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Paš, Maja; Vogrinc, Janez; Raspor, Peter; Udovc Kneževic, Nada; Cehovin Zajc, Jožica – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Purpose: One area of science that will increasingly influence our society is biotechnology. An increasing number of modern biotechnological applications have provoked consideration of the ethical and social issues; therefore, it is important that the public is well-informed about them. Formal education in upper-secondary schools should help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biotechnology, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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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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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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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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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background: Past studies have shown significant associations between students' conceptions of learning science and their science learning self-efficacy. However, in most of the studies, students' science learning self-efficacy has often been measured by a singular scale. Purpose: Extending the findings of these studies, the present study adopted a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Science Education
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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