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Penuel, William R.; Turner, Michael L.; Jacobs, Jennifer K.; Horne, Katie; Sumner, Tamara – Science Education, 2019
The vision for science proficiency presented in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" calls for significant shifts in both teaching and assessment. In this paper, we describe an effort to develop and validate a set of "proximal transfer tasks" for high school biology classrooms where teachers were implementing a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Guidelines, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wade-Jaimes, Katherine; Demir, Kadir; Qureshi, Azhar – Science Education, 2018
Modeling is considered an important scientific practice, and modeling instruction has the potential to support conceptual change in students in physics. However, when students are not taught how to think about modeling, and how to develop and use models, the learning potential of modeling may be limited. This paper argues that the use and explicit…
Descriptors: Energy Education, High School Students, Physics, Educational Strategies
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Chang, Hsin-Yi – Science Education, 2018
Research has indicated the importance of representational competence for learning science. Issues related to the nature of students' representational competence, such as how they demonstrate representational competence across different domains of science, require investigation. In the present study, four aspects of representational competence…
Descriptors: Competence, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Visualization
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Barth-Cohen, Lauren A.; Wittmann, Michael C. – Science Education, 2017
This article presents an empirical analysis of conceptual difficulties encountered and ways students made progress in learning at both individual and group levels in a classroom environment in which the students used an embodied modeling activity to make sense of a specific scientific scenario. The theoretical framework, coordination class theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Earth Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Schuchardt, Anita M.; Schunn, Christian D. – Science Education, 2016
Amid calls for integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (iSTEM) in K-12 education, there is a pressing need to uncover productive methods of integration. Prior research has shown that increasing contextual linkages between science and mathematics is associated with student problem solving and conceptual understanding. However,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Ummels, Micha H. J.; Kamp, Marcel J. A.; De Kroon, Hans; Boersma, Kerst Th. – Science Education, 2015
In secondary science education, the learning and teaching of coherent conceptual understanding are often problematic. Context-based education has been proposed as a partial solution to this problem. This study aims to gain insight into the development of conceptual coherence and how context-embedded learning-teaching activities (LT) can promote…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Biology
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Won, Mihye; Yoon, Heojeong; Treagust, David F. – Science Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to understand how students utilized multiple representations to learn and explain science concepts, in this case the human breathing mechanism. The study was conducted with Grade 11 students in a human biology class. Semistructured interviews and a two-tier diagnostic test were administered to evaluate students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Grade 11, Biology
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Braun, Isabel; Nuckles, Matthias – Science Education, 2014
Scholarly scientific literature conveys epistemological assumptions scientists operate on. Popular scientific literature and instructional science texts deviate in their portrayal of science from these epistemological assumptions. Thus, scholarly scientific literature holds more potential for improving students' epistemological understanding…
Descriptors: Epistemology, High School Students, Journal Articles, Periodicals
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Jornet, Alfredo – Science Education, 2014
"Experience" is one of the most used terms in (science) education, and it is recognized as being related to learning (education). Yet "what" experience is and "how" it is related to learning and change remains untheorized. In this paper, we mainly draw on the work of J. Dewey and L. S. Vygotsky but also on M. Bakhtin…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Experience, Philosophy
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Chen, Sufen; Chang, Wen-Hua; Lai, Chih-Hung; Tsai, Cheng-Yue – Science Education, 2014
The purpose of this project was to investigate the effects of virtual versus physical manipulation using a simulation-based laboratory activity (SBL) and a microcomputer-based laboratory activity (MBL). Both the SBL and the MBL used computers to collect, graph, and analyze data. A major difference was that the MBL allowed the students to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Computer Uses in Education, Simulation
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Chen, Ying-Chih; Hand, Brian; McDowell, Leah – Science Education, 2013
This quasi-experimental and pre/posttest study was designed to examine whether fourth-grade students who engaged in collaboratively writing letters to 11th-grade students performed better on tests of conceptual understanding of a unit on force and motion than students who did not. The participants included 835 fourth-grade students and 416…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Grade 4, Grade 11
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Science Education, 2013
Classroom assessment is a critical aspect of teaching and learning. In this paper, Taiwanese high school students' conceptions of science assessment and the relationship between their conceptions of science assessment and of science learning were investigated. The study used both qualitative and quantitative methods. First, 60 students were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation, Concept Formation
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Ford, Michael J.; Wargo, Brian M. – Science Education, 2012
This article draws on M. M. Bakhtin's (1981) notion of dialogism to articulate what it means to understand a scientific idea. In science, understanding an idea is both conceptual and epistemic and is exhibited by an ability to use it in explanation and argumentation. Some distillation of these activities implies that dialogic understanding of a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Observation, Evidence, Persuasive Discourse
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Jaipal, Kamini – Science Education, 2010
The teaching of science is a complex process, involving the use of multiple modalities. This paper illustrates the potential of a multimodal semiotics discourse analysis framework to illuminate meaning-making possibilities during the teaching of a science concept. A multimodal semiotics analytical framework is developed and used to (1) analyze the…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Biology, Grade 11, Science Instruction
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Cook, Michelle; Wiebe, Eric N.; Carter, Glenda – Science Education, 2008
Previous research has indicated that the use of multiple representations with macroscopic and molecular features can improve conceptual understanding; however, the influence of prior knowledge of the domain cannot be overlooked. Using eye-tracking technology and sequential analysis, this study investigated how high school students (n = 54) with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Molecular Biology, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning
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