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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Ramatlapana, Kim Agatha – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2009
Teaching is a field that is dynamic, with innovations necessitating upgrading of skills and education of teachers for the successful implementation of reforms. The behaviour and attitudes of teachers towards teaching and learning and their knowledge banks are the result of the impact of in-service training. This study investigated the perceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development
National Academies Press, 2005
How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Bolyard, Johnna J.; Oh, Hana; Kridler, Patricia; Salkind, Gwenanne – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
Growing awareness of the importance of teacher quality in mathematics and science has stimulated a variety of national reports and funded initiatives for the purpose of improving teaching and learning in K-12 schools. This study examined the work of awardees in one federally-funded program that included a focus on increasing the number, quality,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Dempsey, Nan – Journal of Staff Development, 2007
In 2003, the Mathematics and Science Unit of the South Carolina Department of Education developed the Mathematics and Science Coaching Initiative. The model--one coach, one school, one content area--requires participating schools to commit to a three-year partnership. The three-year commitment ensures sufficient time for coaching to become an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, School Schedules, Time Management
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Horton, Robert; Igo, Brent L.; Switzer, Deborah M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
A survey instrument was developed and administered to 1,222 K-12 mathematics and science teachers to measure their beliefs about and use of inquiry in the classroom. Four variables (grade level taught, content area taught, level of support received, and self-efficacy for teaching inquiry) were significantly correlated to two dependent variables,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Time Factors (Learning), Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Lambert, Julie; Ariza, Eileen N. Whelan – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2008
This report describes an inquiry-based Earth systems curriculum and strategies for teaching diverse students, which were embedded in the curriculum. The curriculum was implemented with 5th-grade students with varied linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in five schools in a large, southeastern U.S., urban school district. At the end…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Science Instruction, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Horton, Bob; Smart, Julie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
After decades of research endorsing inquiry-based learning, at best only moderate success has been noted in creating effective systemic implementation in K-12 classrooms. Thus, teachers need to be better equipped in how to bring this transformation to their own classrooms. Changing beliefs and overcoming external obstacles encourages the use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Inquiry, Instructional Improvement
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Kane, Sharon; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2004
There is a convincing literature base showing that teachers in a variety of content areas at all levels have used poetry for many years to enrich their curricula and assist in the learning of concepts, procedures, theories, and terms (e.g., Dexter, 1988; Ginocchio & Frederick, 1987; Kane, 1998, 2003; Robertson, 1997; Rodgers & Zolbrod, 1986;…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Poetry, Content Area Reading, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lofgren, Lena; Hellden, Gustav – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
In order to develop successful teaching approaches to transformations of matter, we need to know more about how young students develop an understanding of these processes. In this longitudinal study, we followed 25 students from 7 to 13 years of age in their reasoning about transformations of matter. The questions addressed included how the…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Longitudinal Studies, Learning Processes
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Kipnis, Mira; Hofstein, Avi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
The study described in this article is based on a long-term comprehensive series of investigations that were conducted in the context of teaching high school chemistry in the laboratory using inquiry-type experiments. The students that study chemistry according to this program are involved in an inquiry process that included all the inquiry skills…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Metacognition, Science Instruction