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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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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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Delserieys, Alice; Jégou, Corinne; Boilevin, Jean-Marie; Ravanis, Konstantinos – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: This work is based on the idea that young children benefit from early introduction of scientific concepts. Few researches describe didactical strategies focusing on physics understanding for young children and analyse their effectiveness in standard classroom environments. Purpose: The aim is to identify whether didactical strategies…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Science Education, Scientific Concepts
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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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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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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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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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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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Yoon, Susan A.; Anderson, Emma; Park, Miyoung; Elinich, Karen; Lin, Joyce – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: This study builds on a series of studies that examined how augmented reality and various other learning scaffolds can promote deeper conceptual and cognitive understanding among visitors in a science museum. Purpose: We focus specifically on determining the exact affordances of different genres of scaffolds that include augmented…
Descriptors: Museums, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Nonschool Educational Programs, Computer Simulation
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Baser, Derya; Ozden, M. Yasar; Karaarslan, Hasan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Blending collaborative learning and project-based learning (PBL) based on Wolff (2003) design categories, students interacted in a learning environment where they developed their technology integration practices as well as their technological and collaborative skills. Purpose: The study aims to understand how seventh grade students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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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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Günter, Tugçe; Akkuzu, Nalan; Alpat, Senol – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: This study uses problem-based learning (PBL) to ensure that students comprehend the significance of green chemistry better by experiencing the stages of identifying the problem, developing hypotheses, and providing solutions within the problem-solving process. Purpose: The aim of this study is to research the effect of PBL implemented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Environmental 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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