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Jones, Verity – Primary Science, 2018
In many schools following the National Curriculum for England the teaching of science has been overshadowed by the demands of literacy and numeracy, with the focus on statutory testing (SATs) and emphasis on national targets. This has often led to increasing concerns around teachers' subject knowledge, the sapping of teacher confidence and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Poetry, Scientific Methodology, Investigations
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Whannell, Robert; Quinn, Fran; Taylor, Subhashni; Harris, Katherine; Cornish, Scott; Sharma, Manjula – Teaching Science, 2018
Australian science curricula have promoted the use of investigations that allow secondary students to engage deeply with the methods of scientific inquiry, through student-directed, open-ended investigations over an extended duration. This study presents the analysis of data relating to the frequency of completion and attitudes towards long…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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van der Zee, Tim; Reich, Justin – AERA Open, 2018
Scientific progress is built on research that is reliable, accurate, and verifiable. The methods and evidentiary reasoning that underlie scientific claims must be available for scrutiny. Like other fields, the education sciences suffer from problems such as failure to replicate, validity and generalization issues, publication bias, and high costs…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Senler, B. – Science Education International, 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate middle school students' views of scientific inquiry. A total of 489 middle school students (238 from the United States, and 251 from Turkey) participated in the study. The Views of Scientific Inquiry-Elementary (VOSI-E) was used to assess participants' scientific inquiry views. The instrument covered four…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Sinharay, Sandip – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2016
Data mining methods for classification and regression are becoming increasingly popular in various scientific fields. However, these methods have not been explored much in educational measurement. This module first provides a review, which should be accessible to a wide audience in education measurement, of some of these methods. The module then…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Information Retrieval, Classification, Regression (Statistics)
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Kaya, Gamze Inan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations between pre-service teachers' scientific epistemological beliefs and goal orientations in 2X2 framework. Scientific epistemological beliefs are domain-specific views of people about nature and acquisition of scientific knowledge, how scientific knowledge is produced, how reliable and valid…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Goal Orientation, Preservice Teachers
Banda, Asiana; Mumba, Frackson; Chabalengula, Vivien M. – Science Educator, 2014
This study examined Zambian preservice chemistry teachers' views on the goals of chemistry education, the importance of the goals, and challenges for achieving them in schools. The study sample was comprised of 59 pre-service chemistry teachers at the University of Zambia. Data were collected using a modified Likert-scale questionnaire that was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Iammarino, Nicholas K.; O'Rourke, Thomas W. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
There is a growing concern among scientists and educators alike that we are failing in our mission to demonstrate the importance of science and of the scientific method and hypothesis testing. We discuss the alarming rise of misinformation, particularly on the Internet, and the inability of readers, particularly students, to decipher real, valid…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Information Literacy, Scientific Literacy
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Gerde, Hope K.; Schachter, Rachel E.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Researchers and practitioners have become increasingly interested in how early childhood programs prepare young children for science. Due to a number of factors, including educators' low self-efficacy for teaching science and lack of educational resources, many early childhood classrooms do not offer high-quality science experiences for young…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Scientific Methodology, Young Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Mernoff, Brian; Aldous, Amanda R.; Wasio, Natalie A.; Kritzer, Joshua A.; Sykes, E. Charles H.; O'Hagan, Karen – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Many university science outreach programs involve presentations of research projects to high school students. These presentations often focus more on exciting scientific content and less on fostering direct relationships between high school students and scientists. Such interactions are important for sustaining student interest in science…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, High School Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Karsai, Istvan; Kampis, George – BioScience, 2010
Biology is changing and becoming more quantitative. Research is creating new challenges that need to be addressed in education as well. New educational initiatives focus on combining laboratory procedures with mathematical skills, yet it seems that most curricula center on a single relationship between scientific knowledge and scientific method:…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Mathematics Education, Biology, Scientific Literacy
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Gasparatou, Renia – Science & Education, 2017
The move from respecting science to "scientism," i.e., the idealization of science and scientific method, is simple: We go from acknowledging the sciences as fruitful human activities to oversimplifying the ways they work, and accepting a fuzzy belief that "Science" and "Scientific Method," will give us a direct…
Descriptors: Science Education, Beliefs, Sciences, Thinking Skills
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Khalafi, Lida; Doolittle, Pamela; Wright, John – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
A laboratory experiment is described in which students determine the concentration and speciation of iron in beer samples using cloud point extraction and absorbance spectroscopy. The basis of determination is the complexation between iron and 2-(5-bromo-2- pyridylazo)-5-diethylaminophenol (5-Br-PADAP) as a colorimetric reagent in an aqueous…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Laboratory Experiments, Science Laboratories, Chemistry
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Gilles, Brent; Buck, Gayle – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Fostering students' ability to engage in scientific argumentation is an essential component of science teaching.. Unfortunately, research shows that teachers often lack sufficient prior experiences. As teacher educators, we sought to better understand how to effectively provide such critical experiences. Furthermore, we wanted to understand how…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Higher Education, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Caputo, Richard; Epstein, William; Stoesz, David; Thyer, Bruce – Journal of Social Work Education, 2015
Postmodernism continues to have a detrimental influence on social work, questioning the Enlightenment, criticizing established research methods, and challenging scientific authority. The promotion of postmodernism by editors of "Social Work" and the "Journal of Social Work Education" has elevated postmodernism, placing it on a…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Social Work, Epistemology, Criticism
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