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Pruekpramool, Chaninan; Sangpradit, Theerapong – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
The purposes of this study were to develop a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) using English integrated science approach training curriculum and to promote physics teacher's efficacy to be expert teachers and be able to teach Physics in English. The quality of the curriculum was at a high level corresponding to the congruence scores of the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Aslam, D. M.; Abu-Ageel, A.; Alfatlawi, M.; Varney, M. W.; Thompson, C. M.; Aslam, S. K. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
As inspirations from flora and fauna have led to many advances in modern technology, the concept of drawing ideas from nature for design should be reflected in engineering education. This paper focuses on a maple-seed robotic flier (MRF) with various complexities, a robotic platform modeled after the samaras of maple or ash trees, to teach STEM…
Descriptors: Robotics, Entrepreneurship, Engineering Education, Science Instruction
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Cuesta, Josefa; Azcárate, Pilar; Cardeñoso, José Maria – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
The present article analyses the changes in practices, ideas, and attitudes proposed by a group of novice science teachers during a further education teacher training program. The research on which it is based is focused on monitoring the training program and its impact on the participating teachers. The training program has as its starting point…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Science Teachers, Reflection, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Roh Pin – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Misconceptions and biases in energy perception could influence people's support for developments integral to the success of restructuring a nation's energy system. Science education, in equipping young adults with the cognitive skills and knowledge necessary to navigate in the confusing energy environment, could play a key role in paving the way…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Energy, Foreign Countries
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Lunde, Torodd; Rundgren, Shu-Nu Chang; Drechsler, Michal – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study aimed to explore lower secondary teachers' negotiation of the meaning of laboratory work in a professional development program. A total of 15 in-service teachers participated in the program. In the program, tensions between key ideas concerning traditional way of addressing laboratory work -- with emphasis on subject content and skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Laboratories, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education
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Selco, Jodye; Bruno, Mary; Chan, Sue – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
Understanding how the periodic table of elements is organized and how to read information from it is fundamental for understanding chemistry. Introductory chemistry courses usually include discussions detailing what elemental information can be determined by virtue of its position on the periodic table. Although many people have been exposed to…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Hands on Science, Tables (Data), Science Instruction
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Lee, Kar-Tin; Chalmers, Christina; Chandra, Vinesh; Yeh, Andy; Nason, Rod – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This paper reports on a Professional Learning Programme undertaken by primary school teachers in China that aimed to facilitate the development of "adaptive expertise" in using technology to facilitate innovative science teaching and learning such as that envisaged by the Chinese Ministry of Education's (2010--2020) education reforms.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Instruction
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Campbell, Todd; Zuwallack, Rebecca; Longhurst, Max; Shelton, Brett E.; Wolf, Paul G. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This research examines how science teaching orientations and beliefs about technology-enhanced tools change over time in professional development (PD). The primary data sources for this study came from learning journals of 8 eighth grade science teachers at the beginning and conclusion of a year of PD. Based on the analysis completed, Information…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Science Teachers, Grade 8
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Lin, Huann-shyang; Hong, Zuway-R.; Yang, Kuay-keng; Lee, Sung-Tao – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This study investigates the impact of collaborative reflections on teachers' inquiry teaching practices and identifies supportive actions relating to their professional development. Three science teachers in the same elementary school worked as a cooperative and collaborative group. They attended workshops and worked collaboratively through…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Inquiry
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Dillner, Debra K.; Ferrante, Robert F.; Fitzgerald, Jeffrey P.; Schroeder, Maria J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Interest in undergraduate student research has grown in response to initiatives from various professional societies and educational organizations. Participation in research changes student attitudes towards courses as they realize the utility and relevance of what they are learning. At the U.S. Naval Academy, the chemistry majors' curriculum was…
Descriptors: Productivity, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Rowat, Amy C.; Hollar, Kathryn A.; Stone, Howard A.; Rosenberg, Daniel – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Nearly everyone loves chocolate, which makes this an excellent topic for communicating scientific concepts to the general public and to students in the classroom. Here we present the outline and activities for an interactive presentation on the science of chocolate for nonspecialists and their children ages 6 and up. We design the presentation…
Descriptors: Food, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Mariki, Belingtone Eliringia – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This paper is an academic observation of an Educational Multimedia Content development-training programme funded by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) in Tanzania. This project focused on skills development in script writing and in radio and video programme development, aimed at transforming selected subjects from text to multimedia content. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Duncan, Kimberly A.; Johnson, Chris; McElhinny, Kyle; Ng, Steve; Cadwell, Katie D.; Zenner Petersen, Greta M.; Johnson, Angela; Horoszewski, Dana; Gentry, Ken; Lisensky, George; Crone, Wendy C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) and nanotechnology are emerging fields that have captured the attention of scientists and engineers, as well as mainstream media. However, the general public is relatively unaware of NSE, and schools (both K-12 and undergraduate institutions) rarely include nanotechnology as part of their curriculum. To help…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Products
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Soukupova, Jana; Kvitek, Libor; Kratochvilova, Martina; Panacek, Ales; Prucek, Robert; Zboril, Radek – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
Nanoscience and nanotechnology currently represent one of the most rapidly developing fields of science and technology; therefore, the fundamental principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology should be understood by college and even high school students as well as by members of scientific communities. Silver, as the pioneer material in these…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Metallurgy, Science Experiments
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Rye, James; Landenberger, Rick; Warner, Timothy A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The concept map tool set forth by Novak and colleagues is underutilized in education. A meta-analysis has encouraged teachers to make extensive use of concept mapping, and researchers have advocated computer-based concept mapping applications that exploit hyperlink technology. Through an NSF sponsored geosciences education grant, middle and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Active Learning
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