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Osborne, Jonathan – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2017
In this response, I argue that Hodson and Wong's (2017) (see EJ1133274) critique of the consensus view, though valid, lacks a sufficiently detailed and elaborated alternative. Their emphasis on practice fails to define what the goals of engaging in practice might be. In contrast, the picture of science offered as consisting of six different…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Epistemology, Logical Thinking
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Berkovitz, Joseph – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2017
Hodson and Wong (2017, this issue) argue that, though the nature of science (NOS) is now an established focus of school science education and a key element in defining scientific literacy, "the consensus view" of NOS misrepresents contemporary scientific practice. They then propose a number of alternative approaches to science curriculum…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reflection, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Bazzul, Jesse – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2017
This article provides a metacommentary on the special issue on nature of science (NOS). The issue is composed of senior scholars discussing Hodson and Wong's (2017, this issue) critique of the consensus view of nature of science, which on a basic level states that there are agreed-upon aspects of science that can be taught in K-12 schools. Each…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Towers, Jo; Hall, Jennifer; Rapke, Tina; Martin, Lyndon C.; Andrews, Heather – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2017
In this article, we review published literature that draws on autobiographical accounts of students' experiences learning mathematics. We summarize the main findings of the target literature and present recommendations for further research that will extend this field. Our review indicates that autobiographical and narrative methodological…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Student Experience, Mathematics Education, Personal Narratives
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Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
This article explores the potential for aspects of abstract algebra to be influential for the teaching of school algebra (and early algebra). Using national standards for analysis, four primary areas common in school mathematics--and their progression across elementary, middle, and secondary mathematics--where teaching may be transformed by…
Descriptors: Algebra, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Turcotte, Sandrine; Hamel, Christine – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
This study addressed computer-supported collaborative scientific inquiries in remote networked schools (Quebec, Canada). Three dyads of Grade 5-6 classrooms from remote locations across the province collaborated using the knowledge-building tool Knowledge Forum. Customized scaffold supports embedded in the online tool were used to support student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Grade 5, Grade 6
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Shanahan, Marie-Claire; Carol-Ann Burke, Lydia E.; Francis, Krista – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
The term "STEM," used to describe science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, has come to prominence in Canada over the last decade, raising questions about its meaning. Here we examine its history in the United States and the sociopolitical commitments that have, in parallel, guided science education in Canada. The divergent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods
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DeCoito, Isha – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
Across Canada many initiatives have been initiated to generate more interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; however, no single or comprehensive overview has been conducted that takes into account the impact of these STEM initiatives on teaching/learning outcomes in K-12 education. This knowledge synthesis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Synthesis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Borden, Lisa Lunney; Wiseman, Dawn – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
The editors have challenged us to consider STEM within the Canadian educational context. We find that the push to STEM is based on stories that frame the need for STEM within an economic imperative. Though some people are questioning the prevailing story and attempting to tell stories about STEM as a more integrated approach to teaching and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Krug, Don; Shaw, Ashley – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
This article examines science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as represented in North American educational contexts. In this article we will argue that the dominant view of STEM education as currently circulated and practiced in the United States and Canada is not much more than an acronym of discrete disciplinary areas. We…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, STEM Education, Science Education, Technology Education
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Chick, Helen; Stacey, Kaye – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2013
Some of mathematics teaching is routine, like an exercise from a textbook for which you have received instruction and already know what to do. On other occasions, however, teaching mathematics is challenging, involving problems of teaching for which the solutions may not be readily apparent. These situations require the application of mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving
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Preciado-Babb, Armando Paulino; Liljedahl, Peter – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2012
We present the perspectives of teachers and others involved in the collaborative design of teaching and learning artifacts across three cases: (a) an independent group participating in lesson study; (b) teachers participating in professional development programs; and (c) a district initiative for producing numeracy tasks. Among the results we…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Instructional Design, Lesson Plans
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Rivard, Leonard P.; Cormier, Marianne; Turnbull, Miles – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2012
This article proposes strategies and practices that create rich discursive spaces for learning science in French immersion contexts. These strategies and practices are drawn from a variety of scholarly sources; here we adapt them to reading in the French immersion science classroom. The strategies and practices are designed for use in a…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, French