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Wieselmann, Jeanna R.; Keratithamkul, Khomson; Dare, Emily A.; Ring-Whalen, Elizabeth A.; Roehrig, Gillian H. – Research in Science Education, 2021
Integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is becoming increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, and small group activities are ubiquitous to STEM instruction. This article includes both theoretical and practical descriptions of a microethnographic approach to critical multimodal discourse analysis that we used to…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Power Structure, Group Dynamics, STEM Education
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Martin, Jenny; Xu, Lihua; Seah, Lay Hoon – Research in Science Education, 2021
This article provides rich insights into the process of data generation for discourse analysis from three separate studies of the video recordings of a single science classroom in action. The central claim is that multimodal transcription can contribute to developments in discourse theory. A three-stage reflective heuristic is developed and used…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Video Technology, Heuristics
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Colley, Carolyn; Windschitl, Mark – Research in Science Education, 2021
In science classrooms, the epistemic practices of explanation building and argumentation often extend over multiple episodes of talk during a single lesson or across several lessons. Analyzing this kind of discourse requires a way to identify patterns that emerge over time to better understand student participation and how teachers support…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis
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Knain, Erik; Fredlund, Tobias; Furberg, Anniken – Research in Science Education, 2021
The meaning-making practices of science are multimodal and include representational forms such as spoken and written language, diagrams, graphs, equations, and images. Science learning proceeds through an ever-increasing grasp of such resources. This study aims at providing insight into how a combination of Interaction Analysis (IA) and social…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Freehand Drawing, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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Kiroglu, Kasim; Türk, Cumhur; Erdogan, Ibrahim – Research in Science Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to comparatively investigate the effects of hands-on models (HMs) and computer simulations (CSs) on teaching the phases and eclipses of the Moon. In this study, two different HMs were developed, and three different CSs were used. The research work group consisted of 100 pre-service science teachers. A quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Astronomy, Hands on Science
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France, Ann – Research in Science Education, 2021
The importance of using dialogue as a pedagogical tool to enhance student learning in science has been widely recognised in research literature. Effective classroom dialogue is dependent upon teaching which successfully engages students in critical thinking and deep learning, requiring many teachers to think and work differently in science…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication
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Hung, Jung-Yi; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Hung, Jeng-Fung – Research in Science Education, 2021
Science teachers use a large number of visual representations and models in science classes to guide students to understand complex phenomena and to learn to conduct scientific inquiry. Fluent formation and use of visual representation involves metavisualization, which is a process related to metacognition and visualization. However, what kinds of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teaching Methods, Visualization
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Hutner, Todd L.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Salinas, Cinthia – Research in Science Education, 2021
One broad research question researchers continue to pursue is: to what degree does science teacher education influence the thinking of preservice science teachers? In other words, how has the thinking of preservice science teachers changed during the course of teacher education? Different models of cognition suggest different foci for this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Goal Orientation
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Aliberas, Joan; Gutiérrez, Rufina; Izquierdo, Mercè – Research in Science Education, 2021
The aim of this paper is to show how an innovative technique can be used to introduce a method for uncovering intrinsic mechanisms that motivate changes in students' mental models. The theoretical framework used to develop the method is based on the ONEPSY (ONtology, EPistemology and PSYchology) model. The ONEPSY model is rooted in the theoretical…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Schemata (Cognition), Learning Motivation
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Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Eryilmaz, Ali – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study investigated the effect of the metacognitive instruction in which students' epistemic cognitions were explicitly addressed, on tenth-grade students' conceptual understandings regarding force and motion. The participants of the study included 107 (49 female, 58 male) tenth-grade students at two public high schools. A quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 10, Metacognition, Epistemology
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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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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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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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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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