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Lee, Yeung Chung; Lee, Carole Kwan-Ping; Lam, Irene Chung-Man; Kwok, Ping Wai; So, Winnie Wing-Mui – Research in Science Education, 2020
International studies of science education, such as the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), have revealed considerable national disparities in students' achievements in science education. The results have prompted many nations to compare their science education systems and practices to those of others, to gain insights for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Education, Cultural Differences
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Owens, David C.; Sadler, Troy D.; Barlow, Angela T.; Smith-Walters, Cindi – Research in Science Education, 2020
Several studies have found active learning to enhance students' motivation and attitudes. Yet, faculty indicate that students resist active learning and censure them on evaluations after incorporating active learning into their instruction, resulting in an apparent paradox. We argue that the disparity in findings across previous studies is the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Active Learning, Resistance (Psychology), Undergraduate Students
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Mavhunga, Elizabeth – Research in Science Education, 2020
Teaching pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) at a topic-specific level requires clarity on the content-specific nature of the components employed, as well as the specific features that bring about the desirable depth in teacher explanations. Such understanding is often hazy; yet, it influences the nature of teacher tasks and learning opportunities…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Lesson Plans
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Fettahlioglu, Pinar; Aydogdu, Mustafa – Research in Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of using argumentation and problem-based learning approaches on the development of environmentally responsible behaviours among pre-service science teachers. Experimental activities were implemented for 14 weeks for 52 class hours in an environmental education class within a science…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Problem Based Learning, Social Responsibility, Preservice Teachers
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Muñoz-Franco, Granada; Criado, Ana María; García-Carmona, Antonio – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article presents the results of a qualitative study aimed at determining the effectiveness of the camera obscura as a didactic tool to understand image formation (i.e., how it is possible to see objects and how their image is formed on the retina, and what the image formed on the retina is like compared to the object observed) in a context of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Meli, Kalliopi; Lavidas, Konstantinos; Koliopoulos, Dimitrios – Research in Science Education, 2020
Low enrolment in undergraduate level physics programmes has drawn the attention of the relevant disciplines, education policy-makers, and researchers worldwide. Many reports released during the previous decades attempt to identify the factors that attract young people to study science, but only few of them focus explicitly on physics. In Greece,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Physics, Course Selection (Students)
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Habig, Bobby; Gupta, Preeti; Levine, Brian; Adams, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2020
While there is extensive evidence that STEM careers can be important pathways for augmenting social mobility and for increasing individual prestige, many youth perceive a STEM trajectory as an unattractive option. In the USA, women and members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups continue to be underrepresented across STEM…
Descriptors: Informal Education, STEM Education, Science Education, Access to Education
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Pekdag, Bülent; Azizoglu, Nursen – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study examines the effect of history-based instruction on the topic of the atom on students' academic achievement and their interest in the history of science, investigating as well the relationship between student interest and academic achievement. The sample of the study consisted of two groups of freshman students from an undergraduate…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Science History, Nuclear Physics, Academic Achievement
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Akben, Nimet – Research in Science Education, 2020
The interrelationship between mathematics and science education has frequently been emphasized, and common goals and approaches have often been adopted between disciplines. Improving students' problem-solving skills in mathematics and science education has always been given special attention; however, the problem-posing approach which plays a key…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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Deehan, James; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The science achievement of primary students, both in Australia and abroad, has been the subject of intensive research in recent decades. Consequently, much research has been conducted to investigate primary science education. Within this literature, there is a striking juxtaposition between tertiary science teaching preparation programs and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience
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Fredriksson, Alexandra; Pelger, Susanne – Research in Science Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to explore how tertiary science students' use of metaphors in their popular science article writing may influence their understanding of subject matter. For this purpose, six popular articles written by students in physics or geology were analysed by means of a close textual analysis and a metaphor analysis. In addition,…
Descriptors: College Students, Figurative Language, Content Area Writing, College Science
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Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Bretzlaff, Tiffany; Brown, Adam O. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The present study examines the exemplification practices of a university biology instructor during a semester-long course. Attention is given specifically to how the instructor approaches "memorable exemplification"--classroom episodes identified by students as a source of memorable learning experiences. A mixed-method research approach…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Teaching Methods
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Olitsky, Stacy; Becker, Elizabeth A.; Jayo, Ignacio; Vinogradov, Philip; Montcalmo, Joseph – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study explores the implications of a redesign of a college course that entailed a new partnership between a college neuroscience classroom and a high school. In this course, the college students engaged in original research projects which included conducting brain surgery and behavioural tests on rats. They used digital storytelling and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High Schools, Story Telling, Computer Uses in Education
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Lee, Tammy D.; Gail Jones, M.; Chesnutt, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2019
Complex systems affect every part of our lives from the ecosystems that we inhabit and share with other living organisms to the systems that supply our water (i.e., water cycle). Evaluating events, entities, problems, and systems from multiple perspectives is known as a "systems thinking" approach. New curriculum standards have made…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Water, Ecology, Elementary School Teachers
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Moodley, Kimera; Gaigher, Estelle – Research in Science Education, 2019
An exploratory case study involving six grade 9 science teachers was undertaken to probe how teachers' understanding of learners' misconceptions relate to their perceptions about teaching simple circuits. The participants' understanding of documented misconceptions in electricity were explored by means of a questionnaire, while their perceptions…
Descriptors: Electronics, Equipment, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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