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Horsley, Jenny; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2018
A decline in the number of students opting to study science in high school is a matter of international concern, particularly in relation to students who demonstrate high academic ability in science. These high-ability students have the potential to be the innovators and leaders of the future. There is a paucity of research that provides insight…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, High Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Bell, Shawn E.; Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2018
This paper reports on the illuminatory and exploratory phase of a study into how two educational systems are interconnecting content, policy, and teaching practice into science professional development (PD). New Zealand implemented a new curriculum in 2007 for full implementation in 2010, which should have altered how science was delivered in…
Descriptors: Science Education, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Sexton, Steven S.; Williamson-Leadley, Sandra – Science Education International, 2017
This article reports on a study of how a 1-year, course-taught, master's level initial teacher education (ITE) program challenged primary student teachers (n = 4) in developing their sense of self-as-teacher. This study examined how the program's incorporation of video capturing technology impacted on these student teachers' development of…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers
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Higgins, Joanna; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2017
Developing students' scientific literacy requires teachers to use a variety of pedagogical approaches including video as a form of instruction. In addition, using video is a way of engaging students in science ideas not otherwise accessible to them. This study investigated the merit of video clips representing scientific ideas in a secondary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Dialogs (Language), Cooperative Learning
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Smallbone, Catherine; Rofe, Craig; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2017
This paper presents a literature review of theory and briefly presents insight from a case study. The literature review attempts to explain what Putaiao is, how it is being taught, and the learning of Putaiao. It also investigates the Putaiao curriculum and the challenges currently being faced. The literature covers students from early childhood,…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Literature Reviews
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Kennedy, I.; Smith, P.; Sexton, S. S. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper reports on a study investigating the effectiveness of a new professional learning development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand, The Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy (The Academy). The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate (students aged 5 to 13) classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Sexton, Steven S.; Atkinson, Joy; Goodson, Richard – Science Education International, 2013
Over the past decade, there has been a significant reduction for New Zealand initial teacher education student teachers to experience education through a science context. This paper presents the stories of two graduates from a large New Zealand university and their journeys into the classroom. Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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Cooper, Beverley; Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister – Science Education International, 2010
National and international data is raising concerns about levels of student interest and engagement in science in school and student retention into tertiary study. For today's students the Internet plays an important role as a source of information and means for communication with peers. This paper reports on a Ministry of Research Technology and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, School Holding Power, Postsecondary Education
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Milne, Ian – Science Education International, 2010
The displaying of a sense of wonder when responding to aesthetic experiences of natural phenomena has been identified as having a significant impact on an individual's learning in primary science education. This paper attempts to review the significance of the influence of "wonder" arising from students aesthetic reactions to exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Gulliver, Peggy; Lewthwaite, Brian – Science Education International, 2002
Investigates outcomes of the systematic identification of the broad and complex factors influencing primary science program delivery at the classroom and school level. Uses the Science Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire (SCIQ) and identifies strategies for the improvement of science curriculum delivery. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Yorke, Margaret J. – Science Education International, 2001
Discusses the need for environmental education in New Zealand. Describes waterway restoration projects and curriculum development efforts to create activities and ideas that would be incorporated into the regular school curriculum. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education