NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 12 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Merritt, Eileen G.; Chiu, Jennie; Peters-Burton, Erin; Bell, Randy – Research in Science Education, 2018
The Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) challenge primary teachers and students to work and think like scientists and engineers as they strive to understand complex concepts. Teachers and teacher educators can leverage what is already known about inquiry teaching as they plan instruction to help students meet the new standards. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lotter, Christine R.; Miller, Cory – Research in Science Education, 2017
In this paper, we explore middle school science teachers' learning of inquiry-based instructional strategies through reflection on practice teaching sessions during a summer enrichment program with middle level students. The reflection sessions were part of a larger year-long inquiry professional development program in which teachers learned…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Delen, Ibrahim; Krajcik, Joseph – Research in Science Education, 2017
The use of mobile devices is increasing rapidly as a potential tool for science teaching. In this study, five educators (three middle school teachers and two museum educators) used a mobile application that supported the development of a driving question. Previous studies have noted that teachers make little effort to connect learning experiences…
Descriptors: Museums, Handheld Devices, Teacher Collaboration, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Walan, Susanne; Mc Ewen, Birgitta – Research in Science Education, 2017
Inquiry- and context-based teaching strategies have been proven to stimulate and motivate students' interests in learning science. In this study, 12 teachers reflected on these strategies after using them in primary schools. The teachers participated in a continuous professional development (CPD) programme. During the programme, they were also…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mavhunga, Elizabeth; Rollnick, Marissa – Research in Science Education, 2016
In science education, learner-centred classroom practices are widely accepted as desirable and are associated with responsive and reformed kinds of teacher beliefs. They are further associated with high-quality Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK). Topic-Specific Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TSPCK), a version of PCK defined at topic level, is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lopes, J. B.; Silva, A. A.; Cravino, J. P.; Santos, C. A.; Cunha, A.; Pinto, A.; Silva, A.; Viegas, C.; Saraiva, E.; Branco, M. J. – Research in Science Education, 2014
This study deals with the problem of how to collect genuine and useful data about science classroom practices, and preserving the complex and holistic nature of teaching and learning. Additionally, we were looking for an instrument that would allow comparability and verifiability for teaching and research purposes. Given the multimodality of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Data Collection, Educational Practices, Holistic Approach
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Toplis, Rob – Research in Science Education, 2012
This paper reports an interpretive study that sought students' views about the role that practical work plays in their school science lessons. Twenty-nine students aged between 13 and 16 years were selected from three secondary schools in England. Data were collected from initial lesson observations and in-depth interviews in order to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cakmakci, Gultekin; Sevindik, Hatice; Pektas, Meryem; Uysal, Asli; Kole, Fatma; Kavak, Gamze – Research in Science Education, 2012
This paper reports on an attempt to investigate Turkish primary school students' interest in science by using their self-generated questions. We investigated students' interest in science by analyzing 1704 self-generated science-related questions. Among them, 826 questions were submitted to a popular science magazine called Science and Children.…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Interests, Foreign Countries, Internet
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Goodnough, Karen – Research in Science Education, 2010
In this study, the author implemented a problem-based learning (PBL) experience that allowed students in an advanced science methodology course to explore differentiated instruction. Through working systematically in small, collaborative groups, students explored the nature of differentiated instruction. The objective of the study was to examine…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Student Attitudes, Action Research, Observation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Braund, Martin; Campbell, Bob – Research in Science Education, 2010
A collaborative curriculum development project was set up to address the lack of good examples of teaching about ideas and evidence and the nature of science encountered by student teachers training to teach in the age range 11-16 in schools in England. Student and teacher-mentor pairs devised, taught and evaluated novel lessons and approaches.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Teachers, Scientific Principles, Change Agents
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jeong, Heisawn; Songer, Nancy B.; Lee, Soo-Young – Research in Science Education, 2007
With the growing emphasis on the development of scientific inquiry skills, there is a strong need for more research on students' ability to collect and interpret evidence. This paper calls attention to the notion of evidentiary competence that refers to the concepts and reasoning skills involved in the collection, organization, and interpretation…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Investigations, Science Instruction, Comprehension
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Venville, Grady; Rennie, Leonie; Wallace, John – Research in Science Education, 2004
This article reports on students' decision making processes and sources of knowledge in an integrated teaching and learning setting. The study was conducted in a Year 9 classroom as students undertook a 10-week solar-powered boat project and were exposed to related concepts from science, technology and mathematics. Data collection involved…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Integrated Curriculum, Grade 9, Student Projects