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Matuk, Camillia; Hurwich, Talia; Spiegel, Amy; Diamond, Judy – Research in Science Education, 2021
Equitable learning opportunities are critical to the goals of science education. However, major curriculum standards are vague on how to achieve equity goals, and educators must often develop their own resources and strategies to achieve equity goals. This study examines how educators used a comic book series designed to interest youth in virology…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cartoons, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Lie, Richard; Aranda, Maurina L.; Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J. – Research in Science Education, 2021
Recent reforms in science education have supported the inclusion of engineering and their practices in K-12 curricula. To this end, many classrooms have incorporated engineering units that include design challenges. Design is an integral part of engineering and can help students think in creative and interdisciplinary ways. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Engineering, Design, Science Curriculum
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McHugh, Luisa; Kelly, Angela M.; Fisher, Jacqueline Horan; Burghardt, M. David – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Mathematics Infusion into Science Project (MiSP), which integrated science and mathematics in an engaging middle school science curriculum that fostered improvements in science content knowledge, higher-level problem solving, and affective domains related to mathematics. The project design was based…
Descriptors: Graphs, Mathematics Skills, Middle School Students, Science Process Skills
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Lidar, Malena; Lundqvist, Eva; Ryder, Jim; Östman, Leif – Research in Science Education, 2020
In Sweden, a new curriculum and new methods of assessment (grading of students and national tests) in science education were introduced in grade 6 in 2012/2013. We have investigated what implications these reforms have for teachers' teaching and assessment practices in order to explore the question of how teachers transform their teaching habits…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grading, National Competency Tests, Science Tests
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Lidar, Malena; Danielsson, Anna T.; Berge, Maria – Research in Science Education, 2020
The content that is privileged in teaching has consequences for what the students are given the opportunity to learn and can thus be regarded as an aspect of power. We analyse power aspects in the teaching of physics by identifying actions that guide or direct other people's actions, and then analyse similarities and differences in different…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physics, Power Structure
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Aranda, Maurina L.; Lie, Richard; Selcen Guzey, S.; Makarsu, Murat; Johnston, Amanda; Moore, Tamara J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Recent science education reforms highlight the importance for teachers to implement effective instructional practices that promote student learning of science and engineering content and their practices. Effective classroom discussion has been shown to support the learning of science, but work is needed to examine teachers' enactment of…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Middle School Teachers, Science Curriculum, Genetics
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Smith, Dorothy V.; Mulhall, Pamela J.; Hart, Christina E.; Gunstone, Richard F. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Students learn more than science knowledge in a science classroom; they also acquire important messages about the purposes and contexts of science. Roberts (2011) calls these messages a companion story. In this article, we present a case study of high-profile Australian contemporary scientists to argue that there is a need to broaden the range of…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Scientific Research
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Wei, Bing – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper reports an empirical study of teacher development in the process of implementing an integrated science curriculum in a junior high school in China. Six science teachers with different subject backgrounds were invited to participate in this study. A pragmatic model of teacher learning that includes both cognitive and situated-learning…
Descriptors: Junior High School Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation
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Romero-Maltrana, Diego; Benitez, Federico; Vera, Francisco; Rivera, Rodrigo – Research in Science Education, 2019
There is an increasing demand in the field of science education for the incorporation of philosophical and sociological aspects that are related to the scientific enterprise in school curricula, to the extent that the incorporation of these aspects is now considered a necessity. Several of these aspects can be categorised within the framework of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel – Research in Science Education, 2019
Inquiry-based science education has been incorporated in science curricula internationally. In this regard, however, many teachers encounter challenges. The challenges have been characterised into those linked to the personal characteristics of these teachers (intrinsic challenges) and others associated with contextual factors (extrinsic…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Barriers
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Raven, Sara; Whitman, Gretchen M. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Science learning is inextricably tied to two aspects of students' lives: literacy and culture. While English Learners (ELs) who speak a non-English native language are typically the focus in this line of scholarly inquiry, deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students occupy a distinct space in this conversation. For DHH learners, literacy levels can be…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Hearing Impairments, Deafness
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Martin, Jenny – Research in Science Education, 2019
This paper provides a report of a case study on the professional agency of an experienced early years teacher, Sarah, who successfully embedded a chemical science program of teaching-learning for her students aged between 6 and 8. Interactive ethnography informs the research design, and discursive psychology provides the tools for the analysis of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Young Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Schuster, David; Cobern, William W.; Adams, Betty A. J.; Undreiu, Adriana; Pleasants, Brandy – Research in Science Education, 2018
Science curricula and teaching methods vary greatly, depending in part on which facets of science are emphasized, e.g., core disciplinary ideas or science practices and process skills, and perspectives differ considerably on desirable pedagogies. Given the multi-faceted nature of science and the variety of teaching methods found in practice, it is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Core Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Sung, Ji Young; Oh, Phil Seok – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent science education reform initiatives suggest that learning in science should be organized on the basis of scientists' actual practices including the development and use of models. In line with this, the current study adapted three types of modeling practices to teach two Korean 6th grade science classes the causes of the Earth's seasons.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Educational Change, Models, Foreign Countries
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Palmer, Stuart; Campbell, Malcolm; Johnson, Elizabeth; West, Jan – Research in Science Education, 2018
Recent national reports have highlighted the contribution that the sciences make to the Australian economy. Many developed economies report perceived shortages of STEM qualified workers, and at the same time, many science graduates have difficulty in finding work, especially work in their discipline. Rational education design dictates that science…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Outcomes of Education
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