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Maeng, Seungho – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study provides two exemplars of how grammatical analysis of language use in elementary science classroom discourse enhances the explication of students' epistemic process in the language use in that discourse. Methodologically, both practical epistemology analysis (PEA) and discourse register analysis (DRA) from systemic functional…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Elementary School Students, Language Usage, Discourse Analysis
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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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González-García, Francisco José; Blanco-López, Ángel; España-Ramos, Enrique; Franco-Mariscal, Antonio-Joaquín – Research in Science Education, 2021
The relationship between science and society has, for many years, been the subject of debate in different fields, and various proposals have been made regarding the kind of science education that citizens require. The present study considers an understanding of the nature of science (NOS) to be one of the key competences that citizens should…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Citizenship Education
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Bae, Christine L.; DeBusk-Lane, Morgan; Hayes, Kathryn N.; Zhang, Fa – Research in Science Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a survey of opportunities to participate (OtP) in science that will allow educators and researchers to closely approximate the types of learning opportunities students have in science classrooms. Additionally, we examined whether and how opportunity gaps in science learning may exist across…
Descriptors: Science Education, Socioeconomic Status, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Opportunities
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Rees, Simon; Kind, Vanessa; Newton, Douglas – Research in Science Education, 2021
Students commonly find specialist scientific language problematic. This study investigated developments in chemical language usage by six "non-traditional" students over the course of 1 to 4 years. The students participated in semi-structured interviews and were asked to explain specific chemical scenarios. Interviews were transcribed…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Vocabulary Development, Language Usage
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Dini, Vesal; Jaber, Lama; Danahy, Ethan – Research in Science Education, 2021
We investigate in-service teachers' scientific engagement in a blended online science inquiry course. We analyze a shift from teachers following instructions to doing science themselves, and we characterize it at two levels: first, in how teachers engaged in individual sense-making; and second, in how they oriented to the online community as a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Science Education, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning
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Lee, Yeung Chung; Lee, Carole Kwan-Ping; Lam, Irene Chung-Man; Kwok, Ping Wai; So, Winnie Wing-Mui – Research in Science Education, 2020
International studies of science education, such as the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), have revealed considerable national disparities in students' achievements in science education. The results have prompted many nations to compare their science education systems and practices to those of others, to gain insights for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Education, Cultural Differences
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Cooper, Grant; Berry, Amanda; Baglin, James – Research in Science Education, 2020
Using the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) data, this paper aimed to examine if, and to what extent, demographic factors predict students' participation in science over the age of 16 (post-16). While all the students participating in this study are attending Australian schools, the comprehensiveness of these datasets, together with…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Participation, Late Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Dorfman, Bat-Shahar; Issachar, Hagit; Zion, Michal – Research in Science Education, 2020
Educational policy bodies worldwide have argued that practicing inquiry as a part of the K-12 curriculum would help prepare students for their lives as adults in today's world. This study investigated adults who graduated high school 9 years earlier with a major in biology, to determine how they perceive the inquiry project they experienced and…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Biology, Adults
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Habig, Bobby; Gupta, Preeti; Levine, Brian; Adams, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2020
While there is extensive evidence that STEM careers can be important pathways for augmenting social mobility and for increasing individual prestige, many youth perceive a STEM trajectory as an unattractive option. In the USA, women and members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups continue to be underrepresented across STEM…
Descriptors: Informal Education, STEM Education, Science Education, Access to Education
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Akben, Nimet – Research in Science Education, 2020
The interrelationship between mathematics and science education has frequently been emphasized, and common goals and approaches have often been adopted between disciplines. Improving students' problem-solving skills in mathematics and science education has always been given special attention; however, the problem-posing approach which plays a key…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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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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Schiffl, Iris – Research in Science Education, 2020
Information literacy--i.e. obtaining, evaluating and using information--is a key element of scientific literacy. However, students are frequently equipped with poor information literacy skills--even at university level--as information literacy is often not explicitly taught in schools. Little is known about students' information skills in science…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Science Education, Biology, Grade 8
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Pringle, Rose M.; Mesa, Jennifer; Hayes, Lynda – Research in Science Education, 2020
Preparing teachers to teach science consistent with current reforms in science education is a daunting enterprise given a lack of high-quality science professional development (PD) adaptable across various contexts (Wilson 2013). This study examines the impact of a comprehensive professional development program on middle school teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Education, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Whiteford, Chrystal; Lewthwaite, Brian – Research in Science Education, 2020
Given that interest is associated with learning in educational research, understanding how its development can be supported in different learning contexts represents an important line of inquiry. In this study, we investigate the influence of the slowmation construction process on middle school students' interest in learning science and geology.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, Science Education
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