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Derman, Aysegül; Ebenezer, Jazlin – Research in Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to describe the effect of multiple knowledge representations of physical and chemical changes on the development of primary pre-service teachers' cognitive structures. The study took place in an introductory general chemistry laboratory course in a four-year teacher education program. Multiple knowledge…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Structures, Chemistry
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Murphy, Steve – Research in Science Education, 2020
Science and science education are recognised internationally as essential for ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future. At the same time, significant equity issues are apparent in science education. This study used enrolment and academic result data, routinely collected from government schools in Victoria, Australia, to examine the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Socioeconomic Status, Geographic Location
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Bopardikar, Anushree; Bernstein, Debra; Drayton, Brian; McKenney, Susan – Research in Science Education, 2020
Around the globe, science education during compulsory schooling is envisioned for all learners regardless of their educational and career aspirations, including learners bound to the workforce upon secondary school completion. Yet, a major barrier in attaining this vision is low learner participation in secondary school science. Because curricula…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Physics, High School Students, Hands on Science
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Archila, Pablo Antonio; Molina, Jorge – Research in Science Education, 2020
The theory of evolution is the backbone of the biological sciences. Arguably, this is the reason why evolution education is an extensively investigated issue in several countries around the world. Little is known, however, about the views of university students in Colombia. Here, we report on 7 years of data generated by a three-question anonymous…
Descriptors: Evolution, Creationism, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Carrier, Sarah J.; Whitehead, Ashley N.; Minogue, James; Corsi-Kimble, Becca S. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Theories of how people learn and how science connects to students' lives provide frameworks for exploring the development of teachers' visions of effective science teaching. These frameworks can inform elementary teacher preparation programs about how to communicate theory-based practices of effective science instruction to support pre-service…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Byrne, Zinta S.; Weston, James W.; Cave, Kelly – Research in Science Education, 2020
Employers lament that science graduates, particularly engineering students, lack professional skills, despite increasing emphasis on teaching professional skills in their curriculum. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior as an overarching framework, one explanation for skill development gaps may be students' attitude towards learning professional…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Engineering Education, Job Skills
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Zion, Michal; Schwartz, Renee S.; Rimerman-Shmueli, Esther; Adler, Idit – Research in Science Education, 2020
One of today's challenges in science education involves the development of appropriate conceptions of inquiry teaching and realizing how these experiences can support students' understanding of the nature of science and inquiry (NOS and NOSI). To meet this challenge, we developed a course for in-service science teachers, in which…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles
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Sheldrake, Richard – Research in Science Education, 2020
In order to gain insight into which children aspire towards science-related careers and how these aspirations change over time, 7820 children in England from the nationally representative Millennium Cohort Study were considered. Few children (8.6% of the cohort) consistently expressed science-related career aspirations at age 11 and again at age…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Occupational Aspiration, Science Careers
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Haus, Jana Maria – Research in Science Education, 2020
This work uses new materialist perspectives (Barad 2007; Lenz Taguchi 2014; Rautio in "Children's Geographies," 11(4), 394-408, 2013) to examine an exploration of concepts as agents and the question how intra-action of human and non-human bodies lead to the investigation of scientific concepts, relying on an article by de Freitas and…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Human Body, Play, Learning Processes
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Gao, Yizhu; Zhai, Xiaoming; Andersson, Björn; Zeng, Pingfei; Xin, Tao – Research in Science Education, 2020
We applied latent class analysis and the rule space model to verify the cumulative characteristic of conceptual change by developing a learning progression for buoyancy. For this study, we first abstracted seven attributes of buoyancy and then developed a hypothesized learning progression for buoyancy. A 14-item buoyancy instrument was…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Concept Formation, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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Ebenezer, Jazlin; Kaya, Osman Nafiz; Kassab, Dima – Research in Science Education, 2020
The purpose of this investigation was to qualitatively describe high school students' reasons for their science dispositions (attitude, perception, and self-confidence) based on their long-term experience with innovative technology-embedded environmental research projects. Students in small groups conducted research projects in and out of school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Research
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Xiao, Sihan – Research in Science Education, 2020
Educators expect that students be able to make informed decisions about science-related problems in their everyday lives. Engaging science in such problems often entails evaluating available evidence for given arguments. This study explores how students use inscriptions as evidence to argue about socioscientific issues. Fifth- and sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Science
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Upahi, Johnson Enero; Ramnarain, Umesh; Ishola, Ismail Saheed – Research in Science Education, 2020
The development of science education in many countries is varied and diverse. However, one common goal of science education in the different contexts is the focus on scientific literacy. To promote scientific literacy, the Nature of Science (NoS) is one of the vital components for raising scientifically literate citizens. In view of this, the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Science Education
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DeWitt, Jennifer; Bultitude, Karen – Research in Science Education, 2020
Gender imbalance in the physical sciences and engineering is a longstanding and well-documented concern within science education, industry, and policy. The current study is motivated by this issue and focuses on space science in particular, which has been promoted as a physical science with the capacity to inspire both boys and girls. A survey of…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Soltani, Asghar – Research in Science Education, 2020
Classroom environment, family, and peers are important factors in influencing students' science learning. The primary aim of this study was to examine the effects of three environmental factors related to science learning (motivating science class, family models, and peer models) on students' approaches to learning science (deep approach and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Learning Motivation, Secondary School Science
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