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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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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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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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Broman, Karolina; Bernholt, Sascha; Parchmann, Ilka – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Context-based learning approaches are used to enhance students' interest in, and knowledge about, science. According to different empirical studies, students' interest is improved by applying these more non-conventional approaches, while effects on learning outcomes are less coherent. Hence, further insights are needed into the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Context Effect, Problem Solving
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Medina-Jerez, William; Dambekalns, Lydia; Middleton, Kyndra V. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background and purpose: The purpose of this study was to record and measure the level of involvement and appreciation that prospective teachers in art and science education programmes demonstrated during a four-session integrated activity. Art and science education prospective teachers from a Rocky Mountain region university in the US worked in…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Rating Scales, Classrooms, Learning Experience
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Dijkstra, Elma; Goedhart, Martin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Background and purpose: This study examines secondary-school students' opinions on participating in authentic science projects which are part of an international EU project on climate change research in seven countries. Partnerships between schools and research institutes result in student projects, in which students work with and learn from…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Active Learning, Science Projects, Student Projects
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la Velle, Linda Baggott; Wishart, Jocelyn; McFarlane, Angela; Brawn, Richard; John, Peter – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
This paper reports some of the findings from the science subject design initiative team in the ESRC Interactive Education Project at the University of Bristol. The subject culture of secondary school science, characterised by a content-laden curriculum and assessment, but also with a tradition and requirement for practical work, is briefly…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Dahsah, Chanyah; Coll, Richard K. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
Stoichiometry and related concepts are an important part of student learning in chemistry. In this interpretive-based inquiry, we investigated Thai Grade 10 and 11 students' conceptual understanding and ability to solve numerical problems for stoichiometry-related concepts. Ninety-seven participants completed a purpose-designed survey instrument…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Grade 11, Secondary School Science, Problem Solving
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Unal, Suat; Calik, Muammer; Ayas, Alipasa; Coll, Richard K. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
The present paper presents a detailed thematic review of chemical bonding studies. To achieve this, a matrix is developed to summarize and present the findings by focusing on insights derived from the related studies. The matrix incorporates the following themes: needs, aims, methods of exploring students' conceptions, general knowledge claims,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Interviews, Review (Reexamination), Curriculum Development
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Jenkins, Edgar – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
An earlier paper in this Journal (Jenkins & Nelson, 2005) drew upon the findings of the Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) to report the attitudes of students in England towards their secondary school science education. The present paper draws upon the same project to explore what the same students, almost all in their penultimate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Science Education
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Toplis, Rob; Cleaves, Anna – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
This paper reports research about upper secondary school pupils' views about science investigations in school. Although researchers, teachers and examiners have expressed opinions about investigative work in science, there have been relatively few studies of pupils' experiences. The present study identified pupils' concerns about the limited time…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Jenkins, Edgar W.; Nelson, N. W. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2005
This article presents some of the results of the questionnaire-based Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) carried out in England in the latter half of 2003 as part of a wider international comparative study based at the University of Oslo. Data, drawn from 1277 students, most of whom were 14 or 15 years old, indicate their views about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Outcomes of Education, Science Education
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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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Jungwirth, Ehud – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Discussed is whether, and to what extent, science teachers critically and spontaneously attend to the logical structure of situations, and whether they need prompting, or completely fail to do so. The relationship between the results of this study and science teachers' pre- and in-service education is discussed. (Author/KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Inservice Teacher Education, Logical Thinking
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Huppert, Jehuda; Lazarowitz, Reuven – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
In this study, students' achievement using three individualized audiotutorial (IAT) biology learning units was investigated. The method of instruction, gender, academic achievement in mathematics and biology, and students' IQ levels were compared. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiovisual Instruction, Biology, Individual Instruction
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