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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Lee, Eric Monsu; Smith, Thomas J. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how equity-oriented pedagogy infused with Making activities promoted five non-dominant middle school youths' attitudes toward science in an after-school program in the Midwestern United States. The researchers conducted pre- and post-interviews with five students from non-dominant…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, After School Programs
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Van Dyke, Margot – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2021
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how young adolescents participated in various activities in a science summer camp. A total of 26 Taiwanese students and 16 U.S. students participated in a one-week "Argue like a Scientist" summer camp. Based on the design features of project-based learning, this science summer…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Science Activities, Summer Programs, Camps
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Hsu, Pi-Sui; Van Dyke, Margot; Chen, Yan – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of teacher guidance on the quality of collaborative argumentation in middle level classrooms. Each of six science classes was randomly assigned to either the intervention (teacher guidance) or control condition (minimal teacher guidance). The verbal collaborative argumentation that occurred…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Cooperative Learning, Science Education, Secondary School Science