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Criswell, Brett A.; Rushton, Gregory T.; Shah, Lisa – Research in Science Education, 2021
The importance of how classroom discourse can be used to support science learning has gained national attention with respect to both science teaching and research across K12 and higher education. In this review article, we examine a commonly referenced set of nine frameworks for use in "science" classrooms. Specifically, we examine the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Deehan, James; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The science achievement of primary students, both in Australia and abroad, has been the subject of intensive research in recent decades. Consequently, much research has been conducted to investigate primary science education. Within this literature, there is a striking juxtaposition between tertiary science teaching preparation programs and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience
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Ralls, Deborah; Bianchi, Lynne; Choudry, Sophina – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper reports the findings from a cross-sector research project designed to question how the development of university-school partnerships can influence university academics' pedagogic practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Findings from this research are offered at time when, in parallel with countries around…
Descriptors: Universities, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Gulacar, Ozcan; Stuessy, Carol – Research in Science Education, 2015
Social cognitive theory guided the design of a survey to investigate high school students' perceptions of factors affecting their career contemplations and beliefs regarding the influence of their participation in the international Science Olympiad on their subject interests and twenty-first century skills. In addition, gender differences in…
Descriptors: Competition, STEM Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Nichols, Kim; Hanan, Jim; Ranasinghe, Muditha – Research in Science Education, 2013
This study used an interactive dynamic simulation of action potential to explore social practices of learning among first year undergraduate biology students. It aimed to create a learning environment that fosters knowledge building discourse through working with multiple concept-specific representations. Three hundred and eighty-nine students and…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Tutors
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Krogh, Lars Brian; Andersen, Hanne Moeller – Research in Science Education, 2013
We have followed a group of students in the potential pipeline for science through their last years of upper secondary school and in the context of a university mentorship program. The student group is defined by their choice of Mathematics at A-level which is mandatory for admission to tertiary STEM education in Denmark. Rich data (repeated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Development, Self Concept
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Leppavirta, Johanna – Research in Science Education, 2012
Traditional multiple-choice concept inventories measure students' critical conceptual understanding and are designed to reveal students' naive or alternate ideas. The overall scores, however, give little information about the state of students' knowledge and the consistency of reasoning. This study investigates whether students have consistent…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Concept Formation, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Roxanne; Molyneaux, Kristen; Dixon, Pat – Research in Science Education, 2012
This study focuses on the mentor relationships between science teachers and their scientist mentors in a summer Research Experience for Teachers program at a United States national laboratory facility. Using mixed methods, the authors surveyed and interviewed (semi-structured) the eleven participating teachers before and after the program. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mentors, Ownership, Science Teachers
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Katajavuori, Nina; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Hirvonen, Jouni – Research in Science Education, 2005
Practical knowledge and skills are necessary components of expertise. Practical training in higher education has been shown to foster students' learning and understanding of theoretical backgrounds. The attitude and skill of mentors play a central role in enhancing the quality of students' practical learning. The aims of this study were to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Content Analysis, Pharmaceutical Education
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Bencze, Larry; Hewitt, Jim; Pedretti, Erminia; Yoon, Susan; Perris, Kirk; van Oostveen, Roland – Research in Science Education, 2003
Reports on science-specialist student teachers' conceptions about science and technology and corresponding priorities for school science. Students' conceptions were measured after interacting with a case documentary that depicted students collaborating in the development and evaluation of pneumatic-controlled robotic arms. Indicates that many…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Higher Education, Multimedia Instruction
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Brass, Catherine; Gunstone, Richard; Fensham, Peter – Research in Science Education, 2003
Explores different ways individuals conceptualize quality learning in physics. Uses semi-structured interviews that explore aspects of learning that respondents regard as worth fostering in their classrooms. Discusses different respondent conceptions with regard to four significant aspects of physics learning: doing experimental work; linking…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Higher Education, Interviews, Mastery Learning
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Davidowitz, Bette; Rollnick, Marissa – Research in Science Education, 2003
Explores the Competency Tripod model and flow diagrams as two sources for enabling students' metacognition in a second year undergraduate chemistry laboratory. Results indicate that all four students engaged in metacognitive practices, all believed that flow diagrams are extremely useful, and all understood the Competency Tripod model, but only…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chemistry, Higher Education, Learning
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Bowen, G. Michael; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2002
Examines inscriptions in texts usually available to students in high school and undergraduate science courses in course textbooks and journal articles. Reports on the differences existing in the frequency of different types of inscriptions that appear unrelated to the interpretive competencies of the students for whom they are intended. (Contains…
Descriptors: Diagrams, Ecology, Graphic Arts, High Schools
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Rollnick, Marissa; Lubben, Fred; Lotz, Sandra; Dlamini, Betty – Research in Science Education, 2002
Investigates changes in students' understanding of various aspects of measurement before and after participating in two different introductory laboratory courses at two universities in South Africa. Considerable gains were made during instruction with both groups, though some important differences were identified between them. Neither group could…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments, Measurement, Science Education
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Chang, Wheijen; Bell, Beverley – Research in Science Education, 2002
Lecturers may provide insufficient challenge when teaching first year university physics courses. Investigates comparisons in learning outcomes between a traditional teaching group and a constructivist-orientated teaching group along with lecturers' and students' perceptions of those courses. The lecturers emphasized the students' poor physics…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Physics
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