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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Scantlebury, Kathryn; And Others – Research in Science Education, 1996
Presents a study of science teachers (n=5) who serve as cooperating teachers. Discusses the impact of gender-sensitive cooperating teachers on student teachers' teaching strategies, questioning patterns, and interactions during their teaching practicum. Contains 47 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Equal Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Science Teachers
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Segal, Gilda – Research in Science Education, 1997
Contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical study, feminist critique, and insights from multicultural education. Pragmatic school science is situated within a framework that questions how we know and the recognition that even high-status knowledge can be challenged. (AIM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Questioning Techniques