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Kaderavek, Joan N.; Paprzycki, Peter; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Hapgood, Susanna; Mentzer, Gale; Molitor, Scott; Mendenhall, Robert – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
This study investigated if student placement in a primary grade 1-3 classroom with a teacher who had been trained in a U.S. science Framework-aligned [National Research Council. (2012). "A framework for K-12 science education: Practices, crosscutting concepts and core ideas." The National Academies Press] professional development science…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Science Instruction, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Osterhaus, Christopher; Koerber, Susanne; Sodian, Beate – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Scientific reasoning is a crucial ability in modern knowledge societies. An increasing body of developmental and educational research shows that already primary-school children possess emerging scientific-reasoning skills. The Science-P Reasoning Inventory (SPR-I) is a novel classroom-based paper-and-pencil instrument that was developed to measure…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Education
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
This qualitative case study documents pedagogical changes from a traditional teacher-centred instruction to an inquiry-based integrated literacy/science instruction in an urban second grade classroom. Social constructivist learning, where teachers and learners engage in discussion, argumentation, shared collective discourse, guided practice and…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction
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Park, Joonhyeong; Chang, Jina; Tang, Kok-Sing; Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate the process of students' construction of scientific explanations through drawing explanatory diagrams. For this, we observed fifth and sixth graders' drawing processes in a gifted science class involving learning physics concepts in mechanics. The analysis was carried out on three pictorial…
Descriptors: Sequential Approach, Freehand Drawing, Scientific Concepts, Elementary School Students
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Emembolu, Itoro; Padwick, Annie; Shimwell, Joe; Sanderson, Jonathan; Davenport, Carol; Strachan, Rebecca – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Previous research suggests that early experience of and exposure to the world of work is an important predictor of a child's future involvement in a STEM career. Many interventions have focused on those in secondary education age 11 years and above. Far fewer interventions have explored the impact of STEM outreach engagements among younger age…
Descriptors: Action Research, Sustainability, Inclusion, Childrens Attitudes
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Chang, Jina; Park, Joonhyeong; Tang, Kok-Sing; Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Student-generated drawing is a useful strategy to construct students' scientific ideas. For exploring ways to support student-generated drawing, we focused on the perspective of 'Norms' -- shared behaviour patterns desirable in a community. We investigated what norms were formed and how they emerged when students made drawings to explain…
Descriptors: Physics, Elementary School Students, Freehand Drawing, Student Attitudes
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Lin, Xiao-Fan; Tang, Dandan; Shen, Weipeng; Liang, Zhong-Mei; Tang, Yaner; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
This study examines the correlations between perceived technology-assisted teacher support; student hardiness (i.e. individual commitment, challenge, and control); and technology-embedded scientific inquiry (TESI) using a mediational model approach. Data were gathered from the series of questionnaires administered to 1566 Chinese students with an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Scientific Research, Student Characteristics
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Zangori, Laura; Ke, Li; Sadler, Troy D.; Peel, Amanda – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Using socio-scientific issues (SSI) in the science learning environment can promote student motivation to learn and make learning experiences more meaningful. Embedding model-based reasoning opportunities in science lessons can promote substantial science learning. However, how these both work together to promote science learning is a little…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Thinking Skills, Ecology, Causal Models
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Qiao, Xue – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
This longitudinal case study explores how students' epistemic uncertainty in argumentation can be adapted as a resource to develop knowledge in a fifth-grade classroom. Major data sources include 12 videotaped whole-class discussions focused on group presentation of arguments to obtain peers' critiques across two course units, the ecosystem and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Epistemology, Knowledge Level
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Yoon, Jihyun; Jo, Tae-Jun; Kang, Seong-Joo – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
In this study, the relationship among the group creativity, empathy, and scientific inquiry ability of elementary school students were investigated. For this purpose, average scores and standard deviations of the group creativity problem solving, empathy, and scientific inquiry ability inventory were calculated and their correlation was analysed…
Descriptors: Correlation, Group Activities, Empathy, Inquiry
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Ünsal, Zeynep; Jakobson, Britt; Wickman, Per-Olof; Molander, Bengt-Olov – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
This article concerns how teachers can use physical artefacts as mediating means to support emergent bilingual students' learning in science class. The data consist of non-participant observations in a Swedish 3rd grade (9-10 years old) class working with electricity. All students were bilingual, but in different minority languages and the teacher…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Language Proficiency
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Zhang, Fa; Bae, Christine L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
In this systematic literature review, we examined the theoretical frameworks, construct operationalisation, and quantitative results as they relate to student motivation and science achievement in TIMSS studies. Our synthesis of findings derived from an international dataset present notable value in that the patterns identified regarding the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Achievement, Correlation, Self Efficacy
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Lin, Jing-Wen; Cheng, Tzu-Shan; Wang, Shian-Jang; Chung, Chen-Ting – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Socioscientific issues (SSI) related teaching may positively influence students' scientific epistemological beliefs (SEB). However, research is limited about elementary school students and the methods of web search. This study aimed to investigate Taiwanese sixth-graders' SEB and the impact of different web searches' information positions…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Hanley, Pam; Wilson, Helen; Holligan, Bridget; Elliott, Louise – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
This study investigates the impact of a professional development programme for teachers that encourages more cognitively challenging, practical, and interactive science lessons. Using a Randomised Controlled Trial, its impact was measured by pupil learning outcomes. Pupils aged 9-10 at 42 primary (elementary) schools in Oxfordshire (England) were…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Outcomes of Education
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Kenneth Jones, Lee; Hite, Rebecca L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Students from Eastern countries score well on international assessments in science yet lack interest in pursuing science careers. Several factors play into students' perceptions of science and scientists, including their home life and attributes of the society in which they live (habitus and capital). One understudied means of examining this issue…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Careers, Student Attitudes, Social Capital
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