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Wolf, Vanessa; Hsiao, Valerie; Rodriguez, Brandon; Min, Ashley; Mayorga, Jill; Ashcroft, Jared – Research in Science Education, 2022
Remote access technology in STEM education fills dual roles as an educational tool to deliver science education (Educational Technology) and as a means to teach about technology itself (Technology Education). A five-lesson sequence was introduced to 11 and 12-year-old students at an urban school. The lesson sequences were inquiry-based, hands-on,…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, STEM Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Criswell, Brett A.; Rushton, Gregory T.; Shah, Lisa – Research in Science Education, 2021
The importance of how classroom discourse can be used to support science learning has gained national attention with respect to both science teaching and research across K12 and higher education. In this review article, we examine a commonly referenced set of nine frameworks for use in "science" classrooms. Specifically, we examine the…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Science Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ralls, Deborah; Bianchi, Lynne; Choudry, Sophina – Research in Science Education, 2020
This paper reports the findings from a cross-sector research project designed to question how the development of university-school partnerships can influence university academics' pedagogic practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Findings from this research are offered at time when, in parallel with countries around…
Descriptors: Universities, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Deehan, James; Danaia, Lena; McKinnon, David H. – Research in Science Education, 2020
The science achievement of primary students, both in Australia and abroad, has been the subject of intensive research in recent decades. Consequently, much research has been conducted to investigate primary science education. Within this literature, there is a striking juxtaposition between tertiary science teaching preparation programs and the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience
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Sahin, Alpaslan; Gulacar, Ozcan; Stuessy, Carol – Research in Science Education, 2015
Social cognitive theory guided the design of a survey to investigate high school students' perceptions of factors affecting their career contemplations and beliefs regarding the influence of their participation in the international Science Olympiad on their subject interests and twenty-first century skills. In addition, gender differences in…
Descriptors: Competition, STEM Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Krogh, Lars Brian; Andersen, Hanne Moeller – Research in Science Education, 2013
We have followed a group of students in the potential pipeline for science through their last years of upper secondary school and in the context of a university mentorship program. The student group is defined by their choice of Mathematics at A-level which is mandatory for admission to tertiary STEM education in Denmark. Rich data (repeated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Development, Self Concept
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Nichols, Kim; Hanan, Jim; Ranasinghe, Muditha – Research in Science Education, 2013
This study used an interactive dynamic simulation of action potential to explore social practices of learning among first year undergraduate biology students. It aimed to create a learning environment that fosters knowledge building discourse through working with multiple concept-specific representations. Three hundred and eighty-nine students and…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Tutors
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Leppavirta, Johanna – Research in Science Education, 2012
Traditional multiple-choice concept inventories measure students' critical conceptual understanding and are designed to reveal students' naive or alternate ideas. The overall scores, however, give little information about the state of students' knowledge and the consistency of reasoning. This study investigates whether students have consistent…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Concept Formation, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Roxanne; Molyneaux, Kristen; Dixon, Pat – Research in Science Education, 2012
This study focuses on the mentor relationships between science teachers and their scientist mentors in a summer Research Experience for Teachers program at a United States national laboratory facility. Using mixed methods, the authors surveyed and interviewed (semi-structured) the eleven participating teachers before and after the program. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mentors, Ownership, Science Teachers
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Stillwell, Ashlynn – Electronic Journal for Research in Science & Mathematics Education, 2021
Education around the concept of sustainability, encompassing the environment, economy, and society, presents challenges of context among diverse groups. I present a framework for sustainability education based on experience with educating secular groups in a university context and educating spiritual groups in a community context. This…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, College Students, Sciences
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Ghattas, Nadira I.; Carver, Jeffrey S. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: In this era of rapid technical advancement, there are growing debates around the idea of nanotechnology, which are both timely and controversial. Nanotechnology materials are being utilized in our daily lives in many ways, often without consumer knowledge. Due to the explosion of nanotechnology applications, there is a necessity to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Activities, Ethics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sianez, David M.; Fugere, Madeleine A.; Lennon, Carter A. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2010
Technology and engineering education students responded to a survey regarding hands-on and hands-off activities. First, the students listed hands-on and hands-off activities and what characterized the two types of activities. Activities such as building or assembling something as well as working manually with tools were viewed as hands-on. Passive…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Engineering
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Katajavuori, Nina; Lindblom-Ylanne, Sari; Hirvonen, Jouni – Research in Science Education, 2005
Practical knowledge and skills are necessary components of expertise. Practical training in higher education has been shown to foster students' learning and understanding of theoretical backgrounds. The attitude and skill of mentors play a central role in enhancing the quality of students' practical learning. The aims of this study were to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Content Analysis, Pharmaceutical Education
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Campbell, Alison; Kunnemeyer, Rainer; Prinsep, Michele R. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2008
This paper presents staff perceptions of higher education science and engineering learning communities derived from a cross-case analysis of four case studies across the New Zealand university and polytechnic sectors. First we report staff expectations and experiences in terms of infrastructure and resources, and their own careers. Staff…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Skill Development
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Eames, Chris; Stewart, Kevin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2008
The research reported here follows previous articles in this special issue which detail a national study involving a team of researchers across four higher education institutions in New Zealand. A key theme that emerged from a collection of questionnaire, interview and observational data was the central importance of teacher-student and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Engineering Education
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