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Matuk, Camillia; Hurwich, Talia; Spiegel, Amy; Diamond, Judy – Research in Science Education, 2021
Equitable learning opportunities are critical to the goals of science education. However, major curriculum standards are vague on how to achieve equity goals, and educators must often develop their own resources and strategies to achieve equity goals. This study examines how educators used a comic book series designed to interest youth in virology…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Safadi, Rafi'; Saadi, Sheren – Research in Science Education, 2021
Self-diagnosis activities require students to self-diagnose their solutions to problems they solved on their own by detecting and explaining their errors. Worked examples, a step-by-step demonstration of how to solve a problem, are often used to support students in self-diagnosis activities. However, studies indicate that students often fail to…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Problem Solving, High School Students
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McHugh, Luisa; Kelly, Angela M.; Fisher, Jacqueline Horan; Burghardt, M. David – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Mathematics Infusion into Science Project (MiSP), which integrated science and mathematics in an engaging middle school science curriculum that fostered improvements in science content knowledge, higher-level problem solving, and affective domains related to mathematics. The project design was based…
Descriptors: Graphs, Mathematics Skills, Middle School Students, Science Process Skills
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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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Owens, David C.; Sadler, Troy D.; Friedrichsen, Patricia – Research in Science Education, 2021
The identification of high-leverage teaching practices that can be improved through targeted practice should contribute to the enhancement of teachers' facilitation of instruction and improve student learning outcomes. Researchers have begun to identify subject-specific teaching practices that are expected to enhance science teaching specifically.…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stokhof, Harry; de Vries, Bregje; Bastiaens, Theo; Martens, Rob – Research in Science Education, 2020
Student questioning is an important learning strategy, but rare in many classrooms, because teachers have concerns if these questions contribute to attaining curricular objectives. Teachers face the challenge of making student questioning effective for learning the curriculum. To address this challenge, a principle-based scenario for guiding…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Questioning Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Core Curriculum
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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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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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Kruit, Patricia; Oostdam, Ron; van den Berg, Ed; Schuitema, Jaap – Research in Science Education, 2020
Information on students' development of science skills is essential for teachers to evaluate and improve their own education, as well as to provide adequate support and feedback to the learning process of individual students. The present study explores and discusses the use of performance assessments as a diagnostic tool for formative assessment…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Science Teachers, Skill Development, Formative Evaluation
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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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Dziob, Daniel – Research in Science Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to examine the impact of assessing students' achievements in a physics course in the form of a group board game. Research was conducted in two groups of 131 high school students in Poland. In each school, the research sample was divided into experimental and control groups. Each group was taught by the same teacher and…
Descriptors: Games, Physics, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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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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Kuo, Yen-Ruey; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Chin, Chi-Chin – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study aims to examine the influence of inquiry-based instruction on eighth-grade male and female students' motivation and engagement in science learning in two public junior high schools in central Taiwan. Mixed-methods methodology was adopted with 60 students (32 males and 28 females) in the experimental group and 56 students (28 males and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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Archila, Pablo Antonio; Molina, Jorge – Research in Science Education, 2020
The theory of evolution is the backbone of the biological sciences. Arguably, this is the reason why evolution education is an extensively investigated issue in several countries around the world. Little is known, however, about the views of university students in Colombia. Here, we report on 7 years of data generated by a three-question anonymous…
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Student Attitudes, College Students
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