NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
Research in Science Education18
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 18 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chusinkunawut, Krislada; Henderson, Charles; Nugultham, Kulthida; Wannagatesiri, Tussatrin; Fakcharoenphol, Witat – Research in Science Education, 2021
Incorporating design in science programs has been shown to enhance science understanding, practices, and problem-solving skills. However, instructors and students typically struggle with fostering effective communication within a design-based course. With better communication scaffolding, students would learn more content and also become better at…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Communication Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
de Boer, Eveline; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; van Driel, Jan H.; Dam, Michiel – Research in Science Education, 2021
In biological research, generic questions that are derived from perspectives (ways of looking at and thinking about life processes) help in generating specific questions. In this study, we used perspective-based generic questions as scaffolds to support student teachers in increasing the quality and quantity of their questions about biological…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cruz-Guzmán, Marta; García-Carmona, Antonio; Criado, Ana M. – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article presents a qualitative study of the type and quality of questions formulated by prospective elementary teachers (PETs) when designing scientific inquiry activities, depending on the school science content selected. The data were acquired during teacher training instruction on these aspects with 67 participant PETs. The results showed…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Inquiry
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mkimbili, Selina Thomas; Ødegaard, Marianne – Research in Science Education, 2019
Fostering and maintaining students' interest in science is an important aspect of improving science learning. The focus of this paper is to listen to and reflect on students' voices regarding the sources of motivation for science subjects among students in community secondary schools with contextual challenges in Tanzania. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Stokhof, Harry; de Vries, Bregje; Bastiaens, Theo; Martens, Rob – Research in Science Education, 2019
Student questioning is an important self-regulative strategy and has multiple benefits for teaching and learning science. Teachers, however, need support to align student questioning to curricular goals. This study tests a prototype of a principle-based scenario that supports teachers in guiding effective student questioning. In the scenario, mind…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Questioning Techniques, Concept Mapping, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Joglar, C.; Rojas, S. P. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Studies have investigated various aspects of the use of questions in science lessons, but there is still a lack of research that demonstrates how, during peer reflection, teachers learn through identifying and overcoming obstacles to their own questioning in their professional development process. The present study is aimed at analyzing the types…
Descriptors: Barriers, Teacher Workshops, Chemistry, Physics
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
Biggers, Mandy – Research in Science Education, 2018
Questioning is a central practice in science classrooms. However, not every question translates into a "good" science investigation. Questions that drive science investigations can be provided by many sources including the teacher, the curriculum, or the student. The variations in the source of investigation questions were explored in…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chen, Ying-Chih; Hand, Brian; Norton-Meier, Lori – Research in Science Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the various roles that early elementary teachers adopt when questioning, to scaffold dialogic interaction and students' cognitive responses for argumentative practices over time. Teacher questioning is a pivotal contributing factor that shapes the role teachers play in promoting dialogic interaction in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Questioning Techniques, Elementary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Nichols, Kim; Burgh, Gilbert; Kennedy, Callie – Research in Science Education, 2017
Developing students' skills to pose and respond to questions and actively engage in inquiry behaviours enables students to problem solve and critically engage with learning and society. The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of providing teachers with an intervention in inquiry pedagogy alongside inquiry science curriculum in comparison…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Development, Intervention, Inquiry
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cochran, Kathryn F.; Reinsvold, Lori A.; Hess, Chelsie A. – Research in Science Education, 2017
This critical discourse analysis study identifies and describes power relationships in elementary classrooms that support science engagement by providing students time to think, ask questions, and find their voices to talk about subject matter. The first analyses involved identification and description of classroom episodes showing high levels of…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Elementary School Students, Student Participation, Learner Engagement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sun, Daner; Looi, Chee-Kit; Wu, Longkai; Xie, Wenting – Research in Science Education, 2016
With advancements made in mobile technology, increasing emphasis has been paid to how to leverage the affordances of mobile technology to improve science learning and instruction. This paper reports on a science curriculum supported by an inquiry-based framework and mobile technologies. It was developed by teachers and researchers in a multiyear…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Innovation, Educational Innovation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Martin, Anita M.; Hand, Brian – Research in Science Education, 2009
This longitudinal case study describes the factors that affect an experienced teacher's attempt to shift her pedagogical practices in order to implement embedded elements of argument into her science classroom. Research data was accumulated over 2 years through video recordings of science classes. The Reformed Teacher Observation Protocol (RTOP)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Teaching Styles, Observation, Instructional Innovation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wahyudi; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2004
This study reports on teaching practices in science classrooms of Indonesian lower secondary schools in rural areas. Using six schools from three districts in the province of Kalimantan Selatan as the sample, this study found that most teaching practices in science classrooms in rural schools were teacher-centred with students copying notes.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Rural Schools, Questioning Techniques
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2