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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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Behrendt, Marc; Machtmes, Krisanna – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Photovoice is one method that enables an educator to view an experience from a student's perspective. This study examined how teachers might use photovoice during an informal learning experience to understand the students' experiences and experiential gain. Design and methods: Participants in this study consisted of six students, three…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Teaching Methods, Informal Education
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Yoon, Susan A.; Koehler-Yom, Jessica; Anderson, Emma; Lin, Joyce; Klopfer, Eric – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: This exploratory study is part of a larger-scale research project aimed at building theoretical and practical knowledge of complex systems in students and teachers with the goal of improving high school biology learning through professional development and a classroom intervention. Purpose: We propose a model of adaptive expertise to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, High School Students
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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
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Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
Any instructional theory that ignores the limits of working memory when dealing with novel information or ignores the disappearance of these limits when dealing with familiar information in unlikely to be effective. (Kirschner et al. 2006, 77) (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Theories, Science Education, Biology
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Barmby, Patrick; Defty, Neil – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
This paper describes the analysis of data collected by Durham University's YELLIS project, over the period of 1999 to 2004. Included in this data was the degree to which pupils in England at the end of their secondary education "liked" or "disliked" different subjects, and their expected examination grades in these subjects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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She, Hsiao-Ching – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
This case study investigated gender-based differences in classroom participation through examining teacher-student interactions between a female biology teacher and two groups of middle school students, namely high achievers and low achievers. The female teacher used a questioning-orientated instructional strategy as her major teaching style which…
Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Science Education
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Jeffries, Helen; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
The ideas of Year I undergraduate biology students about the consequences, causes, and cures of the 'greenhouse effect' was determined using a closed-form questionnaire, and results were compared with a parallel study undertaken nearly 10 years ago. Many of the students in the present survey were unaware of the potential effect of global warming…
Descriptors: Biology, Greenhouse Effect, Higher Education, Misconceptions
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Soyibo, Kola; Hudson, Ann – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2000
Investigates whether the use of the combination of lecture, discussion, and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) significantly improved students' attitudes toward biology and their understanding of reproduction in plants and animals. Studies grade 11 Jamaican female students (n=77) from two traditional high schools in Kingston. (Contains 19…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Tairab, Hassan H.; Wilkinson, William J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The degree of agreement between evaluations of trainee biology teachers using students' perceptions of teacher skills and characteristics obtained from Science Student Perception Questionnaire (SSPQ) and evaluations of these same teachers by their university supervisor and their school supervisors was determined. Results indicate an agreement and…
Descriptors: Biology, Cooperating Teachers, Perception, Preservice Teacher Education
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Relan, Anju – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The effects of a visual advance organizer on a biology concept learning task among fifth graders (n=48) was investigated. After exposure to the advance organizer, three levels of learning outcomes-knowledge, comprehension, and application-were evaluated. Findings of the study are discussed in terms of the assimilation theory, aptitude-treatment…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Biology, Concept Formation
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Taber, Keith S. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Students in their first weeks of secondary school were asked to select from a list those topics they would be interested in studying in science. Gender differences were found in that boys predominately selected topics with a mechanical connection, whereas girls predominantly selected topics related to human biology. (Author)
Descriptors: Biology, Course Selection (Students), Human Body, Mechanics (Physics)
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Witenoff, Shalamit; Lazarowitz, Reuven – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1993
Presents samples of educational material adapted for laboratory use on the subject of the pH scale, dilution skills, and their relevance to biology. The experiments were developed for use in both ninth-grade heterogeneous and tracked classes in biology. Students were assessed for academic achievement in relation to their operational reasoning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Developmental Stages, Educational Research
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Tamir, Pinchas; Caridin, Hani – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1993
Describes a study designed to achieve the following goals: (1) compare the perceptions of learning environment in biology and chemistry classrooms by Jewish and Arab students; (2) identify gender effects in the Arab sample on learning environments; and (3) compare the perceptions of Arab students in rural and city schools. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies
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Brown, C. R.; Moore, F. L. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1994
Analyzes construct validity of two different methods of assessing practical skills in advanced level biology by considering how candidates' scores on practical objectives relate to each other and to those on theory papers. Differences were found in the interrelationships among scores of the two methods. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biology, Construct Validity, Educational Research, Evaluation
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