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Ghattas, Nadira I.; Carver, Jeffrey S. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: In this era of rapid technical advancement, there are growing debates around the idea of nanotechnology, which are both timely and controversial. Nanotechnology materials are being utilized in our daily lives in many ways, often without consumer knowledge. Due to the explosion of nanotechnology applications, there is a necessity to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Activities, Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Van Rooy, Wilhelmina S. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: The ubiquity, availability and exponential growth of digital information and communication technology (ICT) creates unique opportunities for learning and teaching in the senior secondary school biology curriculum. Digital technologies make it possible for emerging disciplinary knowledge and understanding of biological processes…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Secondary Schools, Genetics, Computers
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Chu, Yu-Chien; Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: A wide range of studies has offered suggestions why genetics is difficult and some of their key findings are summarised. Underpinning all of this is the way the brain works when handling information. The limitations of working memory capacity offer an interpretation of these difficulties. Purpose: The aim is to confirm that working…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Association Measures
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Williams, John; Eames, Chris; Hume, Anne; Lockley, John – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: This research addressed the key area of early career teacher education and aimed to explore the use of a "content representation" (CoRe) as a mediational tool to develop early career secondary teacher pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). This study was situated in the subject areas of science and technology, where sound…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Action Research, Technology Education
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Ng, Khar Thoe; Lay, Yoon Fah; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses the quality of the teaching and learning of science and mathematics among Grades 4 and 8 students across participating countries. Purpose: This study explored the relationship between positive affect towards science and mathematics and achievement in science and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Koscianski, Andre; Ribeiro, Rafael Joao; da Silva, Sani Carvalho Rutz – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: Advance organizers are instructional materials that help students use previous knowledge to make links with new information. Short animation movies are a possible format and are well suited for physics, as they can portray dynamic phenomena and represent abstract concepts. Purpose: The study aimed to determine guidelines for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animation, Video Technology, Audiovisual Instruction
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Medina-Jerez, William; Dambekalns, Lydia; Middleton, Kyndra V. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background and purpose: The purpose of this study was to record and measure the level of involvement and appreciation that prospective teachers in art and science education programmes demonstrated during a four-session integrated activity. Art and science education prospective teachers from a Rocky Mountain region university in the US worked in…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Rating Scales, Classrooms, Learning Experience
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Wheeldon, R.; Atkinson, R.; Dawes, A.; Levinson, R. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background and purpose: Chemistry examinations can favour the deployment of algorithmic procedures like Le Chatelier's Principle (LCP) rather than reasoning using chemical principles. This study investigated the explanatory resources which high school students use to answer equilibrium problems and whether the marks given for examination answers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Kinetics, Science Instruction
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Yalcinkaya, Eylem; Tastan-Kirik, Ozgecan; Boz, Yezdan; Yildiran, Demet – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: Case-based learning (CBL) is simply teaching the concept to the students based on the cases. CBL involves a case, which is a scenario based on daily life, and study questions related to the case, which allows students to discuss their ideas. Chemical kinetics is one of the most difficult concepts for students in chemistry. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Kinetics
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Borg, Carola; Gericke, Niklas; Hoglund, Hans-Olof; Bergman, Eva – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: According to the Swedish curriculum teachers in all subjects have a responsibility to integrate a holistic perspective of sustainable development (SD) and teach according to an education for sustainable development (ESD) approach. However previous research has shown that teachers from different subjects perceive SD differently.…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Science Teachers, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods
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Koul, Rekha Bhan; Fisher, D. L.; Shaw, Toni – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Background and purpose: The present study reports on the findings of a study conducted in New Zealand using the actual and preferred forms of a classroom environment instrument, the Technology-Rich Outcomes-focussed Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) and three affective outcome scales. Main aims of this study were to validate the instrument…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Measures (Individuals), Classroom Environment
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Lefkos, Ioannis; Psillos, Dimitris; Hatzikraniotis, Euripides – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Background and purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of investigative activities with manipulations in a virtual laboratory on students' ability to design experiments. Sample: Fourteen students in a lower secondary school in Greece attended a teaching sequence on thermal phenomena based on the use of information and…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Science Laboratories, Foreign Countries, Scores
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Dijkstra, Elma; Goedhart, Martin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Background and purpose: This study examines secondary-school students' opinions on participating in authentic science projects which are part of an international EU project on climate change research in seven countries. Partnerships between schools and research institutes result in student projects, in which students work with and learn from…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Active Learning, Science Projects, Student Projects
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Topping, K. J.; Thurston, A.; Tolmie, A.; Christie, D.; Murray, P.; Karagiannidou, E. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
The use of cooperative learning in secondary school is reported--an area of considerable concern given attempts to make secondary schools more interactive and gain higher recruitment to university science courses. In this study the intervention group was 259 pupils aged 12-14 years in nine secondary schools, taught by 12 self-selected teachers.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Allen, Michael – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Questionnaire and interview findings from a survey of three Year 8 (ages 12-13 years) science practical lessons (n = 52) demonstrate how pupils' data collection and inference making were sometimes biased by desires to confirm a personal theory. A variety of behaviours are described where learners knowingly rejected anomalies, manipulated…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Low Income Groups, Surveys, Foreign Countries
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