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Heaton, Kate – Primary Science, 2019
This article outlines Primary Science for All resources and ideas designed to raise engagement in science for pupils with special educational needs. The aims of the Primary Science for All project were to: (1) make science more accessible to primary school pupils with invisible special needs and to enhance their progress in science; and (2)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Educational Resources, Student Motivation
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Koster, Edwin; de Regt, Henk W. – Science & Education, 2020
While a conception of science as value free has been dominant since Max Weber defended it in the nineteenth century, recent years have witnessed an emerging consensus that science is not -- and cannot be -- completely free of values. Which values may legitimately influence science, and in which ways, is currently a topic of heated debate in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Science Education, Values
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Chapman, Angela; Feldman, Allan – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
This study examined how a contextually based authentic science experience affected the science identities of urban high school students who have been marginalized during their K-12 science education. We examined students' perceptions of the intervention as an authentic science experience, how the experience influenced their science identity, as…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques, Secondary School Science, High School Students
Campbell, Coral, Ed.; Jobling, Wendy, Ed.; Howitt, Christine, Ed. – Cambridge University Press, 2018
Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Pandya, Rajul, Ed.; Dibner, Kenne Ann, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2018
In the last twenty years, citizen science has blossomed as a way to engage a broad range of individuals in doing science. Citizen science projects focus on, but are not limited to, nonscientists participating in the processes of scientific research, with the intended goal of advancing and using scientific knowledge. A rich range of projects extend…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Citizen Participation, Science and Society, Science Education
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Kelly, Regina; Erduran, Sibel – Irish Educational Studies, 2019
Irish science education is aiming to develop post-primary students' knowledge of and about science through the introduction of 'nature of science' (NOS) in the new junior cycle science specification. This study aimed to investigate pre-service science teachers' views about a particular aspect of NOS, namely the aims and values of science. Aims and…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
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McBride, Eileen; Oswald, W. Wyatt; Beck, Lindsey A.; Vashlishan Murray, Amy – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2020
Research in science education confirms the importance of self-efficacy in students' persistence and success in the sciences. The current study examined the role of science self-efficacy in nonspecialist, arts and communication-oriented students encountering science in a general education context. Participants (N = 275) completed a beginning- and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Self Efficacy, Scientific Literacy, General Education
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Kim, Mijung – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2017
To enhance Aboriginal students' educational opportunities in sciences, culturally relevant science curriculum has been examined and practiced in Western Canadian science classrooms. This article shares some examples of inclusion of indigenous knowledge in science curricula and discusses the improvement and challenges of culturally relevant science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Curriculum, Case Studies
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2020
Large numbers of U.S. students lack proficiency in science, and students from different ethnic and socioeconomic groups show disparities in science achievement. Science knowledge and skills are important for both academic and workplace success, and a variety of interventions have been developed to improve student achievement in science. The…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Achievement, Physical Sciences, Earth Science
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Marco-Bujosa, Lisa; Levy, Abigail Jurist; McNeill, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2020
Teachers are central to providing high-quality science learning experiences called for in recent reform efforts, as their understanding of science impacts both what they teach and how they teach it. Yet, most elementary teachers do not enter the profession with a particular interest in science or expertise in science teaching. Research also…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Specialists
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Palmer, Stuart; Campbell, Malcolm; Johnson, Elizabeth; West, Jan – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent national reports have highlighted the contribution that the sciences make to the Australian economy. Many developed economies report perceived shortages of STEM qualified workers, and at the same time, many science graduates have difficulty in finding work, especially work in their discipline. Rational education design dictates that science…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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Bratkovich, Meghan Odsliv – Science & Education, 2018
The work of science is a linguistic act. However, like history and philosophy of science, language has frequently been isolated from science content due to factors such as school departmentalization and narrow definitions of what it means to teach, know, and do science. This conceptual article seeks to recognize and recognize--to understand and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Course Content, Academic Standards, Language Usage
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McKim, Aaron J.; Pauley, Catlin M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Providing interdisciplinary learning opportunities in agriculture, food, natural resources (AFNR), and science is critically important. School-based agricultural education offers a valuable platform to connect AFNR and science; however, interdisciplinary teaching requires willing and able teachers. The current study considered the intentions of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Agricultural Education, Food, Teaching Methods
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Peffer, Melanie E.; Ramezani, Niloofar – International Journal of STEM Education, 2019
Background: Achieving science literacy requires learning disciplinary knowledge, science practices, and development of sophisticated epistemological beliefs about the nature of science and science knowledge. Although sophisticated epistemological beliefs about science are important for attaining science literacy, students' beliefs are difficult to…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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McCall, Madelon – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
University laboratory science courses are typically designed to prepare science majors or those who are pursuing health related careers. These courses often do not provide the experiences necessary to improve elementary preservice teacher science teaching efficacy or attitudes and beliefs toward science. This research utilized a university science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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