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Meyer, Corlia; Guenther, Lars; Joubert, Marina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: People's perceptions of scientists have repeatedly been investigated using the Draw-a-Scientist Test (DAST). The test is used to identify people's (stereotypical) images of scientists, which might affect attitudes towards science and science-related career choices. Purpose: The current study has two goals. (1) Applying the DAST at a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Portraiture, Scientists, Stereotypes
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Dyrberg, Nadia Rahbek; Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: The high rates of attrition in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programmes causes concern over a future shortage of graduates entering STEM careers. Students' first year experiences critically affect their motivation and are therefore also critical components of students' academic success in terms of retention,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Determination, STEM Education, Foreign Countries
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Iliaki, Georgia; Velentzas, Athanasios; Michailidi, Emily; Stavrou, Dimitris – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Research regarding students' ideas about the nature of sound reveals a variety of conceptions about sound. In order to reconstruct these ideas and explain sound phenomena, researchers' teaching interventions often make use of everyday-life contexts. However existing research on sound only partially addresses the correlation between the…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Musical Instruments
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Van De Heyde, Valentino; Siebrits, André – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Students' well preparedness for laboratory sessions is of importance for a number of reasons including them being able to engage in and learn from the session and in acquiring the necessary laboratory skills needed for the scientific community and for possible further work in industry. To enhance the preparedness of the students an…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Science Instruction, Blended Learning
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Irmak, Meltem; Tüzün, Özgül Yilmaz – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Understanding pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) perceived knowledge on a subject and teaching that subject is important to better prepare these teachers for their future career. Purpose: In this study, PSTs' perceived Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) on genetics and the contribution of the dimensions of perceived…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Martín-Gámez, Carolina; Erduran, Sibel – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Argumentation is an important discourse process in science that needs to be taught and learned as part of a repertoire of strategies to support the acquisition of scientific literacy. Research in science education indicates that beliefs or perceptions and the epistemological orientations of teachers influence their approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Persuasive Discourse, Science and Society, Energy
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Namdar, Bahadir – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Global climate change (GCC) has become one of the most debated socio-scientific issues after an increase in media attention. Recently, there have also been several studies describing students' and teachers' alternative conceptions about GCC. Therefore, designing learning environments at the college level that focus on accurate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Climate, Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Eriksson, Andreas; Nordrum, Lene – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Data commentary, in-text comments on the visual presentation of data, is acknowledged as a central aspect of academic writing in many engineering disciplines. At the same time, it is a feature that has been shown to be challenging for students. One of the genres in which data commentary plays a significant role in many engineering…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Masters Theses
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Temel, Senar; Sen, Senol; Özcan, Özgür – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Determining individuals' views of the nature of science is quite important for researchers since it is both a component of scientific literacy and a fundamental aim of science education. Purpose: This study aims to develop a NOSvs for assessing prospective teachers' views of the nature of science and to analyse their psychometric…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Test Construction, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Cukurova, Mutlu; Bennett, Judith; Abrahams, Ian – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Recently, there is a growing interest in independent learning approaches globally. This is, at least in part, due to an increased demand for so-called "21st century skills" and the potential of independent learning to improve student skills to better prepare them for the future. Purpose: This paper reports a study that…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Learning Strategies, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry
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Kaltakci-Gurel, Derya; Eryilmaz, Ali; McDermott, Lillian Christie – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Correct identification of misconceptions is an important first step in order to gain an understanding of student learning. More recently, four-tier multiple choice tests have been found to be effective in assessing misconceptions. Purpose: The purposes of this study are (1) to develop and validate a four-tier misconception test to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physics, Science Teachers, Misconceptions
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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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Berge, Maria; Ingerman, Åke – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: In science education today, there is an emerging focus on what is happening in situ, making use of an array of analytical traditions. Common practice is to use one specific analytical framing within a research project, but there are projects that make use of multiple analytical framings to further the understanding of the same data,…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Science Education
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Çam, Aylin; Geban, Ömer – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: The development of primary pre-service teachers' chemistry motivation and attitudes toward chemistry were examined in order to develop their science literacy using case-based learning. Students' ideas were emphasized, real-life situations were discussed, and students could share their ideas and knowledge with peers; as a result,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Student Motivation
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Haglund, Jesper; Melander, Emil; Weiszflog, Matthias; Andersson, Staffan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: University physics students were engaged in open-ended thermodynamics laboratory activities with a focus on understanding a chosen phenomenon or the principle of laboratory apparatus, such as thermal radiation and a heat pump. Students had access to handheld infrared (IR) cameras for their investigations. Purpose: The purpose of the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Science, Thermodynamics, Science Laboratories
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