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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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Brown, Katrina – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Many students carry negative beliefs about nuclear radiation and have concerns regarding the safety of nuclear power. However, most of these students have not had any personal or educational experiences with nuclear radiation or reactors on which to form these opinions. Purpose: To examine the influence that a visit to a nuclear…
Descriptors: Nuclear Energy, Outreach Programs, Student Attitudes, Facilities
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Doppelt, Yaron; Schunn, Christian D.; Silk, Eli M.; Mehalik, Matthew M.; Reynolds, Birdy; Ward, Erin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
The focus of this research was an evaluation of the impact of teacher professional development (PD) on student achievement during implementation of a reform curriculum. The PD consisted of five four-hour workshop sessions distributed over the time teachers were implementing the reform curriculum in their classrooms. The research was conducted in a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Academic Achievement, Active Learning, Educational Change