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Cavicchi, Elizabeth – Science & Education, 2017
Environments of learning often remain unnoticed and unacknowledged. This study follows a student and myself as we became aware of our local environment at MIT and welcomed that environment as a vibrant contributor to our learning. We met this environment in part through its educational heritage in two centennial anniversaries: John Dewey's 1916…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Students, Universities, Educational Environment
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Reiners, Christiane S.; Bliersbach, Markus; Marniok, Karl – Science & Education, 2017
Understanding Nature of Science (NOS) is a central component of scientific literacy, which is agreed upon internationally, and consequently has been a major educational goal for many years all over the globe. In order to justify the promotion of an adequate understanding of NOS, educators have developed several arguments, among them the cultural…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Scientists
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Kötter, Mario; Hammann, Marcus – Science & Education, 2017
In this article, the argument is put forth that controversies about the scope and limits of science should be considered in Nature of Science (NOS) teaching. Reference disciplines for teaching NOS are disciplines, which reflect upon science, like philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of science. The culture of these disciplines…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Leden, Lotta; Hansson, Lena; Redfors, Andreas – Science & Education, 2017
Traditional school science has been described as focused on indisputable facts where scientific processes and factors affecting these processes become obscured or left undiscussed. In this article, we report on teachers' perspectives on the teaching of sociocultural and subjective aspects of the nature of science (NOS) as a way to accomplish a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Ma, Yongjun; Wan, Yanlan – Science & Education, 2017
Based on previous international studies, a content analysis scheme has been designed and used from the perspective of culture to study the history of science (HOS) in science textbooks. Nineteen sets of Chinese science textbooks have been analyzed. It has been found that there are noticeable changes in the quantity, content, layout, presentation,…
Descriptors: Science History, Science Instruction, Content Analysis, Textbooks
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Rizos, Ioannis; Patronis, Anastasios; Lappas, Dionyssios – Science & Education, 2017
In this paper, we analyze two episodes from an inquiry-based didactical research; the complete analysis of our research data is still ongoing. By taking into consideration various developments from the history of the geometry of space-time, our general aim is to explore high school students' conceptions about measurement of length and time in…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Intuition, High School Students
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Kruse, Jerrid W.; Easter, Jaclyn M.; Edgerly, Hallie S.; Seebach, Colin; Patel, Neal – Science & Education, 2017
This study explored changes in preservice teachers' (PSTs) nature of science pedagogical (NOSP) views and nature of science (NOS) rationales using pre- and post-course written responses as well as interview data. Through systematic analysis, themes were generated and compared to the NOS literature. Comparisons between pre- and post-course data…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Kutluca, A. Y.; Aydin, A. – Science & Education, 2017
The study explored the changes in pre-service science teachers' understanding of the nature of science and their opinions about the nature of science, science teaching and argumentation after their participation in explicit nature of science (NOS) and socioscientific argumentation processes. The participants were 56 third-grade pre-service science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Scientific Principles
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Güney, Burcu Gülay; Seker, Hayati – Science & Education, 2017
Scientific literacy is one of the primary purposes of science education which briefly focuses on using and interpreting scientific explanations, understanding science within its culture. However, science curricula emphasize science with its cognitive aspects and underestimate affective and aesthetic aspects of science. Science education needs to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Scientific Literacy
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Kokkonen, Tommi – Science & Education, 2017
Model-based learning (MBL) has an established position within science education. It has been found to enhance conceptual understanding and provide a way for engaging students in authentic scientific activity. Despite ample research, few studies have examined the cognitive processes regarding learning scientific concepts within MBL. On the other…
Descriptors: Models, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Cognitive Processes
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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa; Yalvac, Bugrahan; Loving, Cathleen – Science & Education, 2017
This case study explores students' physics-related personal epistemologies in school science practices. The school science practices of nine eleventh grade students in a physics class were audio-taped over 6 weeks. The students were also interviewed to find out their ideas on the nature of scientific knowledge after each activity. Analysis of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Physics, Epistemology
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Grinell, Smith; Rabin, Colette – Science & Education, 2017
The goal of this project was to motivate pre-service elementary teachers to commit to spending significant instructional time on science in their future classrooms despite their self-assessed lack of confidence about teaching science and other impediments (e.g., high-stakes testing practices that value other subjects over science). Pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Methods Courses, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Leblebicioglu, G.; Metin, D.; Capkinoglu, E.; Cetin, P. S.; Eroglu Dogan, E.; Schwartz, R. – Science & Education, 2017
Although nature of science (NOS) and nature of scientific inquiry (NOSI) are related to each other, they are differentiated as NOS is being more related to the product of scientific inquiry (SI) which is scientific knowledge whereas NOSI is more related to the process of SI (Schwartz et al. 2008). Lederman et al. ("Journal of Research in…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Science Education, Summer Programs, Inquiry
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Develaki, Maria – Science & Education, 2017
Scientific reasoning is particularly pertinent to science education since it is closely related to the content and methodologies of science and contributes to scientific literacy. Much of the research in science education investigates the appropriate framework and teaching methods and tools needed to promote students' ability to reason and…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Science Education
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Hansen, Julia; Hammann, Marcus – Science & Education, 2017
Risk is always present in people's lives: diseases, new technologies, socio-scientific issues (SSIs) such as climate change, and advances in medicine--to name just a few examples--all carry risks. To be able to navigate risks in everyday life, as well as to participate in social debate on risk-related issues, students need to develop risk…
Descriptors: Risk, Science Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Scientific Literacy
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