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Boesdorfer, Sarah B.; Del Carlo, Dawn I.; Wayson, Jessica – Research in Science Education, 2022
Despite the promotion of data-driven or data-informed instructional practices in teacher education and professional development, past research indicates that teachers use a limited number of sources for student data to make short-term adjustments to their teaching in order to address deficiencies in student learning. Science teachers, with a more…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Data Use, Teaching Methods, Data Analysis
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Lau, Kwok-Chi; Ho, Sui-Chu Esther – Research in Science Education, 2022
This study analyzes how students' reported teaching practices of their teachers and their attitudes towards science are related to the science achievements of four high-performing countries/economies in PISA 2015: Hong Kong, China, Canada, and Finland. A study of these regions can shed light on the commonalities of and differences between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement, High Achievement
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Erduran, Sibel; Guilfoyle, Liam; Park, Wonyong – Research in Science Education, 2022
Argumentation, the justification of claims with reasons and/or evidence, has emerged as a significant educational goal in science education in recent years. It has also been noted as an important pedagogical approach in numerous school subjects. Yet, there is limited understanding of how teachers' views of argumentation and its teaching compare in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Persuasive Discourse, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Wolf, Vanessa; Hsiao, Valerie; Rodriguez, Brandon; Min, Ashley; Mayorga, Jill; Ashcroft, Jared – Research in Science Education, 2022
Remote access technology in STEM education fills dual roles as an educational tool to deliver science education (Educational Technology) and as a means to teach about technology itself (Technology Education). A five-lesson sequence was introduced to 11 and 12-year-old students at an urban school. The lesson sequences were inquiry-based, hands-on,…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, STEM Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Strømme, Torunn Aa.; Mork, Sonja M. – Research in Science Education, 2021
This paper analyses students' conceptual sense-making of two representations of protein synthesis: animations and static visualizations. Even though several studies have focused on the effect of animations versus static visualizations or support aspects that enable students to effectively benefit from animations, existing research has not yet…
Descriptors: Animation, Science Instruction, Units of Study, Visualization
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Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Eryilmaz, Ali – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study investigated the effect of the metacognitive instruction in which students' epistemic cognitions were explicitly addressed, on tenth-grade students' conceptual understandings regarding force and motion. The participants of the study included 107 (49 female, 58 male) tenth-grade students at two public high schools. A quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Metacognition, Epistemology
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Ðoric, Biljana; Lambic, Dragan; Jovanovic, Željko – Research in Science Education, 2021
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of three different software simulations for studying Ohm's law and connecting resistors on students' academic performance. A total of 168 eighth-grade pupils were divided into three groups. The first group used the software containing the simulation with an already created electrical circuit, an…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Computer Simulation
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Choi, Aeran; Seung, Elsun; Kim, DaEun – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study is aimed at examining science teachers' views of argument in scientific inquiry and argument-based science instruction. Questionnaires were collected from 53 middle and high school science teachers in the metropolitan area of the Republic of Korea. More than half of these respondents seemed to have a clear understanding of argument in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry
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Chen, Jiangping; Zhang, Yang; Wei, Yueer; Hu, Jie – Research in Science Education, 2021
Science excellence is associated not only with a student's inherent aptitude but also a range of contextual factors. The objective of this paper was to identify the most important contextual characteristics of top performers in scientific literacy, by simultaneously considering factors at the PISA questionnaire-based student, family, and school…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Achievement, High Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Cheng, Meng-Fei; Wu, Tsung-Yu; Lin, Shu-Fen – Research in Science Education, 2021
Understanding scientific models and practicing scientific modeling have been emphasized and advocated in science learning. Although teachers have been perceived as shaping their students' understanding of the nature of science, they have been recognized for their lack of understanding of scientific models. This study explores middle school science…
Descriptors: Correlation, Models, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ma, Yongjun; Wang, Tao; Wang, Jingying; Chen, Amber La Rayne; Yan, Xiaomei – Research in Science Education, 2021
In response to the 2001 National curriculum review in China, which explicitly promotes scientific inquiry in science-related subjects, many editions of new textbooks were published. Among them, this study explored the quality of scientific inquiry in the most popular science textbooks. There are nine sets of high school science textbooks published…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Science Instruction, Scientific Research
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Oliver, Mary; McConney, Andrew; Woods-McConney, Amanda – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study is a comparative analysis of 15-year-old students' scientific literacy, and its association with the instructional strategies that students experience, across six OECD countries that participated in PISA 2015. Across the six countries, the study investigates the efficacy of inquiry-based instruction in science in contrast with two other…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Mapplebeck, Andrea; Dunlop, Lynda – Research in Science Education, 2021
Feedback is an important practice in promoting learning. This study examines teachers' oral feedback practices, with an analysis grounded in students' perceptions of what helps them learn. Based on 38 hours of lesson observations, interviews with 10 teachers and 84 students, we identify how teachers conceptualise and practice oral feedback. Based…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Secondary School Students, Feedback (Response), Science Teachers
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Riffert, Franz; Hagenauer, Gerda; Kriegseisen, Josef; Strahl, Alexander – Research in Science Education, 2021
Over the past several decades, empirical support for inquiry-based forms of science teaching has accumulated. Critical voices, however, also exist, claiming that minimally guided teaching approaches might be less effective than guided forms; they might even be harmful, particularly for novice students, due to the production of cognitive overload.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Großmann, Nadine; Wilde, Matthias – Research in Science Education, 2020
In self-determination theory, Ryan and Deci (2017) propose that psychological well-being is based on three innate psychological needs: relatedness, competence, and autonomy. The perception of autonomy in particular has positive effects on students' well-being and the quality of experience in educational settings. A positive effect of perceived…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Biology
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