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Günter, Tugçe; Alpat, Sibel Kilinç – Research in Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the case-based learning (CBL) method used in "biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)," which is a topic taught in the environmental chemistry course, at Dokuz Eylul University, on the academic achievement and opinions of students. The research had a quasi-experimental design and the…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Education, Science Instruction
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Mkimbili, Selina Thomas; Ødegaard, Marianne – Research in Science Education, 2019
Fostering and maintaining students' interest in science is an important aspect of improving science learning. The focus of this paper is to listen to and reflect on students' voices regarding the sources of motivation for science subjects among students in community secondary schools with contextual challenges in Tanzania. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Student Attitudes
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Wiblom, Jonna; Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Andrée, Maria – Research in Science Education, 2019
The internet has become a main source for health-related information retrieval. In addition to information published by medical experts, individuals share their personal experiences and narratives on blogs and social media platforms. Our increasing need to confront and make meaning of various sources and conflicting health information has…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Teachers, Biology, Secondary School Teachers
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Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel – Research in Science Education, 2019
Inquiry-based science education has been incorporated in science curricula internationally. In this regard, however, many teachers encounter challenges. The challenges have been characterised into those linked to the personal characteristics of these teachers (intrinsic challenges) and others associated with contextual factors (extrinsic…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Barriers
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Solli, Anne; Hillman, Thomas; Mäkitalo, Åsa – Research in Science Education, 2019
In this article, we argue that students' unfolding discourse on socio-scientific issues (SSI) can be fruitfully analyzed by using dialogical theories of language and communication (Bakhtin 1986; Linell 2009). While research in science education often reports on how individual reasoning changes when bringing SSI into the classroom, we argue for the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Thinking Skills, Discourse Analysis
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Shaby, Neta; Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Orit; Tal, Tali – Research in Science Education, 2019
This mixed-method research focuses on how school children visiting a science museum with their class perceive the overall experience of their visit to the science museum and which aspects of the science museum experience they recall as significant. The study participants were seventy two 4th grade students (age 9-10) who came to the museum with…
Descriptors: Museums, Science Instruction, Science Teaching Centers, Grade 4
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Birmingham, Daniel; Smetana, Lara; Coleman, Elizabeth – Research in Science Education, 2019
While a renewed national dialog promotes the importance of science education for future technological and economic viability, students must find science personally relevant to themselves and their communities if the goals set forth in recent reform movements are to be achieved. In this paper, we investigate how incorporating an ecological…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Empowerment, Teacher Education
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Fragkiadaki, Glykeria; Fleer, Marilyn; Ravanis, Konstantinos – Research in Science Education, 2019
Research into early childhood children's understandings in science has a long history. However, few studies have drawn upon cultural-historical theory to frame their research. Mostly, what is known has come from studies which have examined individual understandings of science concepts, without reference to culture, context or the collective nature…
Descriptors: Science History, Cultural Influences, Scientific Concepts, Kindergarten
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Todd, Brandy; Zvoch, Keith – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study examines science interests, efficacy, attitudes, and identity--referred to as affinities, in the context of an informal science outreach program for girls. A mixed methods design was used to explore girls' science affinities before, during, and after participation in a cohort-based summer science camp. Multivariate analysis of survey…
Descriptors: Females, Scientific Attitudes, Science Interests, Self Concept
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Oliver, Joseph Steve; Hodges, Georgia W.; Moore, James N.; Cohen, Allan; Jang, Yoonsun; Brown, Scott A.; Kwon, Kyung A.; Jeong, Sophia; Raven, Sara P.; Jurkiewicz, Melissa; Robertson, Tom P. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Research into the efficacy of modules featuring dynamic visualizations, case studies, and interactive learning environments is reported here. This quasi-experimental 2-year study examined the implementation of three interactive computer-based instructional modules within a curricular unit covering cellular biology concepts in an introductory high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Biology, Visualization
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Sheldrake, Richard; Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Many countries desire more students to study science subjects, although relatively few students decide to study non-compulsory physics at upper-secondary school and at university. To gain insight into students' intentions to study non-compulsory physics, a longitudinal sample (covering 2258 students across 88 secondary schools in England) was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Intention, Physics, Secondary School Students
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Lehtinen, Antti; Lehesvuori, Sami; Viiri, Jouni – Research in Science Education, 2019
Recent research has argued that inquiry-based science learning should be guided by providing the learners with support. The research on guidance for inquiry-based learning has concentrated on how providing guidance affects learning through inquiry. How guidance for inquiry-based learning could promote learning about inquiry (e.g. epistemic…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication
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Ruppert, John; Duncan, Ravit Golan; Chinn, Clark A. – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study explores the role of domain-specific knowledge in students' modeling practice and how this knowledge interacts with two domain-general modeling strategies: use of evidence and developing a causal mechanism. We analyzed models made by middle school students who had a year of intensive model-based instruction. These models were made to…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Models, Middle School Students, Evidence
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Tammeorg, Priit; Mykkänen, Anna; Rantamäki, Tomi; Lakkala, Minna; Muukkonen, Hanni – Research in Science Education, 2019
Trialogical learning, a collaborative and iterative knowledge creation process using real-life artefacts or problems, familiarizes students with working life environments and aims to teach skills required in the professional world. We target one of the major limitation factors for optimal trialogical learning in university settings, inefficient…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biological Sciences, Group Activities, Improvement
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Yoon, Jiyoon; Martin, Leisa A. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Previous research studies in early childhood teacher education have indicated that teacher candidates are not adequately prepared to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach science to all children including culturally and linguistically diverse students. To address this issue, the researchers provided 31 early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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