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Es, Hüseyin; Öztürk, Nurhan – Research in Science Education, 2021
The current study aimed to make students discover the multidimensional structure of Socio-scientific Issues (SSI) using the SEE-STEP model. Nine-step module has been designed to help students' discover the aspects of the SSI in the implementation process of the research. This research was based on qualitative methodology in determining the study…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science and Society, Grade 7, Problem Solving
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Martin, Jenny; Xu, Lihua; Seah, Lay Hoon – Research in Science Education, 2021
This article provides rich insights into the process of data generation for discourse analysis from three separate studies of the video recordings of a single science classroom in action. The central claim is that multimodal transcription can contribute to developments in discourse theory. A three-stage reflective heuristic is developed and used…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Video Technology, Heuristics
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Larsson, Johanna; Airey, John; Danielsson, Anna T.; Lundqvist, Eva – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article reports the results of an empirical study exploring the discourses of physics teacher educators. We ask how the expressed understandings of a physics teacher education programme in the talk of teacher educators potentially support the identity construction of new teachers. Nine teacher educators from different sections of a physics…
Descriptors: Physics, Teacher Educators, Science Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Brendel, Michelle; Siry, Christina; Haus, Jana Maria; Breedijk-Goedert, Fabienne – Research in Science Education, 2019
This paper offers analyses from a project examining the construction of narrative assessments within elementary science investigations. We examined how positioning children to express understandings through narrative assessments created spaces for revealing children's perspectives on classroom experiences with their teachers and each other. Four…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Gresch, Helge; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Bögeholz, Susanne – Research in Science Education, 2017
Thoughtful decision-making to resolve socioscientific issues is central to science, technology, society, and environment (STSE) education. One approach for attaining this goal involves fostering students' decision-making processes. Thus, the present study explores whether the application of decision-making strategies, combined with reflections on…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Science Education, Science and Society, Reflection
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Eggert, Sabina; Nitsch, Anne; Boone, William J.; Nückles, Matthias; Bögeholz, Susanne – Research in Science Education, 2017
Climate change is one of the most challenging problems facing today's global society (e.g., IPCC 2013). While climate change is a widely covered topic in the media, and abundant information is made available through the internet, the causes and consequences of climate change in its full complexity are difficult for individuals, especially…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Westbroek, Hanna; Janssen, Fred; Doyle, Walter – Research in Science Education, 2017
Curriculum ideals often get compromised as a curriculum moves through its various levels of representation. Across the different science reforms, this process of slippage is clearly present. Research shows that teacher subject matter knowledge, PCK, beliefs and context factors all influence implementation. Professional development arrangements…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Crowell, Amanda; Schunn, Christian – Research in Science Education, 2016
Scientific literacy has many meanings: it can be thought of as foundational knowledge, foundational critical thinking skills, or the application of these two foundations to everyday decision making. Here, we examine the far transfer scenario: do increases in science education lead to everyday decision-making becoming more consistent with consensus…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Occupational Surveys, Environmental Education
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Bottcher, Florian; Meisert, Anke – Research in Science Education, 2013
In this study the effects of different learning environments on the promotion of decision-making competence for the socioscientific issue of genetically modified crops is investigated. The comparison focuses on direct vs. indirect instructions. Therefore on the one hand a sophisticated decision-making strategy was presented to the directly…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science and Society, Genetics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gresch, Helge; Bogeholz, Susanne – Research in Science Education, 2013
Students are faced with a multitude of decisions as consumers and in societal debates. Because of the scarcity of resources, the destruction of ecosystems and social injustice in a globalized world, it is vital that students are able to identify non-sustainable courses of action when involved in decision-making. The application of decision-making…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Sustainable Development, Intervention, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Castano, Carolina – Research in Science Education, 2008
This article reports on a qualitative and quantitative study that explored whether a constructivist Science learning environment, in which 9 to 10-year old Colombian girls had the opportunity to discuss scientific concepts and socio-scientific dilemmas in groups, improved their understanding of the concepts and the complex relations that exists…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Bilingual Schools, Scientific Concepts, Grade 4
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Lyons, Terry – Research in Science Education, 2006
This paper reports and discusses the principal findings of an Australian study exploring the decisions of high achieving Year 10 students about taking physics and chemistry courses (Lyons, 2003). The study used a "multiple worlds" framework to explore the diverse background characteristics that previous quantitative research had shown…
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Physics, Chemistry, Science Education
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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
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Boydston, Theodore L. – Research in Science Education, 1999
Describes the turbulent conditions that typify experiences as a science supervisor in the central office of a large urban school district implementing science systemic reform. Notes that typical policies and procedures allow stakeholders to undervalue the decisions they make, which creates currents of frustration and distrust capable of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
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Young, Deidra J.; Fraser, Barry J.; Woolnough, Brian E. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Reports on a study done at Oxford University on why young people chose to pursue a career in the physical sciences and engineering. Characteristics of schools that appeared to influence students to pursue a study of science were also investigated. Currently, England, Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and Portugal have contributed information to…
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Guidance