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Ludwig, Tobias; Priemer, Burkhard; Lewalter, Doris – Research in Science Education, 2021
Justifications play a central role in argumentation, which is a core topic in school science education. This paper contributes to this field of research by presenting two studies in which we assess students' justifications for supporting or rejecting hypotheses in the physics lab based on self-collected, anomalous experimental data, which are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Process Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Physics
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Skamp, Keith; Boyes, Eddie; Stanisstreet, Martin; Rodriguez, Manuel; Malandrakis, George; Fortner, Rosanne; Kilinc, Ahmet; Taylor, Neil; Choker, Kiran; Shweta, Dua; Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Cheong, Irene; Kim, Mijung; Yoon, Hye-Gyoung – Research in Science Education, 2021
Voting for various pro-environmental governmental policies is an indirect, but potentially effective, action that citizens can take to reduce global warming (GW) and climate change. Supporting further environmental education is an additional action. This study reports students' beliefs about the effectiveness of these indirect actions in reducing…
Descriptors: Voting, Climate, International Studies, Social Change
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Gregorcic, Bor; Haglund, Jesper – Research in Science Education, 2021
We present and analyze video data of upper secondary school students' engagement with a computer-supported collaborative learning environment that enables them to explore astronomical phenomena (Keplerian motion). The students' activities have an immersive and exploratory character, as students engage in open-ended inquiry and interact physically…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Astronomy, Cooperative Learning
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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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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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Dawson, Vaille; Carson, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2020
Improving the ability of young people to construct arguments about controversial science topics is a desired outcome of science education. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the impact of an argumentation intervention on the socioscientific issue of climate change with Year 10 students in a disadvantaged Australian school. After…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Climate, Science and Society, Disadvantaged Schools
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Förtsch, Christian; Dorfner, Tobias; Baumgartner, Julia; Werner, Sonja; von Kotzebue, Lena; Neuhaus, Birgit J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The German National Education Standards (NES) for biology were introduced in 2005. The content part of the NES emphasizes fostering conceptual knowledge. However, there are hardly any indications of what such an instructional implementation could look like. We introduce a theoretical framework of an instructional approach to foster students'…
Descriptors: National Standards, Biology, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Lemmer, Miriam; Kriek, Jeanne; Erasmus, Benita – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study established whether 12 South African secondary school physics students had incorrect conceptions of basic magnetism and if they had, to what extent they consistently applied such conceptions. Different scenarios in the form of thought experiments were presented in a clinical interview approach. A complex systems perspective underpinned…
Descriptors: Magnets, Secondary School Students, Physics, Misconceptions
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Varela, Begoña; Sesto, Vanessa; García-Rodeja, Isabel – Research in Science Education, 2020
There are several studies dealing with students' conceptions on climate change, but most of them refer to understanding before instruction. In contrast, this study investigates students' conceptions and describes the levels of sophistication of their mental models on climate change and the greenhouse effect. The participants were 40…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Schemata (Cognition), Climate, Foreign Countries
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DeWitt, Jennifer; Bultitude, Karen – Research in Science Education, 2020
Gender imbalance in the physical sciences and engineering is a longstanding and well-documented concern within science education, industry, and policy. The current study is motivated by this issue and focuses on space science in particular, which has been promoted as a physical science with the capacity to inspire both boys and girls. A survey of…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Soltani, Asghar – Research in Science Education, 2020
Classroom environment, family, and peers are important factors in influencing students' science learning. The primary aim of this study was to examine the effects of three environmental factors related to science learning (motivating science class, family models, and peer models) on students' approaches to learning science (deep approach and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Learning Motivation, Secondary School Science
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Großmann, Nadine; Wilde, Matthias – Research in Science Education, 2020
In self-determination theory, Ryan and Deci (2017) propose that psychological well-being is based on three innate psychological needs: relatedness, competence, and autonomy. The perception of autonomy in particular has positive effects on students' well-being and the quality of experience in educational settings. A positive effect of perceived…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Biology
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Tursucu, Süleyman; Spandaw, Jeroen; de Vries, Marc J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Students in upper secondary education encounter difficulties in applying mathematics in physics. To improve our understanding of these difficulties, we examined symbol sense behavior of six grade 10 physics students solving algebraic physic problems. Our data confirmed that students did indeed struggle to apply algebra to physics, mainly because…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Mathematics
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Ng, Wan; Fergusson, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2019
The issue of student disengagement in school science continues to pose a threat to lifting the participation rates of students undertaking STEM courses and careers in Australia and other countries globally. In Australia, several science initiatives to reverse the problem have been funded over the last two decades. Many of these initiatives involve…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers
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Cairns, Dean; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study, drawing on data from the third cycle of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and employing three-level hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) as an analytic strategy, examined the relations of inquiry-based science teaching to science achievement and dispositions toward science among 170,474 15-year-old students from…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
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