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Chang, Hsin-Yi; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Lee, Min-Hsien; Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Lin, Tzu-Chiang; Tan, Aik-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Studies in Science Education, 2020
In this study, we reviewed 76 journal articles on employing drawing assessment as a research tool in science education. Findings from the systematic review suggest four justifications for using drawing as a type of research tool, including assessment via drawing as (a) an alternative method considering young participants' verbal or writing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Cognitive Tests
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Simms, Wendy – Studies in Science Education, 2020
A theoretical review of the literature was conducted to understand how environmental identity is currently being interpreted and applied so the construct can be extended to the classroom context appropriately. The review found three key foundational philosophies contributing to the interpretation of environmental identity in the field of…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Environment, Science Education, World Views
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Holzberger, Doris; Reinhold, Sarah; Lüdtke, Oliver; Seidel, Tina – Studies in Science Education, 2020
In the present meta-analysis, we examine how secondary school characteristics -- such as schools' academic press, school climate, material resources, personnel resources, classroom climate, instructional practices, out-of-school activities, and socioeconomic status (SES) composition -- provide opportunities for students to engage in science and…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Secondary Schools
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Zhai, Xiaoming; Yin, Yue; Pellegrino, James W.; Haudek, Kevin C.; Shi, Lehong – Studies in Science Education, 2020
Machine learning (ML) is an emergent computerised technology that relies on algorithms built by 'learning' from training data rather than 'instruction', which holds great potential to revolutionise science assessment. This study systematically reviewed 49 articles regarding ML-based science assessment through a triangle framework with technical,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Computer Assisted Testing, Science Tests, Scoring
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Takeuchi, Miwa A.; Sengupta, Pratim; Shanahan, Marie-Claire; Adams, Jennifer D.; Hachem, Maryam – Studies in Science Education, 2020
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education garnered significant attention in recent years and has emerged as a key field of research globally. The goal of this article is to offer a critical review of how STEM education and its transdisciplinarity were defined and/or positioned in empirical studies published during the early…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Potvin, Patrice; Nenciovici, Lucian; Malenfant-Robichaud, Guillaume; Thibault, François; Sy, Ousmane; Mahhou, Mohamed Amine; Bernard, Alex; Allaire-Duquette, Geneviève; Blanchette Sarrasin, Jérémie; Brault Foisy, Lorie-Marlène; Brouillette, Nancy; St-Aubin, Audrey-Anne; Charland, Patrick; Masson, Steve; Riopel, Martin; Tsai, Chin-Chung; Bélanger, Michel; Chastenay, Pierre – Studies in Science Education, 2020
In this article, we propose an analysis of the state of, and trends in, the field of conceptual change research in science education through the lens of its models. Using a quantitative approach, we reviewed all conceptual change articles (n = 245) published in five major journals in the field of science education in search of the support that…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Quílez, Juan – Studies in Science Education, 2019
This study consists of a categorisation of the vocabulary of chemistry, focusing on the terminological difficulties students face when learning this subject. Therefore, this classification intends to provide chemistry teachers an awareness of the language barriers students must overcome in their understanding of this scientific discipline. Two…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Verbs, Vocabulary Development
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Riopel, Martin; Nenciovici, Lucian; Potvin, Patrice; Chastenay, Pierre; Charland, Patrick; Sarrasin, Jérémie Blanchette; Masson, Steve – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Serious games have become increasingly available to educators. Empirical studies and meta-analyses have examined their impact on learning achievement. However, natural sciences could have a special relation to serious games by their systematic use of quantitative and predictive models that can generate microworlds and simulations. Since no known…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Games, Science Achievement, Conventional Instruction
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Fu, Guopeng; Clarke, Anthony – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Agency and structure postulate a dialectic relationship: agents' actions shape and are shaped by social structure in a spiral and dynamic manner. Empirical studies in pre-collegiate science education contexts, however, tend to focus on individual's positionality instead of the engagement between agency and structure. This paper first charts the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Research, Individual Power, Social Structure
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Rüschenpöhler, Lilith; Markic, Silvija – Studies in Science Education, 2019
This article gives an overview of the current state of science and technology self-concept research. Following a defined selection process, we analysed 74 peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1998 to 2017, which are indexed in the ERIC database and that deal with science and technology self-concepts (STSC) of school children and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Children, Adolescents, Minority Group Students
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Taber, Keith S. – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Experimental studies are often employed to test the effectiveness of teaching innovations such as new pedagogy, curriculum, or learning resources. This article offers guidance on good practice in developing research designs, and in drawing conclusions from published reports. Random control trials potentially support the use of statistical…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Research, Research Design, Research Methodology
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Herranen, Jaana; Aksela, Maija – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Students' questions have an important function in science learning, and in inquiry-based approaches. Inquiry teaching in which the students' own questions are used is promising, but a holistic view of the research and practice is lacking. A systematic review was conducted on 30 articles, both research report articles as well as descriptive and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Educational Benefits
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Reinhold, Sarah; Holzberger, Doris; Seidel, Tina – Studies in Science Education, 2018
Previous studies have pointed out that schools play a central role in students' orientation towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). However, studies use a variety of theoretical foundations in order to define variables and hypothesise relationships between schools and STEM orientation. In order to facilitate the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Science Careers, Science Interests
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Pareja Roblin, Natalie; Schunn, Christian; Bernstein, Debra; McKenney, Susan – Studies in Science Education, 2018
Grant-funded curriculum development efforts can substantially impact practice and research in science education. Therefore, understanding the sometimes-unintended consequences of changes in grant priorities is crucial. Using the case of two large funding agencies in the United States, the current portfolio review provides insight into these…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Materials, Federal Aid, Educational Change
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Mujtaba, Tamjid; Lawrence, Martin; Oliver, Mary; Reiss, Michael J. – Studies in Science Education, 2018
This review examines how natural history museums (NHMs) can enhance learning and engagement in science, particularly for school-age students. First, we describe the learning potential of informal science learning institutions in general, then we focus on NHMs. We review the possible benefits of interactions between schools and NHMs, and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Museums, Science Instruction, School Community Programs
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