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Farina, William J., Jr.; Bodzin, Alec M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Web-based learning is a growing field in education, yet empirical research into the design of high quality Web-based university science instruction is scarce. A one-week asynchronous online module on the Bohr Model of the atom was developed and implemented guided by the knowledge integration framework. The unit design aligned with three identified…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Science Instruction
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Wallon, Robert C.; Jasti, Chandana; Lauren, Hillary Z. G.; Hug, Barbara – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Argumentation has been emphasized in recent US science education reform efforts (NGSS Lead States 2013; NRC 2012), and while existing studies have investigated approaches to introducing and supporting argumentation (e.g., McNeill and Krajcik in "Journal of Research in Science Teaching," 45(1), 53-78, 2008; Kang et al. in "Science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Computer Games
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Lin, Chien-Liang – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study sought to develop a self-report instrument to be used in the assessment of the project competences of college students engaged in online project-based learning. Three scales of the KIPSSE instrument developed for this study, namely, the knowledge integration, project skills, and self-efficacy scales, were based on related theories and…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Courses, Student Projects, Active Learning
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Callis-Duehl, Kristine; Idsardi, Robert; Humphrey, Eve A.; Gougis, Rebekka Darner – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
We explored the scientific argumentation that occurs among university biology students during an argumentation task implemented in two environments: face-to-face in a classroom and online in an asynchronous discussion. We observed 10 student groups, each composed of three students. Our analysis focused on how students respond to their peers'…
Descriptors: College Students, Biology, Persuasive Discourse, Conventional Instruction
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Atmatzidou, Soumela; Demetriadis, Stavros; Nika, Panagiota – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Educational robotics (ER) is an innovative learning tool that offers students opportunities to develop higher-order thinking skills. This study investigates the development of students' metacognitive (MC) and problem-solving (PS) skills in the context of ER activities, implementing different modes of guidance in two student groups (11-12 years…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Solving, Robotics, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Tammy D.; Jones, M. Gail – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
As science grows in complexity, science teachers face an increasing challenge of helping students interpret models that represent complex science systems. Little is known about how teachers select and use models when planning lessons. This mixed methods study investigated the pedagogical approaches and visual models used by elementary in-service…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Media Selection, Teaching Models, Teaching Methods
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Malone, Kathy L.; Schunn, Christian D.; Schuchardt, Anita M. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
The National Research Council framework for science education and the Next Generation Science Standards have developed a need for additional research and development of curricula that is both technologically model-based and includes engineering practices. This is especially the case for biology education. This paper describes a quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Introductory Courses, Biology, Computer Software
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Heijnes, Dewi; van Joolingen, Wouter; Leenaars, Frank – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
We investigate the way students' reasoning about evolution can be supported by drawing-based modeling. We modified the drawing-based modeling tool SimSketch to allow for modeling evolutionary processes. In three iterations of development and testing, students in lower secondary education worked on creating an evolutionary model. After each…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Evolution, Scientific Concepts, Educational Technology
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Michaluk, Lynnette; Stoiko, Rachel; Stewart, Gay; Stewart, John – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Elementary teachers often hold inaccurate beliefs about the Nature of Science (NoS) and have negative attitudes toward science and mathematics. Using a pre-post design, the current study examined beliefs about the NoS, attitudes toward science and mathematics, and beliefs about the teaching of mathematics and science in a large sample study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, STEM Education
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Delahunty, Thomas; Seery, Niall; Lynch, Raymond – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Currently, there is significant interest being directed towards the development of STEM education to meet economic and societal demands. While economic concerns can be a powerful driving force in advancing the STEM agenda, care must be taken that such economic imperative does not promote research approaches that overemphasize pragmatic application…
Descriptors: Brain, Diagnostic Tests, STEM Education, Cognitive Processes
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Wagh, Aditi; Wilensky, Uri – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Extensive research has shown that one of the benefits of programming to learn about scientific phenomena is that it facilitates learning about mechanisms underlying the phenomenon. However, using programming activities in classrooms is associated with costs such as requiring additional time to learn to program or students needing prior experience…
Descriptors: Evolution, Programming, Computer Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Seiler, Gale; Chandler, Mark – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study with 79 students in Montreal, Quebec, compared the educational use of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) global climate model (GCM) to climate education technologies developed for classroom use that included simpler interfaces and processes. The goal was to show how differing climate education technologies succeed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Ecology
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Gould, Deena L.; Parekh, Priyanka – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Engaging in argumentation from evidence is challenging for most middle school students. We report the design of a media-based mentoring system to support middle school students in engaging in argumentation in the context of a game-infused science curriculum. Our design emphasizes learners apprenticing with college student mentors around the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Persuasive Discourse, Educational Games, Science Instruction
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Song, Yanjie; Wen, Yun – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
Despite that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) technology model has been increasingly adopted in education, few studies have been reported on how to integrate various apps on BYOD into inquiry-based pedagogical practices in primary schools. This article reports a case study, examining what apps on BYOD can help students enhance their science learning,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Case Studies
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Rosero-Zambrano, Carlos Andrés; Avila, Alba; Osorio, Luz Adriana; Aguirre, Sandra – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
The coupling of the traditional classroom instruction and a virtual learning environment (VLE) in an engineering course is critical to stimulating the learning process and to encouraging students to develop competencies outside of the classroom. This can be achieved through planned activities and the use of information and communication…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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