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Kim, Minchul; Dillon, Justin; Song, Jinwoong – Research in Science Education, 2020
One of the objectives of science education in science centres has been the enhancement of interest in science. However, museum fatigue has a negative impact on interest. Museum fatigue has been described as physical tiredness or a decrease in visitors' interest in a museum. The learning experience of students in science centres is also influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Museums, Science Teaching Centers
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Pringle, Rose M.; Mesa, Jennifer; Hayes, Lynda – Research in Science Education, 2020
Preparing teachers to teach science consistent with current reforms in science education is a daunting enterprise given a lack of high-quality science professional development (PD) adaptable across various contexts (Wilson 2013). This study examines the impact of a comprehensive professional development program on middle school teachers'…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Education, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers
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Aranda, Maurina L.; Lie, Richard; Selcen Guzey, S.; Makarsu, Murat; Johnston, Amanda; Moore, Tamara J. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Recent science education reforms highlight the importance for teachers to implement effective instructional practices that promote student learning of science and engineering content and their practices. Effective classroom discussion has been shown to support the learning of science, but work is needed to examine teachers' enactment of…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Middle School Teachers, Science Curriculum, Genetics
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Varela, Begoña; Sesto, Vanessa; García-Rodeja, Isabel – Research in Science Education, 2020
There are several studies dealing with students' conceptions on climate change, but most of them refer to understanding before instruction. In contrast, this study investigates students' conceptions and describes the levels of sophistication of their mental models on climate change and the greenhouse effect. The participants were 40…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Schemata (Cognition), Climate, Foreign Countries
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Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Bretzlaff, Tiffany; Brown, Adam O. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The present study examines the exemplification practices of a university biology instructor during a semester-long course. Attention is given specifically to how the instructor approaches "memorable exemplification"--classroom episodes identified by students as a source of memorable learning experiences. A mixed-method research approach…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Biology, Teaching Methods
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Aguilera, David; Perales-Palacios, F. Javier – Research in Science Education, 2020
Improving the attitudes of students towards science is one of the main challenges facing the teaching of the subject. The main objective of this study is to analyze the effect of students' attitudes towards science through different didactic interventions. The bibliographic search was carried out via the Web of Science database, specifically in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Intervention, Science Instruction
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Zhang, Danhui; Bobis, Janette; Wu, Xiaolu; Cui, Yiran – Research in Science Education, 2020
Increasing student exposure to autonomy-supportive teaching approaches has been linked to enhanced student intrinsic motivation to learn. However, such approaches are rare in mainland Chinese science classrooms. An intervention-based study with quasi-experimental design and mixed methods was conducted to explore the impact of a 9-month-long…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Science Instruction
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Yaseen, Zeynep; Aubusson, Peter – Research in Science Education, 2020
This article describes an investigation into teaching and learning with student-generated animations combined with a representational pedagogy. In particular, it reports on interactive discussions that were stimulated by the students' own animations as well as their critiques of experts' animations. Animations representing views of states of…
Descriptors: Animation, High School Students, Grade 11, Secondary School Science
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Olitsky, Stacy; Becker, Elizabeth A.; Jayo, Ignacio; Vinogradov, Philip; Montcalmo, Joseph – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study explores the implications of a redesign of a college course that entailed a new partnership between a college neuroscience classroom and a high school. In this course, the college students engaged in original research projects which included conducting brain surgery and behavioural tests on rats. They used digital storytelling and…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, High Schools, Story Telling, Computer Uses in Education
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Kuo, Yen-Ruey; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Chin, Chi-Chin – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study aims to examine the influence of inquiry-based instruction on eighth-grade male and female students' motivation and engagement in science learning in two public junior high schools in central Taiwan. Mixed-methods methodology was adopted with 60 students (32 males and 28 females) in the experimental group and 56 students (28 males and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Gender Differences
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Cian, Heidi; Cook, Michelle – Research in Science Education, 2020
Student teachers struggle to identify themselves as teachers in their field placement during their student teaching year, and some of the difficulty can be attributed to the change they encounter when they must communicate scientific ideas to students in a language that differs from how they recently learned science at the university level. Using…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Student Teachers, Classroom Communication, Verbal Communication
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Soysal, Y. – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study identified the accumulated distributions of the enacted discursive moves during classroom inquiry to demonstrate how a science teacher reacted to the existence of two mutually exclusive social languages: everyday social languages of the students vs. social languages of school science. The participants were a science teacher and 26…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Video Technology, Science Teachers
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Mills, Reece; Tomas, Louisa; Whiteford, Chrystal; Lewthwaite, Brian – Research in Science Education, 2020
Given that interest is associated with learning in educational research, understanding how its development can be supported in different learning contexts represents an important line of inquiry. In this study, we investigate the influence of the slowmation construction process on middle school students' interest in learning science and geology.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, Science Education
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Ferreira, Sílvia; Morais, Ana M. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The study investigates differentiated teaching practices of practical work in distinct social contexts and with different experienced teachers, at the level of the Portuguese high school science education. Four teaching practices were analysed in terms of the level of complexity of both scientific knowledge and cognitive skills and in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Du Plessis, Anna E. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Strategising quality teaching in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) domains turns focus to teachers' capacity to teach these subjects (UWIRE Text 2017) when they are not suitably qualified in them. Against the backdrop of research that claims that 75% of the fastest growing occupations will require STEM skills, this…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Experience, Teacher Qualifications
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