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Chen, Ying-Chih – Science & Education, 2020
Scientific knowledge is advanced because scientists manage uncertainty. Although managing uncertainty is an essential practice of science, transferring it from expert settings to K-12 classrooms is problematic because, understandably, students are not familiar with the intentions of scientists. Few studies have explored learning science as an…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Persuasive Discourse, Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 5
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Santini, Jérôme; Bloor, Tracy; Sensevy, Gérard – Science & Education, 2018
Our research addresses the issue of teaching and learning concepts in science education as an empirical question. We study the process of conceptualization by closely examining the unfolding of classroom lesson sequences. We situate our work within the practice turn line of research on epistemic practices in science education. We also adopt a…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Seismology
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Hand, Brian; Park, Soonhye – Science & Education, 2016
Argumentation, and the production of scientific arguments are critical elements of inquiry that are necessary for helping students become scientifically literate through engaging them in constructing and critiquing ideas. This case study employed a mixed methods research design to examine the development in 5th grade students' practices of oral…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Scientific Literacy
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Leone, Matteo – Science & Education, 2014
The present paper advocates the use of History of Science into the teaching of science in primary education through a case study in the field of electricity. In this study, which provides both historical and experimental evidence, a number of conceptual difficulties faced by early nineteenth century physicists are shown to be a useful tool to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science History, Elementary School Science, Case Studies
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Alpaslan, Mustafa; Isiksal, Mine; Haser, Çigdem – Science & Education, 2014
This study examined pre-service mathematics teachers' knowledge of history of mathematics and their attitudes and beliefs towards using history of mathematics in mathematics education based on year level in teacher education program and gender. The sample included 1,593 freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior pre-service middle school (grades 4-8)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Kwon, Yong-Ju; Jeong, Jin-Su; Park, Yun-Bok – Science & Education, 2006
The purpose of the present study was to test the hypothesis that student's abductive reasoning skills play an important role in the generation of hypotheses on pendulum motion tasks. To test the hypothesis, a hypothesis-generating test on pendulum motion, and a prior-belief test about pendulum motion were developed and administered to a sample of…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Motion, Grade 5, Thinking Skills