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Walan, Susanne; Mc Ewen, Birgitta – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: The European Union asks for renewed pedagogies in schools according to teaching strategies and necessary competences for the twenty-first century, instead of the often-used transmissive pedagogies. The national Swedish competition in science and technology for grade eight, The Technology Eight, provides an opportunity for teachers to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Reflection
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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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Yenilmez Turkoglu, Ayse; Oztekin, Ceren – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Scientific models have important roles in science and science education. For scientists, they provide a means for generating new knowledge or function as an accessible summary of scientific studies. In science education, on the other hand, they are accessible representations of abstract concepts, and are also organizational frameworks…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Scherz, Zahava; Bialer, Liora; Eylon, Bat-Sheva – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
This study was carried out in the framework of continuous professional development (CPD) programmes following a CPD model aimed at promoting "accomplished practice" involving: pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and scholarship of teaching. Teachers were asked to bring evidence about their practice.…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Apostolou, Alexandros; Koulaidis, Vasilis – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2010
The aim of this paper is to study the epistemological views of science teachers for the following epistemological issues: scientific method, demarcation of scientific knowledge, change of scientific knowledge and the status of scientific knowledge. Teachers' views for each one of these epistemological questions were investigated during…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Education, Interviews, Science Teachers