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Marulcu, Ismail; Barnett, Michael – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Elementary Science Education is struggling with multiple challenges. National and State test results confirm the need for deeper understanding in elementary science education. Moreover, national policy statements and researchers call for increased exposure to engineering and technology in elementary science education. The basic…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Mixed Methods Research
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Howe, Christine; Taylor Tavares, Joana; Devine, Amy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Even infants can recognize whether patterns of motion are or are not natural, yet an acknowledged challenge for science education is to promote adequate reasoning about such patterns. Since research indicates linkage between the conceptual bases of recognition and reasoning, it seems possible that recognition can be engaged to support…
Descriptors: Science Education, Computer Simulation, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Yeung, Yau-yuen; Li, Yufeng – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Students' daily-life experiences may render favorable effects on the students' affective domain like interest, enthusiasm, motivation, joy, curiosity, awareness, and eagerness to learn science as not commonly found in the classroom environment. However, no rigorous research has been reported on those aspects in Mainland China despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Junior High School Students, Student Experience
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Berglund, Teresa; Gericke, Niklas; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Sustainable development (SD) is a complex idea, based on environmental, economic and social dimensions. In line with SD, education for sustainable development (ESD) is an approach to teaching that combines cognitive and affective domains and aims to build empowerment abilities. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to investigate…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising
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Coll, Richard K.; Dahsah, Chanyah; Faikhamta, Chatree – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2010
The literature is replete with studies about the importance of context in relation to teaching and learning. Major international studies such as PISA, among others, attempt to develop an understanding of achievement in science learning in a variety of educational contexts. Here we explore the influence of educational context itself on science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Context Effect, Science Education