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Chu, Man-Wai; Fung, Karen – Research in Science Education, 2020
Canadian students experience many different assessments throughout their schooling (O'Connor 2011). There are many benefits to using a variety of assessment types, item formats, and science-based performance tasks in the classroom to measure the many dimensions of science education. Although using a variety of assessments is beneficial, it is…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Test Format
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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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Bazzul, Jesse – Research in Science Education, 2015
This article describes how biology textbooks can work to discursively constitute a particular kind of "ethical subjectivity." Not only do textbooks constrain the possibilities for thought and action regarding ethical issues, they also require a certain kind of "subject" to partake in ethical exercises and questions. This study…
Descriptors: Biology, Textbooks, Ethics, Science Education
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Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Sweet, Robert – Research in Science Education, 2013
This study employs the 2004 School Achievement Indicators Program (SAIP) data to examine whether academic effort manifested by greater investments in school and homework does result in higher literacy scores in science for Canadian students. The study compares four gender-immigrant profiles: Canadian-born males, immigrant males, Canadian-born…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Homework, Gender Differences, Immigrants
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Norris, Stephen P.; Stelnicki, Nathan; de Vries, Gerda – Research in Science Education, 2012
The study compared the effect of two adaptations of a scientific article on students' comprehension and use of scientific inquiry skills. One adaptation preserved as much as possible the canonical form of the original article (APL, Adapted Primary Literature) and the other was written in a more narrative mode typical of secondary literature (SL).…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Females, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking
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Lewthwaite, Brian; Wiebe, Rick – Research in Science Education, 2011
This paper reports on the initial outcomes from the end of the fourth year of a 5 year research and professional development project to improve chemistry teaching among three cohorts of chemistry teachers in Manitoba, Canada. The project responds to a new curriculum introduction advocating a tetrahedral orientation (Mahaffy, "Journal of…
Descriptors: Models, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Pouliot, Chantal – Research in Science Education, 2011
This article is situated in contemporary debates about the ways to achieve a scientific literacy that encourages a greater lay participation in public debates and political decision making. Drawing on the notion of "relationship to scientific experts" (in French, "rapport aux experts scientifiques"), I explore the ways in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, College Students, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lewthwaite, Brian Ellis – Research in Science Education, 2008
This research inquiry investigates the factors influencing chemistry teacher candidates' development during their extended practica in the second and final year of an After-Degree Bachelor of Education at a university in central Canada. A variety of data sources are used to identify the risk and protective factors impeding and contributing to the…
Descriptors: Practicums, Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tytler, Russell – Research in Science Education, 2007
"School Innovation in Science" represents a model, developed through working with more than 200 Victorian schools, to improve science teaching and learning. SIS works at the level of the science team and the teacher, providing resources to challenge and support the change process. Its emphasis is on strategic planning supported by a…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning, Innovation, Audits (Verification)
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Boyd, Nadely – Research in Science Education, 1999
Reports on learning when engaged in a four-month experience of co-teaching a water unit in a seventh-grade classroom. Suggests that co-teaching allows for a mode of learning that is not captured by Schon's notions of reflection-in-practice and reflection-on-practice. Concludes that co-teaching, as co-learning, is praxis. Contains 26 references.…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Ecology, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Gaskell, Jim; Hepburn, Gary – Research in Science Education, 1998
Describes the way in which a new applied-physics course introduced in British Columbia as part of a program in applied academics can be seen to construct different networks in different contexts. Employs actor network theory (ANT). Contains 20 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Constructivism (Learning), Context Effect, Course Content
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Fisher, Darrell L.; Waldrip, Bruce G. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Describes the development and validation of the Cultural Learning Environment Questionnaire (CLEQ) which assesses eight scales of the culturally sensitive environments of secondary school students. Examines associations between students' perceptions of their culturally sensitive learning environment, their attitudes towards science, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Inquiry
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Surry, Clint; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 1999
Describes one teacher's first attempt to understand the role of students' self-evaluations of their process and products in a science unit centered upon open-ended projects. Describes the social structure in student group self-evaluation, and explains the important role students' self-evaluations can play as part of an open-ended project learning…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Hill, Ann Marie; Anning, Angela – Research in Science Education, 2001
Discusses results from a study that explored the relationships between designerly thinking and behaviors situated in elementary classrooms in Ontario, Canada and Great Britain. Focuses on the 'school situated design' evidence from the study. (Contains 27 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Design, Designers, Elementary Education, Engineering Education
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Rowell, Patricia M.; Guilbert, Sandra – Research in Science Education, 1996
Describes a project in which discussions were held between agriculturalists and elementary teachers in order to provide an opportunity for the participants to examine the ways in which science is developed and used in an occupational context integral to the community. Examines the views of science and school science expressed by the participants.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Personnel, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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