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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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Dam, M.; Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Driel, J. H. – Research in Science Education, 2018
The implementation of educational reforms requires behavioral changes from the teachers involved. Theories on successful behavioral change prescribe the following conditions: teachers need to possess the necessary knowledge and skills, form strong positive intentions to perform the new behavior, and have a supporting environment for change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
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Mitchell, Ian – Research in Science Education, 2010
This paper distils 24 years of classroom research into promoting quality learning in science classrooms to develop an overall framework for better understanding and describing both the learning and the teaching approaches that stimulate and support it. For me, quality learning is characterised by adjectives such as informed, purposeful,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Ownership
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Monteiro, Rute; Carrillo, Jose; Aguaded, Santiago – Research in Science Education, 2008
The main goal of this study is to understand the teacher's thoughts and action when he/she is immersed in the activity of teaching. To do so, it describes the procedures used to model two teachers' practice with respect to the topic of Plant Diversity. Starting from a consideration of the theoretical constructs of script, routine and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Models, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
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Scott, Rowena H.; Fisher, Darrell L. – Research in Science Education, 2004
An elementary version of the "Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction" (QTI) and a scale for determining students' "Enjoyment of their Science Lessons" (ENJ) were translated into Standard Malay. This process, together with its initial validation carried out in 136 classrooms with 3,104 students, is described in this paper.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indonesian Languages, Translation, Measures (Individuals)
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Rickards, Tony; Fisher, Darrell – Research in Science Education, 1999
Presents an investigation into associations between students' (n=3215) perceptions of their interactions with teachers, the cultural background of students, and their attitudinal and cognitive achievement outcomes. Finds that students' attitude scores were higher in classrooms in which students perceived greater leadership, helping/friendly, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Ethnicity, Females, Foreign Countries