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National Academies Press, 2016
A growing body of evidence indicates that, increasingly, the public is engaging with science in a wide range of informal environments, which can be any setting outside of school such as community-based programs, festivals, libraries, or home. Yet undergraduate and graduate schools often don't prepare scientists for public communication. This…
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Evidence Based Practice, Information Dissemination
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Gitomer, Drew H., Ed.; Bell, Courtney A., Ed. – American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2016
The Fifth Edition of the :Handbook of Research on Teaching" is an essential resource for students and scholars dedicated to the study of teaching and learning. The volume covers a vast array of topics ranging from the history of teaching to technological and literacy issues. In each authoritative chapter, the authors summarize the state of…
Descriptors: Guides, Instruction, Learning, Educational Philosophy
Dochy, Filip; Gijbels, David; Segers, Mien; Van den Bossche, Piet – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Workplace and professional learning, lifelong learning, adult learning, learning in different contexts have become of more and more interest and now dominate all aspects of 21st century life. Learning is no longer about "storing and recall" but "development and flow". "Theories of Learning in the Workplace" offers fascinating overviews into some…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Learning Theories, Informal Education, Educational Psychology
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Gengarelly, Lara M.; Abrams, Eleanor D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
Teaching students how to conduct authentic scientific inquiry is an essential aspect of recent science education reform efforts. Our National Science Foundation-funded GK-12 program paired science graduate students--fellows--with secondary science teachers in order to enhance inquiry-based instruction. This research examined the roles of the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, School Culture, Educational Change, Science Teachers
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Tatar, Erdal; Oktay, Munir – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2008
This study attempts to define the contradiction between cooperative learning, which has an important place in science education, and the relative evaluation system. The fixation of the situation which was done with the data obtained from the literature also has been supported with a semi-structured interview study conducted with eighteen science…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Cooperative Learning, Interviews, Science Teachers
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Bazler, Judith, Ed.; Van Sickle, Meta, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Curriculums for STEM education programs have been successfully implemented into numerous school systems for many years. Recently, the integration of arts education into such programs has proven to be significantly beneficial to students, resulting in a new method of teaching including science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Science Education
Goodnough, Karen – Canadian Journal of Education, 2008
This article reports on the experiences and perceptions of K-12 teachers as they engaged in a participatory action research (PAR) project, "Science Across the Curriculum." Although the experiences and professional learning of two of the project participants are highlighted, the challenges that all participants experienced as they conceptualized…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Action Research, Teacher Attitudes, Teachers
Singer, Susan R.; Nielsen, Natalie R.; Schweingruber, Heidi A. – National Academies Press, 2012
The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the…
Descriptors: Physics, Biology, Geology, Chemistry
Singer, Susan R., Ed.; Nielsen, Natalie R. Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2012
The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Science Education, Public Agencies, Engineering Education
Khine, Myint Swe, Ed.; Saleh, Issa M., Ed. – IGI Global, 2013
"Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning" examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of research brings together science educators,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Physical Sciences, Learning Theories
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Luft, Julie A.; Whitworth, Brooke A.; Berry, Amanda; Navy, Shannon; Kind, Vanessa – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2019
Science teacher professional development is complex. Phases in a teacher's career necessitate different professional learning opportunities. Furthermore, knowledge bases, practices, and attributes need to be cultivated during these times. For science teachers, it is not always evident how to link professional learning opportunities progressively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Transformative Learning
Liu, Xiufeng – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2010
This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Textbooks, Research Methodology, Science Tests
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Cheung, Alan; Slavin, Robert – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
As evidence-based reform becomes increasingly important in educational policy, it is becoming essential to understand how research design might contribute to reported effect sizes in experiments evaluating educational programs. The purpose of this study was to examine how methodological features such as types of publication, sample sizes, and…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Duschl, Richard A., Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed.; Shouse, Andrew W., Ed. – National Academies Press, 2007
What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, "Taking Science to School" provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Science Education, Teacher Education, Scientific Concepts
Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
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