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Hung, Jung-Yi; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Hung, Jeng-Fung – Research in Science Education, 2021
Science teachers use a large number of visual representations and models in science classes to guide students to understand complex phenomena and to learn to conduct scientific inquiry. Fluent formation and use of visual representation involves metavisualization, which is a process related to metacognition and visualization. However, what kinds of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Visualization
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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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Markauskaite, Lina; Kelly, Nick; Jacobson, Michael J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper gives a grounded cognition account of model-based learning of complex scientific knowledge related to socio-scientific issues, such as climate change. It draws on the results from a study of high school students learning about the carbon cycle through computational agent-based models and investigates two questions: First, how do…
Descriptors: High School Students, Scientific Literacy, Climate, Science and Society
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Mazibe, Ernest N.; Coetzee, Corene; Gaigher, Estelle – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper reports a case study of four grade 10 physical sciences teachers' PCK about graphs of motion. We used three data collection strategies, namely teachers' written accounts, captured by the content representation (CoRe) tool, interviews and classroom observations. We conceptualised the PCK displayed in the CoRe tool and the interviews as…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Grade 10, Science Teachers
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Soltani, Asghar – Research in Science Education, 2020
Classroom environment, family, and peers are important factors in influencing students' science learning. The primary aim of this study was to examine the effects of three environmental factors related to science learning (motivating science class, family models, and peer models) on students' approaches to learning science (deep approach and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Learning Motivation, Secondary School Science
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Dikici, Ayhan; Özdemir, Gökhan; Clark, Douglas B. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore the strength of relationships between 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students' scientific process skills and scientific creativity through structural equation modeling (SEM). For this purpose, data were collected from 353 students in grades 7-9 in Turkey. Scientific Process Skills and Scientific Creativity survey…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Process Skills, Creativity, Foreign Countries
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Campbell, Todd; Fazio, Xavier – Research in Science Education, 2020
Set in the context of modeling-based learning (MBL), this research investigated the potential of epistemic frames as a theoretical and analytical framework for understanding teaching and learning practices used in classroom communities of practice. Epistemic frames are conceptualized as an orienting lens for a classroom community of practice that…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Models
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Ruppert, John; Duncan, Ravit Golan; Chinn, Clark A. – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study explores the role of domain-specific knowledge in students' modeling practice and how this knowledge interacts with two domain-general modeling strategies: use of evidence and developing a causal mechanism. We analyzed models made by middle school students who had a year of intensive model-based instruction. These models were made to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Models, Middle School Students, Evidence
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Werner, Sonja; Förtsch, Christian; Boone, William; von Kotzebue, Lena; Neuhaus, Birgit J. – Research in Science Education, 2019
To obtain a general understanding of science, model use as part of National Education Standards is important for instruction. Model use can be characterized by three aspects: (1) the characteristics of the model, (2) the integration of the model into instruction, and (3) the use of models to foster scientific reasoning. However, there were no…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Models, Foreign Countries
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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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Dorfner, Tobias; Förtsch, Christian; Boone, William; Neuhaus, Birgit J. – Research in Science Education, 2019
A number of studies on single instructional quality features have been reported for mathematics and science instruction. For summarizing single instructional quality features, researchers have created a model of three basic dimensions ("classroom management," "supportive climate," and "cognitive activation") of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Educational Quality, Science Achievement
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Corpuz, Edgar De Guzman; Rebello, N. Sanjay – Research in Science Education, 2019
The first phase of this multiphase study involves modeling of college students' thinking of friction at the microscopic level. Diagnostic interviews were conducted with 11 students with different levels of physics backgrounds. A phenomenographic approach of data analysis was used to generate categories of responses which subsequently were used to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, College Students, Physics
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Krell, Moritz; Walzer, Christine; Hergert, Susann; Krüger, Dirk – Research in Science Education, 2019
As part of their professional competencies, science teachers need an elaborate meta-modelling knowledge as well as modelling skills in order to guide and monitor modelling practices of their students. However, qualitative studies about (pre-service) science teachers' modelling practices are rare. This study provides a category system which is…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Kallery, Maria – Research in Science Education, 2018
In this paper, we present a professional development/upgrading programme in science for early-years teachers and investigate its impact on the teachers' competencies in relation to their knowledge and teaching of science. The basic idea of the programme was to motivate the teachers by making them members of an action research group aimed at…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Billingsley, Berry; Nassaji, Mehdi; Fraser, Sharon; Lawson, Finley – Research in Science Education, 2018
This paper gives the rationale and a draft outline for a framework for education to teach epistemic insight into schools in England. The motivation to research and propose a strategy to teach and assess epistemic insight followed research that investigated how students and teachers in primary and secondary schools respond to "big…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Science Education, Sciences
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