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Sadi, Ozlem; Lee, Min-Hsien – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: The conceptions of learning have a deep effect on the learning process, and accordingly on learning outcomes. Some researchers emphasize that conceptions of learning are domain-dependent and there should be more research in different domains (e.g. science, literature) to enhance students' understanding of conceptions of learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Science Instruction, Grade 10
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Kapucu, Serkan; Bahçivan, Eralp – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: There are some theoretical evidences that explain the relationships between core beliefs (i.e., epistemological beliefs) and peripheral beliefs (self-efficacy in learning) in the literature. The close relationships of such type of beliefs with attitudes are also discussed by some researchers. Constructing a model that investigates…
Descriptors: High School Students, Epistemology, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Loh, Adrian Sin Loy; Subramaniam, R.; Tan, Kim Chwee Daniel – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: The development of two-tier multiple-choice questions has permitted the diagnosis of students' understanding on various topics in the sciences as well as helped to ascertain the alternative conceptions they have. A limitation of two-tier diagnostic instruments that has been noted in the literature, but which has not been…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Avraamidou, Lucy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background: Reform recommendations around the world call for an understanding about the nature of science and the work of scientists. However, related research findings provide evidence that students hold stereotypical views of scientists and the nature of their work. Purpose: The aim of this case study was to examine the impact of an intervention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Stereotypes, Elementary School Students
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Rodd, Melissa; Reiss, Michael; Mujtaba, Tamjid – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background: The research on which this article is based was commissioned because of concerns about perceived shortages of willing and able young people choosing to study physics at university. Purpose: This article reports on first year physics undergraduates' narratives of why they are studying physics and uses these narratives to identify…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physics, Science Instruction, College Science
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Davies, Daniel John; Collier, Christopher; Howe, Alan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: This article reports on an evaluation study of a project seeking to develop the use of position-linked datalogging with primary pupils in environmental science contexts. Purpose: The study sought to find out the extent to which the project had developed: (1) participant teachers' confidence in using datalogging as an everyday part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Elementary School Students, Skill Development
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Ng, Khar Thoe; Lay, Yoon Fah; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses the quality of the teaching and learning of science and mathematics among Grades 4 and 8 students across participating countries. Purpose: This study explored the relationship between positive affect towards science and mathematics and achievement in science and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Koscianski, Andre; Ribeiro, Rafael Joao; da Silva, Sani Carvalho Rutz – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: Advance organizers are instructional materials that help students use previous knowledge to make links with new information. Short animation movies are a possible format and are well suited for physics, as they can portray dynamic phenomena and represent abstract concepts. Purpose: The study aimed to determine guidelines for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animation, Video Technology, Audiovisual Instruction
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Salman Ashraf, S.; Rauf, M. A.; Abdullah, Fatema H. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: One of the unfortunate side effects of the industrial revolution has been the constant assault of the environment with various forms of pollution. Lately, this issue has taken a more critical dimension as prospects of global climate change and irreversible ecosystem damage are becoming a reality. Purpose: College graduates (especially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Ecology, Climate
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Wang, Kai-Ping – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of competitive Student Team Achievement Division (STAD), non-competitive STAD, and traditional learning on chemistry learning and learning perceptions. Sample, design and methods: By adopting the STAD approach, this study examined 144 nursing students at a five-year junior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Group Discussion, Performance Based Assessment
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Topping, K. J.; Thurston, A.; Tolmie, A.; Christie, D.; Murray, P.; Karagiannidou, E. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
The use of cooperative learning in secondary school is reported--an area of considerable concern given attempts to make secondary schools more interactive and gain higher recruitment to university science courses. In this study the intervention group was 259 pupils aged 12-14 years in nine secondary schools, taught by 12 self-selected teachers.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Campbell, Todd – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
This research presents a multiple case study investigating the personal frameworks of pre-service science teachers as they experience a science in society course. Through examining the metaphors employed by the participants' student experiences were illuminated. These experiences revealed shifts in frameworks over time that were more consistent…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Models
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Baseya, J. M.; Francis, C. D. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Background: Changes in lab style can lead to differences in learning. Two inquiry-oriented lab styles are guided inquiry (GI) and problem-based (PB). Students' attitudes towards lab are important to consider when choosing between GI and PB styles during curriculum design. Purpose: We examined the degree to which lab experiences are explained by a…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Design, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
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Ong, Eng Tek; Ruthven, Kenneth – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2010
A recent reform initiative in the Malaysian educational system has sought to develop "Smart schools", intended to better prepare students for adult life in a developing economy and to increase the flow of young people prepared for scientific and technological careers. The study reported in this paper examined lower-secondary science…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Observation, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction
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Jarman, Ruth; McClune, Billy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
Despite calls that the school science curriculum should develop among students an ability to understand and respond critically to science-related media reports, very little research has been directed toward an important matter relevant to that aim, namely, how children and young people, untutored, react to science in the news. This study sought,…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, News Media
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