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Evagorou, Maria; Guven, Devrim; Mugaloglu, Ebru – Science Education International, 2014
The purpose of the paper is to present the framework and design of modules aiming to teach socio-scientific issues and the related pedagogy to pre-service teachers. Specifically, the work presented in this paper is part of the PreSEES project, a Comenius/LLP project with the main aim of engaging elementary and secondary pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Trumper, Ricardo – Science Education International, 2010
The present study was carried out in the framework of earlier research on environmental education for sustainability, using data collected in the ROSE Project. Attention was focused mainly on students' responses to sections and items related to environmental issues, regarding their countries' degree of development. The research questions dealt…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Student Attitudes
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Izquierdo, Merce; Marquez, Conxita; Gouvea, Guaracira – Science Education International, 2008
The present study relates to a research line in didactics of science that focuses on the function that sign systems or semiotic modes have in communicative interactions in science classrooms. The study was conducted by 20 secondary and university science teachers who belong to the same research group LIEC ("Language and Science…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Education, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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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