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Nichols, Kim; Burgh, Gilbert; Kennedy, Callie – Research in Science Education, 2017
Developing students' skills to pose and respond to questions and actively engage in inquiry behaviours enables students to problem solve and critically engage with learning and society. The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of providing teachers with an intervention in inquiry pedagogy alongside inquiry science curriculum in comparison…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Development, Intervention, Inquiry
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Sun, Daner; Looi, Chee-Kit; Wu, Longkai; Xie, Wenting – Research in Science Education, 2016
With advancements made in mobile technology, increasing emphasis has been paid to how to leverage the affordances of mobile technology to improve science learning and instruction. This paper reports on a science curriculum supported by an inquiry-based framework and mobile technologies. It was developed by teachers and researchers in a multiyear…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Innovation, Educational Innovation
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Looi, Chee-Kit; Sun, Daner; Kim, Mi Song; Wen, Yun – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background and purpose: To date, there has been little research on the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) for delivering a mobile technology-supported science curriculum. To address this, a TPD model for a science curriculum supported by mobile technology was developed and evaluated in this paper. The study reported focuses on the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Segal, Gilda – Research in Science Education, 1997
Contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical study, feminist critique, and insights from multicultural education. Pragmatic school science is situated within a framework that questions how we know and the recognition that even high-status knowledge can be challenged. (AIM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Questioning Techniques
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Chin, Christine; Kayalvizhi, G. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Reports on a study that explored the types of questions that students ask for open-ended science investigations. Discusses how teachers can help students identify problems and pose questions that are feasible for investigation. (Contains 55 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Discovery Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education