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Criswell, Brett A.; Rushton, Gregory T.; Shah, Lisa – Research in Science Education, 2021
The importance of how classroom discourse can be used to support science learning has gained national attention with respect to both science teaching and research across K12 and higher education. In this review article, we examine a commonly referenced set of nine frameworks for use in "science" classrooms. Specifically, we examine the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barreto, Lucas Passos; Rodrigues, Adriana Araújo Dutra; de Oliveira, Giordanna Camilla Bié; de Almeida, Laila Thayanne Gomes; Felix, Matheus Augusto Campelo; Silva, Penha de Souza; Quadros, Ana Luiza; Macedo, Andrea Mara; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury – Research in Science Education, 2021
This research draws on Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) to understand the epistemic dimension of the higher education classroom discourse of a professor who is well evaluated by his students. In expository science classroom discourse, concepts are loaded with different meanings, a process that is called "condensation of meanings" in LCT,…
Descriptors: College Science, College Faculty, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Kiroglu, Kasim; Türk, Cumhur; Erdogan, Ibrahim – Research in Science Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to comparatively investigate the effects of hands-on models (HMs) and computer simulations (CSs) on teaching the phases and eclipses of the Moon. In this study, two different HMs were developed, and three different CSs were used. The research work group consisted of 100 pre-service science teachers. A quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Astronomy, Hands on Science
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Hutner, Todd L.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Salinas, Cinthia – Research in Science Education, 2021
One broad research question researchers continue to pursue is: to what degree does science teacher education influence the thinking of preservice science teachers? In other words, how has the thinking of preservice science teachers changed during the course of teacher education? Different models of cognition suggest different foci for this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Goal Orientation
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Eppler, Elisabeth; Meyer, Jan; Serowy, Steffen; Link, Karl; Pauk, Barbara; Filgueira, Luis – Research in Science Education, 2021
This educational study aimed to explore the feasibility and acceptance of a literacy exercise adopted from the real world of scientific publishing in a cell and tissue biology course. For that purpose, a tertiary-level multimodality science course, which integrated a blended learning faculty and student lectures, journal club, and wet laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Communication Skills, Cytology, Writing (Composition)
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García-Carmona, Antonio – Research in Science Education, 2021
This qualitative study analyses how effective an activity based on the critical and reflexive reading of the historical case of Rosalind Franklin and the elucidation of the molecular structure of DNA can be for learning about the nature of science (NOS). The aspects of NOS addressed are the plurality of methods in scientific research, research…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level, Biographies
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Ma, Hongming – Research in Science Education, 2021
Science education researchers have found that instructional design focusing more on learners' affective needs can be powerful in nurturing effective and exciting science learning. This paper reports a qualitative study exploring how learners' situational affective experiences are influenced by the interplay of their habitual affective attributes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Methods Courses
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Rees, Simon; Kind, Vanessa; Newton, Douglas – Research in Science Education, 2021
Students commonly find specialist scientific language problematic. This study investigated developments in chemical language usage by six "non-traditional" students over the course of 1 to 4 years. The students participated in semi-structured interviews and were asked to explain specific chemical scenarios. Interviews were transcribed…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Vocabulary Development, Language Usage
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Elbulok-Charcape, Milushka; McCallen, Leigh; Horowitz, Gail; Rabin, Laura A. – Research in Science Education, 2021
In the USA, Organic Chemistry I is a gateway course for undergraduate students seeking careers in medical- and health-related fields. Estimates of failure and withdrawal rates are approximately 40% at some large, public institutions and higher for specific segments of the student population, such as ethnic minorities, those of low socio-economic…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Organic Chemistry, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students
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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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