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Delgado, Cesar; Jones, M. Gail; You, Hye Sun; Robertson, Laura; Chesnutt, Katherine; Halberda, Justin – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Crosscutting concepts such as "scale, proportion, and quantity" are recognised by U.S. science standards as a potential vehicle for students to integrate their scientific and mathematical knowledge; yet, U.S. students and adults trail their international peers in scale and measurement estimation. Culturally based knowledge of scale such…
Descriptors: Scaling, Number Systems, Public Schools, Grade 7
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Adams, Peter; Goos, Merrilyn – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Application of mathematical and statistical thinking and reasoning, typically referred to as quantitative skills, is essential for university bioscience students. First, this study developed an assessment task intended to gauge graduating students' quantitative skills. The Quantitative Skills Assessment of Science Students (QSASS) was the result,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, College Science, Biological Sciences, College Outcomes Assessment
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Cole, Merryn; Wilhelm, Jennifer; Yang, Hongwei – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Relationships between sixth grade students' moon journaling and students' spatial-scientific reasoning after implementation of an Earth/Space unit were examined. Teachers used the project-based Realistic Explorations in Astronomical Learning curriculum. We used a regression model to analyze the relationship between the students' Lunar Phases…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Astronomy, Science Education, Spatial Ability
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Tursucu, Süleyman; Spandaw, Jeroen; Flipse, Steven; de Vries, Marc J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Students in senior pre-university education encounter difficulties in the application of mathematics into physics. This paper presents the outcome of an explorative qualitative study of teachers' beliefs about improving the transfer of algebraic skills from mathematics into physics. We interviewed 10 mathematics and 10 physics teachers using a…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Wong, Vicky; Dillon, Justin; King, Heather – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is widely used in science education. There is confusion, however, as to its provenance and meaning which is potentially problematic. This study examines the purpose of STEM practice in education in England and asks if there are differences in perceptions of STEM between science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Wilhelm, Jennifer – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This paper reports an examination on gender differences in lunar phases understanding of 123 students (70 females and 53 males). Middle-level students interacted with the Moon through observations, sketching, journalling, two-dimensional and three-dimensional modelling, and classroom discussions. These lunar lessons were adapted from the Realistic…
Descriptors: Test Results, Test Items, Females, Astronomy
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Andree, Maria; Hansson, Lena – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
In many Western societies, there is a concern about the tendency of young people not choosing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and occupations. In response, different initiatives have been launched. If one believes that science should have a place in more young people's lives, an important question is to what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Student Recruitment, Natural Sciences
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Cerinsek, Gregor; Hribar, Tina; Glodez, Natasa; Dolinsek, Slavko – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper is addressing the problem of under-representation of young people in general, and females in particular, in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Slovenia. It has two main objectives: (1) to identify which priorities male and female STEM students in Slovenia seek in their future careers, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students)
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Agung, Salamah; Schwartz, Marc S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
This study examines Indonesian students' understanding of conservation of matter, balancing of equations and stoichiometry. Eight hundred and sixty-seven Grade 12 students from 22 schools across four different cities in two developed provinces in Indonesia participated in the study. Nineteen teachers also participated in order to validate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equations (Mathematics), Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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Jeppsson, Fredrik; Haglund, Jesper; Amin, Tamer G. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Many studies have previously focused on how people with different levels of expertise solve physics problems. In early work, focus was on characterising differences between experts and novices and a key finding was the central role that propositionally expressed principles and laws play in expert, but not novice, problem-solving. A more recent…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Physics, Science Education, Problem Solving
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Lee, Yeung Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Current approaches to science-technology-society (STS) education focus primarily on the controversial socio-scientific issues that arise from the application of science in modern technology. This paper argues for an interdisciplinary approach to STS education that embraces science, technology, history, and social and cultural studies. By employing…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Science Education, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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Drewes, Andrea; Henderson, Joseph; Mouza, Chrystalla – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing society, and climate change educational models are emerging in response. This study investigates the implementation and enactment of a climate change professional development (PD) model for science educators and its impact on student learning. Using an intrinsic case study methodology,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Climate, Science Teachers, Case Studies
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Micari, Marina; Van Winkle, Zachary; Pazos, Pilar – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this study, we investigate the relationship between academic-preparedness diversity within small learning groups and individual academic performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) university courses. We further examine whether academic-preparedness diversity impacts academically more- and less-prepared students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Regression (Statistics)
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Gupta, Ayush; Elby, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
Researchers have argued against deficit-based explanations of students' difficulties with mathematical sense-making, pointing instead to factors such as epistemology. Students' beliefs about knowledge and learning can hinder the activation and integration of productive knowledge they have. Such explanations, however, risk falling into a…
Descriptors: Physics, Engineering, Equations (Mathematics), Epistemology
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Titrek, Osman; Cobern, William W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
The process of modernization began in Turkey under the reform government of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938). Turkey officially became a secular nation seeking to develop a modern economy with modern science and technology and political democracy. Turkey also has long been, and remains, a deeply religious society. Specifically, the practice of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Sciences
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