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France, Ann – Research in Science Education, 2021
The importance of using dialogue as a pedagogical tool to enhance student learning in science has been widely recognised in research literature. Effective classroom dialogue is dependent upon teaching which successfully engages students in critical thinking and deep learning, requiring many teachers to think and work differently in science…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication
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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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Cooper, Grant; Berry, Amanda; Baglin, James – Research in Science Education, 2020
Using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) data, this paper aimed to examine if, and to what extent, demographic factors predict students' participation in science over the age of 16 (post-16). While all the students participating in this study are attending Australian schools, the comprehensiveness of these datasets, together with…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Participation, Late Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2020
Improving the ability of young people to construct arguments about controversial science topics is a desired outcome of science education. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact of an argumentation intervention on the socioscientific issue of climate change with Year 10 students in a disadvantaged Australian school. After…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Climate, Science and Society, Disadvantaged Schools
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Murphy, Steve – Research in Science Education, 2020
Science and science education are recognised internationally as essential for ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future. At the same time, significant equity issues are apparent in science education. This study used enrolment and academic result data, routinely collected from government schools in Victoria, Australia, to examine the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Location
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Kennedy, JohnPaul; Quinn, Frances; Lyons, Terry – Research in Science Education, 2020
Educational researchers have long noted the apparent link between positive student attitudes and a student's desire to continue their study of particular subjects beyond the compulsory years of schooling, with much of the research motivated by concerns around declining student participation rates in high-school and university. However,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Grade 7
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Smith, Dorothy V.; Mulhall, Pamela J.; Hart, Christina E.; Gunstone, Richard F. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Students learn more than science knowledge in a science classroom; they also acquire important messages about the purposes and contexts of science. Roberts (2011) calls these messages a companion story. In this article, we present a case study of high-profile Australian contemporary scientists to argue that there is a need to broaden the range of…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Scientific Research
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Abraham, Jessy; Barker, Katrina – Research in Science Education, 2020
It has been argued that the establishment of single-sex classes for females can increase their motivation and participation in physics. This paper reports on findings from a multi-occasional study among 90 female year 11 physics students across single-sex and co-educational high schools in Australia. The aim of this study was to identify the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Single Sex Classes
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Krell, Moritz; Redman, Christine; Mathesius, Sabrina; Krüger, Dirk; van Driel, Jan – Research in Science Education, 2020
Scientific reasoning competencies are highlighted in science education policy papers and standard documents in various countries around the world and pre-service science teachers are asked to develop them during teacher training as part of their professional competencies. In order to monitor the development of pre-service science teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills
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Ng, Wan; Fergusson, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2019
The issue of student disengagement in school science continues to pose a threat to lifting the participation rates of students undertaking STEM courses and careers in Australia and other countries globally. In Australia, several science initiatives to reverse the problem have been funded over the last two decades. Many of these initiatives involve…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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Fitzgerald, Michael; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2019
In recent years, calls for the adoption of inquiry-based pedagogies in the science classroom have formed a part of the recommendations for large-scale high school science reforms. However, these pedagogies have been problematic to implement at scale. This research explores the perceptions of 34 positively inclined early-adopter teachers in…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Michie, Michael; Hogue, Michelle; Rioux, Joël – Research in Science Education, 2018
The issue of Indigenous engagement, participation and success in the sciences is a concern both in Australia and in Canada. The authors of this paper have taught Indigenous students in tertiary enabling programs, undergraduate science and science education. Their experiences bridging Indigenous and Western cultures in science and science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Ge, Yun-Ping; Unsworth, Len; Wang, Kuo-Hua; Chang, Huey-Por – Research in Science Education, 2018
From a social semiotic perspective, image designs in science textbooks are inevitably influenced by the sociocultural context in which the books are produced. The learning environments of Australia and Taiwan vary greatly. Drawing on social semiotics and cognitive science, this study compares classificational images in Australian and Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Semiotics, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Herbert, Sandra; Hobbs, Linda – Research in Science Education, 2018
Primary pre-service teachers (PSTs) in Australia often have low confidence and negative experiences in relation to science and teaching science. This paper reports on pre-post survey data produced by four institutions involved in a multi-institutional project exploring the use of university-school partnerships for primary science teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Palmer, Stuart; Campbell, Malcolm; Johnson, Elizabeth; West, Jan – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent national reports have highlighted the contribution that the sciences make to the Australian economy. Many developed economies report perceived shortages of STEM qualified workers, and at the same time, many science graduates have difficulty in finding work, especially work in their discipline. Rational education design dictates that science…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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