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Tang, Kok-Sing – Science Education, 2017
Metadiscourse, or metatalk, is a discursive resource used in virtually any text or conversation to organize its content or signal the author's stance toward the content. Despite its prevalence in classroom talk, few have examined the role of metadiscourse and how it assists teachers and students to manage classroom communication of scientific…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Discourse Analysis
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Patron, Emelie; Wikman, Susanne; Edfors, Inger; Johansson-Cederblad, Brita; Linder, Cedric – Science Education, 2017
Visual representations are essential for communication and meaning-making in chemistry, and thus the representational practices play a vital role in the teaching and learning of chemistry. One powerful contemporary model of classroom learning, the variation theory of learning, posits that the way an object of learning gets handled is another vital…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Jaber, Lama Z.; Dini, Vesal; Hammer, David; Danahy, Ethan – Science Education, 2018
The "Framework for K-12 Science Education" (National Research Council, 2012) outlines eight practices to represent the diverse ways scientists construct and evaluate knowledge. Engaging students in these practices is a key instructional target in the science classroom. This target, however, creates particular challenges for online…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction
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Rudsberg, Karin; Ohman, Johan; Ostman, Leif – Science Education, 2013
In this study, the purpose is to develop and illustrate a method that facilitates investigations of students' learning processes in classroom discussions about socioscientific issues. The method, called transactional argumentation analysis, combines a transactional perspective on meaning making based on John Dewey's pragmatic philosophy and an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Comparative Analysis, Video Technology
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Capobianco, Brenda M.; DeLisi, Jacqueline; Radloff, Jeffrey – Science Education, 2018
In an effort to document teachers' enactments of new reform in science teaching, valid and scalable measures of science teaching using engineering design are needed. This study describes the development and testing of an approach for documenting and characterizing elementary science teachers' multiday enactments of engineering design-based science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Engineering, Engineering Education, Science Instruction
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Kang, Hosun; Anderson, Charles W. – Science Education, 2015
A teacher's ability to attend and respond to student thinking is a key instructional capacity for promoting complex and deeper learning in science classrooms. This qualitative multiple case study examines 14 preservice science teachers' (PSTs) responses to learning opportunities created to develop this capacity, as provided by a teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Wallace, Carolyn S.; Brooks, Lori – Science Education, 2015
Lack of time for teaching science in traditional classroom placements in the United States has led some science teacher educators to provide practice teaching time for elementary education students in informal science settings. The purposes of this study were to describe the culture of one science methods course taught in conjunction with a K-7…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Educators, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Moser, Stephanie; Zumbach, Joerg; Deibl, Ines – Science Education, 2017
Computer-based simulations are of particular interest to physics learning because they allow learners to actively manipulate graphical visualizations of complex phenomena. However, learning with simulations requires supportive elements to scaffold learners' activities. Thus, our motivation was to investigate whether direct or indirect…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Physics
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Barth-Cohen, Lauren A.; Wittmann, Michael C. – Science Education, 2017
This article presents an empirical analysis of conceptual difficulties encountered and ways students made progress in learning at both individual and group levels in a classroom environment in which the students used an embodied modeling activity to make sense of a specific scientific scenario. The theoretical framework, coordination class theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Vazquez-Bernal, Bartolome; Mellado, Vicente; Jimenez-Perez, Roque; Lenero, M. Carmen Taboada – Science Education, 2012
The processes of change in teachers' practice have been the subject of many studies in educational research. We here describe a case study of long duration (in a course of time of 9 years) that has allowed us to gain some insight into how they occur and the underlying obstacles making the processes so slow. We take the professional development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires
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Bungum, Berit; Bøe, Maria Vetleseter; Henriksen, Ellen Karoline – Science Education, 2018
Quantum physics challenges our views of the physical world and describes phenomena that cannot be directly observed. The use of language is hence essential in the teaching of quantum physics. With a sociocultural view of learning, we investigate characteristics of preuniversity students' small-group discussions and their potential for enhancing…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Group Discussion, Science Achievement, Scientific Literacy
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Berland, Leema K.; McNeill, Katherine L. – Science Education, 2012
Scientific argumentation and explanation are essential practices of science that have been highlighted as equally important for K-12 science education. However, as Osborne and Patterson (2011) have recently argued, both the term "argument" and "explanation" have multiple, overlapping, meanings, and uses in science education. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Science Education, Science Instruction, Classrooms
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Sin, Cristina – Science Education, 2014
This paper explores the relationship between epistemology, sociology, and learning and teaching in physics based on an examination of literature from research in science studies, history and philosophy of science, and physics pedagogic research. It reveals a mismatch between the positivist epistemological foundation which seems to underpin the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Epistemology, Sociology
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Sadler, Troy D.; Romine, William L.; Menon, Deepika; Ferdig, Richard E.; Annetta, Leonard – Science Education, 2015
This study explored student learning in the context of innovative biotechnology curricula and the effects of gaming as a central element of the learning experience. The quasi-experimentally designed study compared learning outcomes between two curricular approaches: One built around a computer-based game, and the other built around a narrative…
Descriptors: Biology, Biotechnology, Educational Games, Secondary School Science
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Fick, Sarah J. – Science Education, 2018
Science education reforms focus on the integration of three dimensions: disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), scientific and engineering practices (SEPs), and crosscutting concepts (CCCs). While research has examined the role of DCIs and SEPs in teaching and learning, little research has explored how the CCCs might be integrated. This research proposes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Science Instruction, Class Activities
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