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Katehi, Linda, Ed.; Pearson, Greg, Ed.; Feder, Michael, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2009
Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering, Technological Literacy, Educational Change
Honey, Margaret A., Ed.; Hilton, Margaret, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2011
At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and intuitive ideas about the world around them, science classes rarely tap this potential.…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Computer Games
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
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Randolph, Justus; Julnes, George; Sutinen, Erkki; Lehman, Steve – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2008
Methodological reviews have been used successfully to identify research trends and improve research practice in a variety of academic fields. Although there have been three methodological reviews of the emerging field of computer science education research, they lacked reliability or generalizability. Therefore, because of the capacity for a…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Research Design, Research Methodology, Science Education
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Knaus, Karen J.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The design and use of a chemistry practice exam instrument that includes a measure for student mental effort is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument can beneficial to chemistry students and chemistry educators as well as chemical education researchers from both a content and cognitive science perspective. The method for calculating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Psychology, Tests, College Students
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Sneider, Cary; Bar, Varda; Kavanagh, Claudine – Astronomy Education Review, 2011
The video "A Private Universe" evokes surprise and dismay among educators and scientists by demonstrating that even the brightest students fail to grasp a seemingly simple and fundamental concept--the reason for seasons. This literature review describes the findings of 41 studies that collectively illustrate why the concept proves difficult to…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Senocak, Erdal – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
This study aimed to develop and validate a problem-based learning environment inventory which would help teachers and researchers to better understand student views on problem-based learning environments. The development of the inventory included the following four steps: Item Formulation; Content Validation; Construct Validation; Reliability…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning, Factor Analysis, Educational Environment
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Rodriguez, Alberto J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
This paper provides a critical review essay of Ajay Sharma's "Portrait of a science teacher as a bricoleur: A case study from India." The main focus is two fold. First, arguments are presented to draw attention to how little advances in science teaching and science learning research have impacted teachers' practice and student…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Researchers, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Haefner, Leigh Ann; Zembal-Saul, Carla – International Journal of Science Education, 2004
This study examined prospective elementary teachers' learning about scientific inquiry in the context of an innovative life science course. Research questions included: (1) What do prospective elementary teachers learn about scientific inquiry within the context of the course? and (2) In what ways do their experiences engaging in science…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Science Experiments, Science Curriculum
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
Tasker, Ross; Osborne, Roger – 1980
The Learning in Science Project identified the learner as the key perspective for in-depth study into problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science at the 10- to 14-year-old level. Two complementary research foci were established to explore this viewpoint: (1) interviewing children using strategies designed to establish various…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension
Biddulph, Fred – 1982
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--focused on science teaching/learning in New Zealand primary schools. Project goals included the identification of major problems of classroom teaching and learning and the study of factors which promote or limit individual children's learning of science. This…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1980
The first working paper of the Learning in Science Project, "An Initial Framework," outlined what was then seen as the major aims of the project and suggested how these aims might be achieved by three phases of research: exploratory (to observe teaching/learning in Form 1 to 4 science classrooms and to identify difficulties perceived by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary School Science
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--was designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in the primary school. This paper summarizes the work undertaken and the findings obtained during the first 9 months of the project. During the first 6 months, an exploratory phase, similar to the original Learning in Science…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Tasker, Ross – 1982
This workshop is based upon work and findings of the Learning in Science Project, a research project which investigated problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science. The workshop program, including activities which have been shown to impact on teacher thinking, is designed to focus attention on learning problems in classrooms,…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
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