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Erduran, Sibel – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2020
The article raises questions about how argumentation is situated in science and religious education. Argumentation is about the justification of claims with reasons and evidence. It is a way of reasoning in both science and religious studies. A current 3-year research and development project entitled "Oxford Argumentation in Religion and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Religious Education, Persuasive Discourse
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Hetherington, Lindsay; Wegerif, Rupert – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Dialogic pedagogy is being promoted in science teacher education but the literature on dialogic pedagogy tends to focus on explicit voices, and so runs the risk of overlooking the important role that material objects often play in science education. In this paper we use the findings of a teacher survey and classroom case study to argue that there…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teacher Education, Case Studies, Science Teachers
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Bore, Anne – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
Science education in the United Kingdom faces a dual challenge in the near future: that of addressing increasing disaffection from the subject by pupils as they enter adolescence coupled with the downturn in learning as they leave primary school behind. Both bridging work and teacher creativity have been identified as key ingredients in ensuring…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Creativity
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Garcia, Alejandra; Flores, Fernando; Gallegos, Leticia – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2005
The educational system in Mexico has undergone important changes in recent decades. One of the most important took place in 1993, when the compulsory character of secondary school (ages 12-15) was established. National In-service Courses (NICs) were established as a way to bring curricular changes proposed in the reform near to the teachers. The…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Marbach-Ad, Gili; Arviv-Elyashiv, Rinat – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2004
This article describes a course in the Department of Science Education, Tel Aviv University, that was designed to teach MA students how to prepare a research assignment in science education. Our students are in-service teachers, graduates in one of the science domains. In general, most of them lack experience in planning and writing research…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries, Course Descriptions