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Schuster, David; Cobern, William W.; Adams, Betty A. J.; Undreiu, Adriana; Pleasants, Brandy – Research in Science Education, 2018
Science curricula and teaching methods vary greatly, depending in part on which facets of science are emphasized, e.g., core disciplinary ideas or science practices and process skills, and perspectives differ considerably on desirable pedagogies. Given the multi-faceted nature of science and the variety of teaching methods found in practice, it is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Core Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Yang, Fang-Ying; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Chiou, Guo-Li; Wu, Hsin-Kai; Wu, Ying-Tien; Chen, Sufen; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Lee, Silvia W.-Y.; Lee, Min-Hsien; Lin, Che-Li; Chu, Regina Juchun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an online contextualized test for assessing students' understanding of epistemic knowledge of science. In addition, how students' understanding of epistemic knowledge of science interacts with learner factors, including time spent on science learning, interest, self-efficacy, and gender, was…
Descriptors: Science Education, Knowledge Level, Student Interests, Self Efficacy
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Doganca Kucuk, Zerrin; Saysel, Ali Kerem – Research in Science Education, 2018
A systems-based classroom intervention on environmental education was designed for seventh grade students; the results were evaluated to see its impact on the development of systems thinking skills and standard science achievement and whether the systems approach is a more effective way to teach environmental issues that are dynamic and complex. A…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Environmental Influences, Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention
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Konnemann, Christiane; Höger, Christian; Asshoff, Roman; Hammann, Marcus; Rieß, Werner – Research in Science Education, 2018
This paper presents findings from a quasi-experimental study evaluating future teachers' attitudes and beliefs in response to a cross-curricular university course on evolution and creation bridging biological and Christian theological perspectives. Based on previous findings, we hypothesized that a course providing learning opportunities for…
Descriptors: Evolution, Religious Education, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Taber, Keith S. – Research in Science Education, 2018
Cronbach's alpha is a statistic commonly quoted by authors to demonstrate that tests and scales that have been constructed or adopted for research projects are fit for purpose. Cronbach's alpha is regularly adopted in studies in science education: it was referred to in 69 different papers published in 4 leading science education journals in a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Education, Statistics, Measures (Individuals)
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Piliouras, Panagiotis; Plakitsi, Katerina; Seroglou, Fanny; Papantoniou, Georgia – Research in Science Education, 2018
The nature of science (NOS) has become a central goal of science education in many countries. This study refers to a "developmental work research" program, in which four fifth-grade elementary in-service teachers participated. It aimed to improve their understandings of NOS and their abilities to teach it effectively to their students.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles, Faculty Development, Grade 5
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Billingsley, Berry; Nassaji, Mehdi; Fraser, Sharon; Lawson, Finley – Research in Science Education, 2018
This paper gives the rationale and a draft outline for a framework for education to teach epistemic insight into schools in England. The motivation to research and propose a strategy to teach and assess epistemic insight followed research that investigated how students and teachers in primary and secondary schools respond to "big…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Science Education, Sciences
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Martin, Anita M.; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Mustari, Elisa; Price, Ray – Research in Science Education, 2018
This is one of the first studies to examine the "educational entrepreneur" in K-12 public schools and the first to present an instrument designed to measure entrepreneurial thinking among teachers using a type of reasoning, effectual reasoning, which has been proposed in the business literature on entrepreneurs. This study situates…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Instructional Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Science Teachers
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Owens, David C.; Pear, Rachel S. A.; Alexander, Hanan A.; Reiss, Michael J.; Tal, Tali – Research in Science Education, 2018
There is a long history of some students finding that the science instruction they receive in schools fails to address their deeply held concerns about the theory of evolution. Such concerns are principally religious, though there are also students with deeply held religious views who are perfectly comfortable with the theory of evolution. New…
Descriptors: Evolution, Religion, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Michie, Michael; Hogue, Michelle; Rioux, Joël – Research in Science Education, 2018
The issue of Indigenous engagement, participation and success in the sciences is a concern both in Australia and in Canada. The authors of this paper have taught Indigenous students in tertiary enabling programs, undergraduate science and science education. Their experiences bridging Indigenous and Western cultures in science and science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Carol-Ann Burke, Lydia E.; Wessels, Anne; McAvella, Alison – Research in Science Education, 2018
Students learn about science in a range of life contexts. Unfortunately, science classrooms are often disconnected from the ways of knowing about science that are embedded in, and embodied by, the life experiences of students. Drama has been identified as a potential means by which deeper understandings of the nature of science can be derived and…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Theater Arts, Drama, Science Instruction
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Merritt, Eileen G.; Chiu, Jennie; Peters-Burton, Erin; Bell, Randy – Research in Science Education, 2018
The Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS) challenge primary teachers and students to work and think like scientists and engineers as they strive to understand complex concepts. Teachers and teacher educators can leverage what is already known about inquiry teaching as they plan instruction to help students meet the new standards. This…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim – Research in Science Education, 2018
This research aimed at identifying student profiles of perceptions by means of a clustering method using a validated questionnaire. These profiles describe "students' attraction to science and technology (S&T) studies and careers" as a variable driven by "school S&T self-concept" and "interest in school…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Profiles, Student Attitudes
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Kahveci, Ajda; Kahveci, Murat; Mansour, Nasser; Alarfaj, Maher Mohammed – Research in Science Education, 2018
Teachers play a key role in moving reform-based science education practices into the classroom. Based on research that emphasizes the importance of teachers' affective states, this study aimed to explore the constructs pedagogical discontentment, science teaching self-efficacy, intentions to reform, and their correlations. Also, it aimed to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Teacher Role, Educational Change
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Bradbury, Leslie U.; Wilson, Rachel E.; Brookshire, Laura E. – Research in Science Education, 2018
In this self-study, two science educators partnered with two elementary teachers to plan, implement, and reflect on a unit taught in second grade classrooms that integrated science and language arts. The researchers hoped to increase their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for elementary science teaching so that they might use their experiences…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction
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