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Premo, Joshua; Cavagnetto, Andy; Honke, Garrett; Kurtz, Kenneth J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
The idea that characteristics acquired by an organism during its lifetime can be inherited by offspring and result in evolution is a substantial impediment to student understanding of evolution. In the current study, we performed a preliminary examination of how acquiring physical changes in a question prompt may differentially cue intuitive and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Genetics, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Beier, Margaret E.; Kim, Michelle H.; Saterbak, Ann; Leautaud, Veronica; Bishnoi, Sandra; Gilberto, Jaqueline M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Can engaging college students in client-centered projects in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework increase interest in STEM professions? The current study explored the effectiveness of project-based learning (PjBL) courses on student attitudes, major choice, and career aspirations in STEM. Framed in expectancy-value…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Fu, Guopeng; Clarke, Anthony – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This study explores how physics teachers in a high school negotiate the relationships between individual and collective agencies in the context of the on-going curriculum reform in China. Drawing on Bandura's social cognitive theory, the study employs ethnographical methods including observation, interviewing, and the researcher's and teachers'…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Teachers, Social Cognition, Ethnography
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Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Around the world, there have been curricula reforms involving the incorporation of the inquiry-based teaching and learning strategy in secondary school science education in general and in practical work in particular. Research in inquiry-based practical work (IBPW) has focused, for example, on aspects of the strategy itself, on teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Leuchter, Miriam; Naber, Britta – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Attention to core concepts in science and engineering in early education has grown recently, and understanding levers as force amplifiers can be recognized as one of these. Previous studies focused on two-sided levers and do not provide sufficient information about children's knowledge of levers as force amplifiers, nor about their learning and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Engineering Education, Knowledge Level
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Shaby, Neta; Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Tal, Tali – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Today, science is a major part of western culture. Discussions about the need for members of the public to access and understand scientific information are therefore well established, citing the importance of such information to responsible citizenship, democracy, socially accountable scientific research and public funding (National Research…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Education, Informal Education, Exhibits
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Höft, Lars; Bernholt, Sascha; Blankenburg, Janet S.; Winberg, Mikael – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
The development of students' interest in school science activities, their understanding of central chemical concepts, and the interplay between both constructs across Grades 5-11 were analyzed in a cross-sectional paper-and-pencil study (N = 2,510, mean age 11-17 years). Previous empirical findings indicate that students' knowledge increases over…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Case Studies
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Raker, Jeffrey R.; Gibbons, Rebecca E.; Cruz-Ramírez de Arellano, Daniel – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Affect is associated with success and persistence in STEM courses and degree programs. Measurement tools that produce valid and reliable data are essential to capturing the impact of evidenced-based instructional practices and reformed curricula on learning. We report the development of the Achievement Emotions Questionnaire for use in…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Psychometrics
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Lane, Amanda Kelly; Hardison, Carlton; Simon, Ariana; Andrews, Tessa C. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
One barrier to the adoption of evidenced-based teaching practices may be that faculty do not see teaching as an important part of their identities as professionals. Graduate school is a key time for professional identity development, and currently we know little about how doctoral students develop identities as college teachers. In this…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods
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Arthurs, Leilani A. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Discipline-based education research (DBER) conducted by faculty within geoscience departments can address identified needs in undergraduate geoscience education. This study explores the evolution of undergraduate geoscience education research (GER) from 1985 to 2016, primarily in terms of the types of published research and secondarily in terms of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Earth Science, Intellectual Disciplines
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Gresch, Helge; Martens, Matthias – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Teleology has been described as an intuitive cognitive bias and as a major type of student conception. There is controversy regarding whether teleological explanations are a central obstacle to, are legitimate in, or are even supportive of science learning. However, interaction in science classrooms has not yet been investigated with regard to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Secondary School Science, Evolution
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Bellocchi, Alberto – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
High demand for suitably qualified, high-quality science teachers is undermined by elevated teacher burnout/attrition rates within the early years of teaching. Effective emotion management can alleviate feelings of burnout and is also linked theoretically to sustaining positive social bonds. Scant attention has been directed at the importance of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Teaching Experience, Emotional Adjustment
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Granger, Ellen M.; Bevis, Todd H.; Southerland, Sherry A.; Saka, Yavuz; Ke, Fengfeng – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This research examines factors influencing elementary science teacher learning as they participate in professional development with and enactment of educative curricula in comparison with learning following limited professional development and enactment of traditional curricula. Using a randomized cluster design (125 teachers and 2,694 students in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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Chesnutt, Katherine; Gail Jones, M.; Corin, Elysa N.; Hite, Rebecca; Childers, Gina; Perez, Mariana P.; Cayton, Emily; Ennes, Megan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
This study examined the relationship between students' (N = 229) concepts of size and scale and students' achievement in science and mathematics over a 3-year period. Size and scale are considered one of the big ideas in science that permeates disparate science and mathematics content areas, yet little is known about the relationship between…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Science Instruction
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Ryoo, Kihyun; Bedell, Kristin – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Carefully scaffolded dynamic visualizations have potential to promote science learning for all students, including English language learners (ELLs) who are often underserved in mainstream science classrooms, but little is known about how to design effective scaffolding to support such diverse students' learning with dynamic visualizations. This…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Language Arts, Science Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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