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Eckes, Alexander; Großmann, Nadine; Wilde, Matthias – Research in Science Education, 2020
The transition from elementary school to the upper grades can lead to ambiguous feelings toward the new, male teachers. This study investigated whether collaborative animal care in biology lessons affects students' feelings of relatedness toward their biology teachers positively during the first year after the school transition. Four hundred…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Teacher Characteristics, Science Teachers, Biology
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Ashby, Patrick; Mensah, Felicia Moore – Research in Science Education, 2020
This critical ethnography documents how a group of 25 students and their teacher/researcher in a suburban, private school setting, the vast majority from the dominant cultural background, engaged with and enacted a critical chemistry education together. Critical chemistry education contextualizes chemistry in socially relevant issues and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Social Bias, Private Schools
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Vorholzer, Andreas; von Aufschnaiter, Claudia; Boone, William J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Inquiry-based teaching is considered as contributing to content-related, procedural, and epistemic learning goals of science education. In this study, a quasi-experimental research design was utilized to investigate to what extent embedding inquiry activities in an explicit and an implicit instructional approach fosters students' ability to engage…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Direct Instruction, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Owens, David C.; Sadler, Troy D.; Barlow, Angela T.; Smith-Walters, Cindi – Research in Science Education, 2020
Several studies have found active learning to enhance students' motivation and attitudes. Yet, faculty indicate that students resist active learning and censure them on evaluations after incorporating active learning into their instruction, resulting in an apparent paradox. We argue that the disparity in findings across previous studies is the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Active Learning, Resistance (Psychology), Undergraduate Students
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Haeusler, Carole; Donovan, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2020
Solutions to global issues demand the involvement of scientists, yet concern exists about retention rates in science as students pass through school into University. Young children are curious about science, yet are considered incapable of grappling with abstract and microscopic concepts such as atoms, sub-atomic particles, molecules and DNA.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Nuclear Physics, Theories
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Marco-Bujosa, Lisa; Levy, Abigail Jurist; McNeill, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2020
Teachers are central to providing high-quality science learning experiences called for in recent reform efforts, as their understanding of science impacts both what they teach and how they teach it. Yet, most elementary teachers do not enter the profession with a particular interest in science or expertise in science teaching. Research also…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Specialists
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Mavhunga, Elizabeth – Research in Science Education, 2020
Teaching pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) at a topic-specific level requires clarity on the content-specific nature of the components employed, as well as the specific features that bring about the desirable depth in teacher explanations. Such understanding is often hazy; yet, it influences the nature of teacher tasks and learning opportunities…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Lesson Plans
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Muñoz-Franco, Granada; Criado, Ana María; García-Carmona, Antonio – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article presents the results of a qualitative study aimed at determining the effectiveness of the camera obscura as a didactic tool to understand image formation (i.e., how it is possible to see objects and how their image is formed on the retina, and what the image formed on the retina is like compared to the object observed) in a context of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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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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Kruit, Patricia; Oostdam, Ron; van den Berg, Ed; Schuitema, Jaap – Research in Science Education, 2020
Information on students' development of science skills is essential for teachers to evaluate and improve their own education, as well as to provide adequate support and feedback to the learning process of individual students. The present study explores and discusses the use of performance assessments as a diagnostic tool for formative assessment…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Science Teachers, Skill Development, Formative Evaluation
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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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Treagust, David F.; Qureshi, Sheila S.; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Ojeil, Joseph; Mocerino, Mauro; Southam, Daniel C. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Educational reforms in Qatar have seen the implementation of inquiry-based learning and other student-centred pedagogies. However, there have been few efforts to investigate how these adopted western pedagogies are aligned with the high context culture of Qatar. The study presented in this article highlights the implementation of a student-centred…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Li, Xiying; Tan, Zuyu; Shen, Jiliang; Hu, Weiping; Chen, Yinghe; Wang, Jingying – Research in Science Education, 2020
Based on the "analytical framework of nature of science" (NOS) in junior school science textbooks, a content analysis method was adopted to analyze the NOS in junior middle school physical textbooks (grade 8) of five editions authorized by the Ministry of Education of China, and the features of NOS were analyzed and compared. It was…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Grade 8, Textbooks, Scientific Principles
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Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Tai, Robert H.; Skeeles-Worley, Angela D. – Research in Science Education, 2020
In longitudinal studies, measurement invariance is required to conduct substantive comparisons over time or across groups. In this study, we examined measurement invariance on a recently developed instrument capturing student preferences for seven instructional strategies related to science learning and career interest. We have labeled these seven…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, Error of Measurement
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