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Blown, Eric J.; Bryce, Tom G. K. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The research described here examined the sources of knowledge of astronomy of children (age 3-18) in China and New Zealand, together with the development of their awareness of competing sources, ranging from everyday language, childhood literature and folklore to the scientific accounts prevalent in schools. The authors cite examples of the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Folk Culture, Children, Adolescents
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Jordens, J. Zoe; Zepke, Nick – Research in Science Education, 2019
Achieving quality in higher education is a complex task involving the interrelationship of many factors. The influence of the teacher is well established and has led to some general principles of good teaching. However, less is known about the extent that specific disciplines influence quality teaching. The purposes of the paper are to investigate…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Intellectual Disciplines
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Blown, Eric J.; Bryce, Tom G. K. – Research in Science Education, 2017
The research reported here investigated the everyday and scientific repertoires of children involved in semi-structured, Piagetian interviews carried out to check their understanding of dynamic astronomical concepts like daytime and night-time. It focused on the switching taking place between embedded and disembedded thinking; on the imagery which…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Semi Structured Interviews
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Anderson, Dayle – Research in Science Education, 2015
Students' negative experiences of science in the primary sector have commonly been blamed on poor teacher content knowledge. Yet, teacher beliefs have long been identified as strong influences on classroom practice. Understanding the nature of teacher beliefs and their influence on primary science teaching practice could usefully inform teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Gan Joo Seng, Mark; Hill, Mary – Research in Science Education, 2014
Peer feedback is an inherent feature of classroom collaborative learning. Students invariably turn to their peers for feedback when carrying out an investigative task, and this feedback is usually implicit, unstructured and may positively or negatively influence students' learning when they work on a task. This study explored the characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation, Peer Influence
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Oliver, Mary C.; McConney, Andrew; Maor, Dorit; Schibeci, Renato – Research in Science Education, 2013
Previous research has underlined the importance of school students' engagement in science (including students' attitudes, interests and self beliefs). Engagement in science is important as a correlate of scientific literacy and attainment, and as an educational outcome in its own right. Students positively engaged with science are more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Regression (Statistics), Models
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Venville, Grady; Rennie, Léonie; Hanbury, Colin; Longnecker, Nancy – Research in Science Education, 2013
A concern commonly raised in literature and in media relates to the declining proportions of students who enter and remain in the "science pipeline", and whether many countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have enough budding scientists to fill research and industry positions in the coming years. In addition, there is concern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientists, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Chen, Junjun; Cowie, Bronwen – Research in Science Education, 2013
Given worldwide concern about a decline in student engagement in school science and an increasing call for science for citizenship in New Zealand Curriculum, this study focused on a butterfly unit that investigated how students in a year-4 primary classroom learnt about New Zealand butterflies through thinking, talking, and acting as citizen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Campbell, Alison; Otrel-Cass, Kathrin – Research in Science Education, 2011
New Zealand has had a national school science curriculum for more than 80 years. In the past the evolution content of this document has varied, and has at times been strongly influenced by creationist lobby groups. The "new" science curriculum, to be fully implemented in 2010, places much greater emphasis than before on understanding…
Descriptors: Evolution, Curriculum Development, International Schools, Scientific Principles
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Conner, L. N. – Research in Science Education, 2007
This paper reports on degrees of awareness and use of specific metacognitive strategies by 16 students in a final-year high school biology class in New Zealand. The aims of the intervention were to broaden students' thinking about bioethical issues associated with cancer and to enhance students' use of metacognition. Cues and prompts were used in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cues, Biology, Learning Strategies
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Lewthwaite, Brian; Fisher, Darrell – Research in Science Education, 2004
The purpose of this investigation was to apply a validated curriculum evaluation instrument, the "Science Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire" (SCIQ), in an educational context in which a science curriculum review had recently been completed and, by so doing, ascertain the accuracy and potential value of the instrument as a…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Investigations
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Lewthwaite, Brian – Research in Science Education, 2004
This research exercise, employing an action research model for curriculum improvement, explored the factors influencing science program delivery at an elementary school in New Zealand. Using a validated science program delivery evaluation tool, the "Science Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire" (SCIQ), as a foundation for data…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Action Research, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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France, Bev; Davies, Janet – Research in Science Education, 2001
Points out that technology education in New Zealand provides an opportunity for societal issues to have equal space with technological capability and knowledge. There is a need for a teaching approach to engage in liberating technological literacy. (Contains 19 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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McKinley, Elizabeth – Research in Science Education, 1996
Outlines the background of the curriculum development work in Aotearoa, New Zealand, with respect to the indigenous Maori people and science education. Expresses concern about the fitting of one cultural framework into another and raises questions about the approach used in the development of the science curriculum. Discusses implications for…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations