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Anderson, David; Nashon, Samson M.; Thomas, Gregory P. – Research in Science Education, 2009
This paper reports on the development, self-critique and evolution of research methods for interpreting and understanding students' metacognition that were developed through the Metacognition and Reflective Inquiry (MRI) collaborative study. The MRI collaborative was a multi-year, multi-case, research study that investigated the elusive nature and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Metacognition, Case Studies, High School Students
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2009
Most academic science educators encourage teachers to provide their students with access to more authentic science activities. What can and do teachers say to increase students' interests in participating in opportunities to do real science? What are the discursive "resources" they draw on to introduce authentic science to students? The purpose of…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Student Interests, Discourse Analysis, Biology
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Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Aydin, Yesim Capa – Research in Science Education, 2009
This study described the process of developing and validating the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) that can be used to assess college students' beliefs in their ability to perform essential tasks in chemistry. In the first phase, data collected from 363 college students provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the new…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Measures (Individuals)
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Kaya, Osman Nafiz – Research in Science Education, 2008
Although researchers in higher education propose alternatives to traditional approaches to assessment, traditional methods are commonly used in college or university science courses. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility and validity of Prospective Science Teachers' (PSTs) concept maps as authentic assessment tools in a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Performance Based Assessment, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Tisher, Richard P., Ed. – Research in Science Education, 1985
This publication contains 24 studies which focus on: the fostering of inquiry in secondary school science laboratories; realistic expectations for traditional laboratory work; a content-based, college-level science course for all students; understanding learning at the classroom level; transitions and student task involvement; a project to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Curriculum Development
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Jones, Jennifer; Young, Deidra J. – Research in Science Education, 1995
Investigates high school students' perceptions and attitudes toward mathematics and science and their perceived reasons for not performing well in mathematics and science. Reports that boys have more favorable attitudes and that gender differences in attitudes increased as students progressed through high school, irrespective of school type and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement
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Lorsbach, Anthony; Tobin, Kenneth – Research in Science Education, 1995
Learning environment research should take into account postpositivist ways of thinking to assist students and teachers to construct a more emancipatory learning environment. A critical perspective could lead to research playing a larger role in the transformation of science classroom learning environments. Presented a case study of a middle school…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Critical Theory, Educational Environment, Interviews
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Fensham, Peter J. – Research in Science Education, 1995
The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) endeavored to achieve a balance between student learning of school science in a competitive sense and the variety of science learnings that contemporary curricula for science expect. The impact of science-technology-society (STS) on science curricula is used to explore these tensions in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competition, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Milne, Catherine; Taylor, Peter Charles – Research in Science Education, 1995
Analyzed metaphors used by science teachers in their classroom discourse and their influence on the image of science constructed by students. The use of role-determining objectivist metaphors signifies teachers' pedagogies being governed by an objectivist epistemology. Teachers need to reflect critically on their use of metaphors to develop a…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Constructivism (Learning), Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Hand, Brian; Peterson, Ray – Research in Science Education, 1995
Used a constructivist teaching/learning approach to improve first year preservice primary teachers' confidence in, and attitude to, teaching science. Benefits reported were ownership of knowledge, development of pedagogic skills, and the use of group work to develop ideas. Concerns raised included uncertainty when exploring knowledge for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Dawson, Chris J.; Rowell, J. A. – Research in Science Education, 1995
Described a probe that can assess the learners' understanding of scientific ideas in conditions that do not demand closure on a single interpretation, and where learners can demonstrate certainty or otherwise in several possible alternatives. Can be used in monitoring conceptual change when intuitive understanding of scientific phenomena is to be…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Misconceptions
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Adey, Philip – Research in Science Education, 1995
Presented a categorization of types of science education research, their possible contributions to cognitive science, and the potential of results from cognitive science for enriching the science education research accounts. Explored the relationship of an example of cognitive work to cognitive science. (15 references) (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Development, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Lai, Pui-Kwong; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1995
Interviewed Chinese migrant students concerning recognition and comprehension of science concept labels in Chinese and English. Found mean recognition and comprehension scores to be higher in Chinese, with indications that science knowledge learned in Chinese deteriorated with increasing time of residence in Australia. Discussed implications for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, High School Students, Interviews
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Fisher, Darrell; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1995
Describes the use of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI) in senior biology classes (n=489) and students' perceptions of their interpersonal relationships with their teachers in the classroom environment and its association with student outcomes. Reports that student attitude scores were higher in classrooms in which students perceived…
Descriptors: Biology, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship
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Tippins, Deborah; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1995
Presents a fictional account of a science teacher and her use of constructivism as a referent for her various roles. Describes how she came to teach in this manner, her involvement in staff development activities, and an evolution in her thinking from an objectivist to a constructivist system of semantics. Presents implications for the reform of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Fiction, Science Curriculum
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