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Stagg, Bethan C.; Verde, Michael F. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Although plant reproduction is a core subject in school science curricula, botanical topics are typically unpopular with students. Integrating the arts into science subject matter has the potential to increase student interest and understanding. Educational theatre has shown particular promise in this area. Purpose: The study examined…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Interdisciplinary Approach, Theater Arts
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Cheah, Yin Hong; Chai, Ching Sing; Toh, Yancy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Professional learning communities are increasingly recognized for their significance in building teachers' competencies for educational reform. However, the knowledge development cycle of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) through multiple professional learning communities is not well researched. Purpose: This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Faculty Development
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Schroeder, Meadow; McKeough, Anne; Graham, Susan A.; Norris, Stephen P. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Uncertainty is a crucial element of scientific knowledge growth. Students should have some understanding of how science knowledge is developed and why scientific conclusions are considered more or less certain than others. A component of the nature of science, it is considered an important aspect of science education and allows…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Grade 5, Grade 9
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Feyzioglu, Burak – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: In recent years, science curricula (chemistry, physics, biology, earth science, life science, etc.) in many countries have been prepared and applied according to the inquiry-based learning approach. Although the acquisition and application of the inquiry skills are one of the important objectives of the science curriculum, the inquiry…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Inquiry, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Ruiz-Gallardo, José-Reyes; Paños, Esther – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Microorganisms are very important in day-to-day life, but they are inadequately addressed in the Spanish educational system. It is essential that students are well informed about their characteristics and functions. Purpose: The study aims to find out primary school students' perceptions of microorganisms and to analyze whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Knowledge Level
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Kruit, Patricia M.; Oostdam, Ron J.; van den Berg, Ed; Schuitema, Jaap A. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: With the increased attention on the implementation of inquiry activities in primary science classrooms, a growing interest has emerged in assessing students' science skills. Research has thus far been concerned with the limitations and advantages of different test formats to assess students' science skills. Purpose: This study explores…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills
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Emvalotis, Anastassios; Koutsianou, Athina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: A growing interest in student's perceptions of scientists has been identified in the literature, relying on the argument that stereotypical perceptions of scientists may affect student attitudes towards science and their willingness to pursue a science-related career. Thus, over the past 30 years, many studies have investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientists
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Johansson, Annie-Maj; Wickman, Per-Olof – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examines how different purposes can support teachers in their work with progressions as a part of a teaching sequences in science in primary school. Design/Method: The study was carried out in two classes working with inquiry and the events that took place in the classroom were filmed. In the study, we have chosen to use the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Science Teachers
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Looi, Chee-Kit; Sun, Daner; Kim, Mi Song; Wen, Yun – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background and purpose: To date, there has been little research on the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) for delivering a mobile technology-supported science curriculum. To address this, a TPD model for a science curriculum supported by mobile technology was developed and evaluated in this paper. The study reported focuses on the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Larrain, Antonia; Howe, Christine; Freire, Paulina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Dialogic teaching, specifically the use of argumentation in teaching, is seen as promoting scientific literacy and understanding. However, international evidence consistently shows that the prevailing modes of classroom talk are monologic. The problem is how to transform science education into dialogic and argumentative spaces. One way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Instructional Materials, Classroom Communication
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Yoon, Susan A.; Anderson, Emma; Park, Miyoung; Elinich, Karen; Lin, Joyce – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: This study builds on a series of studies that examined how augmented reality and various other learning scaffolds can promote deeper conceptual and cognitive understanding among visitors in a science museum. Purpose: We focus specifically on determining the exact affordances of different genres of scaffolds that include augmented…
Descriptors: Museums, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Nonschool Educational Programs, Computer Simulation
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Baser, Derya; Ozden, M. Yasar; Karaarslan, Hasan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Blending collaborative learning and project-based learning (PBL) based on Wolff (2003) design categories, students interacted in a learning environment where they developed their technology integration practices as well as their technological and collaborative skills. Purpose: The study aims to understand how seventh grade students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Uçar, F. Melike; Sungur, Semra – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the factors related to science achievement. In these studies, the classroom goal structure perceptions, engagement, and self-efficacy of the students have emerged as important factors to be examined in relation to students' science achievement. Purpose: This study examines the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Science Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Aktamis, Hilal – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Children generally adopt the behaviours and attitudes they see in their home environment. Because of this, education provided in the school can be effective, as long as it is supported at home and by extension to the entire environment where the child interacts. Isolating the family from school influences the continuance of the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Influences, Scientific Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Oh, Jun-Young; Lee, Hyonyong; Lee, Sung-Soon – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Kuhn's model of science has been widely influential, but in this paper, it is argued that it is more appropriate to consider constructivist learning within science education as a research program in the sense used by Lakatos. Purpose/Hypothesis: This study offers teaching strategies and their corresponding instructional sequences based…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Elementary School Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education
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