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Mesci, Günkut; Schwartz, Renee S.; Pleasants, Brandy Ann-Skjold – Science & Education, 2020
The goal of this study was to explore the influencing factors of pre-service science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for targeted aspects of nature of science (NOS) and nature of scientific inquiry (NOSI) in a 13-month teacher development program, through multiple data sources. The program included a research experience, a course on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Scientific Principles
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Najami, Naim; Hugerat, Muhamad; Kabya, Fattma; Hofstein, Avi – Science & Education, 2020
A study was conducted on how scientific laboratory lessons contribute to building arguments, both cognitively and socially. The population consisted of 12 second-year pre-service teachers at a college of education specializing in the teaching of biology and chemistry in middle school. The study examines the nature of the arguments students raise…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Science Laboratories
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Mesci, Günkut – Science & Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK)-based nature of science (NOS) teaching on pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) NOS views. The study is grounded by conceptual change and experiential learning theory. It is also framed by the teacher professional knowledge and skill (TPK&S) PCK…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Scientific Principles
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Aini, Rahmi Qurota; Rachmatullah, Arif; Harliadi, Muhammad Dika; Ha, Minsu – Science & Education, 2020
Indonesia is a religious country that values local wisdom and customs. Although the characteristics of the Indonesian people may provide novel insight into and distinguished views on the theory of evolution by natural selection, few studies have explored how Indonesians view the theory of biological evolution. Thus, this study aimed to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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da Fonseca Moraes Batista, Renata; Silva, Cibelle Celestino – Science & Education, 2019
In this project, we worked in partnership with school teachers who are frequent users of experimental kits available for loan to schools using the historical-investigative approach. The original kits bring a traditional approach to experimentation, without the presence of the history of science. We developed and implemented new guides to the kits,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Science Experiments, History
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Fuselier, Linda; McFadden, Justin; King, Katherine Ray – Science & Education, 2019
From literature on understandings of the "nature of science" (NOS), we know that sometimes scientists and others that participate in teaching and mentoring in the sciences lack an informed view of the philosophical underpinnings of their discipline. In this study, we ask whether biologists who are also teachers or mentors for college…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientists, Science Teachers, Mentors
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Ageitos, Noa; Puig, Blanca; Colucci-Gray, Laura – Science & Education, 2019
This article focuses on students' discursive moves and reasoning practices while engaged in a task that requires making explanatory links between sickle cell disease and malaria. Both diseases pertain to key areas of the biology curriculum, namely, genetic variability and natural selection, and are connected to the theory of evolution of living…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Thinking Skills, Diseases
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Rutt, Alexis; Mumba, Frackson – Science & Education, 2019
Despite its positive impact on students' understanding of the nature of science and science content knowledge, few secondary science teachers incorporate the history of science into their instruction. This article describes the effects of an online history of science course on preservice teachers' perceptions of and content and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Smith, Mike U.; Siegel, Harvey – Science & Education, 2019
Can a teacher aim for students to "believe" evolution without indoctrinating them? Recent discussions of indoctrination in evolution education suggest that such teaching must inevitably indoctrinate but is "warranted" in some cases; while science educators concerned about teaching for "belief" argue that such teaching…
Descriptors: Evolution, Beliefs, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Summers, Ryan; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad – Science & Education, 2019
Researchers have raised concerns about teachers' ability to embed nature of science (NOS) in their science instruction, a complicated situation that is certainly impacted by the availability of adequate resources to assist K-12 science teachers. In light of the implementation of the ideas from the "Framework for K-12 Science Education"…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Galili, Igal – Science & Education, 2019
This study considers the short list of Nature of Science (NOS) features frequently published and widely known in the science education discourse. It is argued that these features were oversimplified and a refinement of the claims may enrich or sometimes reverse them. The analysis shows the need to address the range of variation in each particular…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Science History, Science Instruction
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Carter, Ingrid; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee; Nargund-Joshi, Vanashri – Science & Education, 2019
Our goal in this article is to provide research-based strategies for embedding Nature of Science (NOS) into science instruction at the elementary level. We thus intend to aid researchers, professional developers, and teachers in noting that not only is it important and possible to teach NOS at the elementary levels, but also that elementary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Cofré, Hernán; Núñez, Paola; Santibáñez, David; Pavez, José M.; Valencia, Martina; Vergara, Claudia – Science & Education, 2019
There is widespread agreement that an adequate understanding of the nature of science (NOS) is a critical component of scientific literacy and a major goal in science education. However, we still do not know many specific details regarding how students and teachers learn particular aspects of NOS and what are the most important feature traits of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Science Teachers
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Cigdemoglu, Ceyhan; Köseoglu, Fitnat – Science & Education, 2019
The present study specifically focuses on science teachers' views about scientific inquiry and their use of scientific inquiry in their lesson plans, which were prepared at a professional development workshop designed for better utilization of science centers (SCs). As an impact evaluation research, qualitative data was collected from 41…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry, Lesson Plans
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Hancock, Tamara S.; Friedrichsen, Patricia J.; Kinslow, Andrew T.; Sadler, Troy D. – Science & Education, 2019
Currently there is little guidance given to teachers in selecting focal issues for socio-scientific issues (SSI)-based teaching and learning. As a majority of teachers regularly collaborate with other teachers, understanding what factors influence collaborative SSI-based curriculum design is critical. We invited 18 secondary science teachers to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Science and Society
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