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King, C. – Science Education International, 2015
International comparisons of school-level geoscience education across the world had shown great variability in the amount and content of the geoscience materials and in the ways in which it was taught. When this situation was discussed at meetings of organisations concerned with international school-level geoscience education in 2012, the decision…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Course Descriptions, Holistic Approach, Elementary School Curriculum
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McDonald, Christine V. – Science Education International, 2013
This study assessed the quality of preservice primary teachers' written arguments in an open inquiry laboratory task. An analysis of the features of the laboratory task was also undertaken to ascertain the characteristics of the task that facilitated or constrained the development of participants' written arguments. Australian preservice primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Persuasive Discourse
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Hudson, Ross D. – Science Education International, 2012
This research inquires into the effectiveness of the two predominant forms of questions--multiple-choice questions and short-answer questions--used in the State University Entrance Examination for Chemistry including the relationship between performance and gender. It examines not only the style of question but also the content type examined…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Achievement, Gender Differences, College Entrance Examinations
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Chhokar, Kiran; Dua, Shweta; Taylor, Neil; Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin – Science Education International, 2012
For individuals to make informed lifestyle choices that may help to reduce global warming, they need some understanding of this phenomenon and the factors that contribute to it. However, there is a "gap" between knowledge about global warming and willingness to take personal action. So, although education may be effective in enhancing…
Descriptors: Indians, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Quinn, Frances; Lyons, Terry – Science Education International, 2011
Disproportionate representation of males and females in science courses and careers continues to be of concern. This article explores gender differences in Australian high school students' perceptions of school science and their intentions to study university science courses. Nearly 3800 15-year-old students responded to a range of 5-point Likert…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Student Attitudes, Job Security, Gender Differences
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Albuquerque, Pitombo Maiana; de Almeida, Ana Maria Rocha; El-Hani, Nino Charbel – Science Education International, 2008
Despite being a landmark of 20th century biology, the "classical molecular gene concept," according to which a gene is a stretch of DNA encoding a functional product, which may be a single polypeptide or RNA molecule, has been recently challenged by a series of findings (e.g., split genes, alternative splicing, overlapping and nested…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Textbooks, Molecular Biology, Cytology
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Loughran, John – Science Education International, 1993
Outlines an attempt to respond to some findings from the Science Education Professional Development Project (SEPD). Discusses factors affecting teachers' views of professional development, minimal relationship between professional development activities and shifts in teacher pedagogy, and school-based professional development. (JRH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Science Education