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Simpson, Amber; Burris, Alexandra; Maltese, Adam – Research in Science Education, 2020
Making and tinkering is currently gaining traction as an interdisciplinary approach to education. However, little is known about how these activities and explorations in formal and informal learning spaces address the content and skills common to professionals across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As such, the purpose of this…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, After School Programs, Youth, STEM Education
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Haeusler, Carole; Donovan, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2020
Solutions to global issues demand the involvement of scientists, yet concern exists about retention rates in science as students pass through school into University. Young children are curious about science, yet are considered incapable of grappling with abstract and microscopic concepts such as atoms, sub-atomic particles, molecules and DNA.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Nuclear Physics, Theories
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Marco-Bujosa, Lisa; Levy, Abigail Jurist; McNeill, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 2020
Teachers are central to providing high-quality science learning experiences called for in recent reform efforts, as their understanding of science impacts both what they teach and how they teach it. Yet, most elementary teachers do not enter the profession with a particular interest in science or expertise in science teaching. Research also…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Specialists
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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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Markauskaite, Lina; Kelly, Nick; Jacobson, Michael J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper gives a grounded cognition account of model-based learning of complex scientific knowledge related to socio-scientific issues, such as climate change. It draws on the results from a study of high school students learning about the carbon cycle through computational agent-based models and investigates two questions: First, how do…
Descriptors: High School Students, Scientific Literacy, Climate, Science and Society
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Dorfman, Bat-Shahar; Issachar, Hagit; Zion, Michal – Research in Science Education, 2020
Educational policy bodies worldwide have argued that practicing inquiry as a part of the K-12 curriculum would help prepare students for their lives as adults in today's world. This study investigated adults who graduated high school 9 years earlier with a major in biology, to determine how they perceive the inquiry project they experienced and…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Biology, Adults
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Mavhunga, Elizabeth – Research in Science Education, 2020
Teaching pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) at a topic-specific level requires clarity on the content-specific nature of the components employed, as well as the specific features that bring about the desirable depth in teacher explanations. Such understanding is often hazy; yet, it influences the nature of teacher tasks and learning opportunities…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Lesson Plans
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Fettahlioglu, Pinar; Aydogdu, Mustafa – Research in Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this research is to investigate the effect of using argumentation and problem-based learning approaches on the development of environmentally responsible behaviours among pre-service science teachers. Experimental activities were implemented for 14 weeks for 52 class hours in an environmental education class within a science…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Problem Based Learning, Social Responsibility, Preservice Teachers
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Muñoz-Franco, Granada; Criado, Ana María; García-Carmona, Antonio – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article presents the results of a qualitative study aimed at determining the effectiveness of the camera obscura as a didactic tool to understand image formation (i.e., how it is possible to see objects and how their image is formed on the retina, and what the image formed on the retina is like compared to the object observed) in a context of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Koyunlu Ünlü, Zeynep; Dökme, Ilbilge – Research in Science Education, 2020
According to a report by the Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkey will need approximately 1 million individuals to be employed in Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) fields by 2023, and 31% of this requirement will not be met. For continuous economic development, there is a need to integrate STEM into education in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Careers, Vocational Interests, Foreign Countries
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Meli, Kalliopi; Lavidas, Konstantinos; Koliopoulos, Dimitrios – Research in Science Education, 2020
Low enrolment in undergraduate level physics programmes has drawn the attention of the relevant disciplines, education policy-makers, and researchers worldwide. Many reports released during the previous decades attempt to identify the factors that attract young people to study science, but only few of them focus explicitly on physics. In Greece,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Physics, Course Selection (Students)
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Habig, Bobby; Gupta, Preeti; Levine, Brian; Adams, Jennifer – Research in Science Education, 2020
While there is extensive evidence that STEM careers can be important pathways for augmenting social mobility and for increasing individual prestige, many youth perceive a STEM trajectory as an unattractive option. In the USA, women and members of historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups continue to be underrepresented across STEM…
Descriptors: Informal Education, STEM Education, Science Education, Access to Education
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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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Pekdag, Bülent; Azizoglu, Nursen – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study examines the effect of history-based instruction on the topic of the atom on students' academic achievement and their interest in the history of science, investigating as well the relationship between student interest and academic achievement. The sample of the study consisted of two groups of freshman students from an undergraduate…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Science History, Nuclear Physics, Academic Achievement
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Kruit, Patricia; Oostdam, Ron; van den Berg, Ed; Schuitema, Jaap – Research in Science Education, 2020
Information on students' development of science skills is essential for teachers to evaluate and improve their own education, as well as to provide adequate support and feedback to the learning process of individual students. The present study explores and discusses the use of performance assessments as a diagnostic tool for formative assessment…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Science Teachers, Skill Development, Formative Evaluation
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