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Irmak, Meltem; Tüzün, Özgül Yilmaz – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Understanding pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) perceived knowledge on a subject and teaching that subject is important to better prepare these teachers for their future career. Purpose: In this study, PSTs' perceived Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) on genetics and the contribution of the dimensions of perceived…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Berge, Maria; Ingerman, Åke – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: In science education today, there is an emerging focus on what is happening in situ, making use of an array of analytical traditions. Common practice is to use one specific analytical framing within a research project, but there are projects that make use of multiple analytical framings to further the understanding of the same data,…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Science Education
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Van Breukelen, Dave; Van Meel, Adrianus; De Vries, Marc – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: This study is the second study of a design-based research, organised around four studies, that aims to improve student learning, teaching skills and teacher training concerning the design-based learning approach called Learning by Design (LBD). Purpose: LBD uses the context of design challenges to learn, among other things, science.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, College Freshmen, Science Education
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Çil, Emine; Maccario, Nihal; Yanmaz, Durmus – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Museums are useful educational resources in science teaching. Teaching strategies which promote hands-on activities, student-centred learning, and rich social interaction must be designed and implemented throughout the museum visit for effective science learning. Purpose: This study aimed to design and implement innovative teaching…
Descriptors: Design, Science Instruction, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Pelger, Susanne; Sigrell, Anders – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Feedback is one of the most significant factors for students' development of writing skills. For feedback to be successful, however, students and teachers need a common language--a meta-language--for discussing texts. Not least because in science education such a meta-language might contribute to improve writing training and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Writing Skills, Feedback (Response), Science Education
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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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Chiu, Yu-Li; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: The sophistication of students' conceptions of science learning has been found to be positively related to their approaches to and outcomes for science learning. Little research has been conducted to particularly investigate students' conceptions of science learning by laboratory. Purpose: The purpose of this research, consisting of…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Science Education
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Aydin, Fatih – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Today, for most of us, technology is a vital and inevitable part of our lives. Due to its widespread use, a great emphasis is being given to educating generations about technology. And, every individual has his/her own style of organizing and collecting information. Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to identify the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Cognitive Style, Science Education
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Cetin, Pinar Seda – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Argumentation is accepted by many science educators as a major component of science education. Many studies have investigated students' conceptual understanding and their engagement in argumentative activities. However, studies conducted in the subject of chemistry are very rare. Purpose: The present study aimed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Education, Chemistry, Preservice Teachers
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Pedrosa-de-Jesus, Helena; Moreira, Aurora; Lopes, Betina; Watts, Mike – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Critical thinking is one of the very highest orders of cognitive abilities and a key competency in higher education. Asking questions is an important component of rich learning experiences, structurally embedded in the operations of critical thinking. Our clear sense is that critical thinking and, within that, critical questioning, is…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Science Education, Competence