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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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Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim – Studies in Science Education, 2014
The relationship that exists between students and science and technology (S&T) is a complex and important one. If it is positive, then social, economic and environmental consequences are to be expected. Yet, many problems of interest/motivation/attitude (I/M/A) towards S&T have been recorded. A lot of research has been conducted on this…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research
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King, Donna – Studies in Science Education, 2012
Context-based chemistry education aims to improve student interest and motivation in chemistry by connecting canonical chemistry concepts with real-world contexts. Implementation of context-based chemistry programmes began 20 years ago in an attempt to make the learning of chemistry meaningful for students. This paper reviews such programmes…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Problem Based Learning, Learning Motivation, Chemistry
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Scott, Phil; Mortimer, Eduardo; Ametller, Jaume – Studies in Science Education, 2011
This paper provides an introduction to the concept of pedagogical link-making in the context of teaching and learning scientific conceptual knowledge. Pedagogical link-making is concerned with the ways in which teachers and students make connections between ideas in the ongoing meaning-making interactions of classroom teaching and learning. First…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Secondary School Science, Literature, Science Instruction
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Ulriksen, Lars; Madsen, Lene Moller; Holmegaard, Henriette T. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
In this paper we provide an overview of the literature on understandings of drop out/opt out from science, technology and mathematics (STM) higher education programmes. After outlining the literature on students leaving higher education programmes in general, we then explore the research on drop out/opt out from STM programmes in particular, with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Young Adults, Organizational Change
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Hand, Brian; Yore, Larry D.; Jagger, Susan; Prain, Vaughan – Studies in Science Education, 2010
In the last 15 years (1994-2009), there has been considerable increased research interest in: (1) characterising the distinctive nature and constitutive elements of science literacy and (2) investigating classroom practices or necessary conditions that enable students to acquire this disciplinary capacity. This raises the question of the extent to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Comparative Education
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Levinson, Ralph – Studies in Science Education, 2010
Contemporary policy statements from government and reforms to science curricula in schools emphasise the importance of educating a scientifically literate public for democratic participation in science and technology. While such an aspiration is seemingly uncontentious and appears consistent with progressive educational thinking, the reality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Human Capital, Scientific Literacy
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Studies in Science Education, 2009
In this paper we combine the findings from two recent studies relating to participation and attainment in school science --a re-analysis of existing official data for England and a review of wider international research evidence in the literature relevant to the UK. Although the secondary data are drawn mainly from England, the comprehensiveness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Economic Status, Foreign Countries
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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Studies in Science Education, 2006
More recent work has complemented earlier studies of the "student voice" in science education by redirecting research attention to focus more directly on what students think about the form, content and purpose of their school science education and exploring the curriculum and pedagogical implications of the findings. Researchers have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Harrison, Jennifer K. – Studies in Science Education, 2005
The starting point for this article is the lack of a clear or emerging consensus of what is generally understood by the term "health education", or its role as a component of the school science curriculum which requires a particular research focus. One of the purposes of this article is to explore the concept of health education as one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Science Education, Science Curriculum
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Driver, Rosalind; Oldham, Valerie – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Reviews the purposes, underlying assumptions, and curriculum development model for the United Kingdom's "Children's Learning in Science Project." Explains the general features and phases of the constructivist approach to learning that the program advocates. Identifies theoretical developments on children's ideas, the constructivist view…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Adey, Philip – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the question of the existence and usefulness of supposed general functions of the mind and the extent to which such functions might be educable. Focuses on the role of education, science education for general development in particular. Contains 99 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Leach, John; Scott, Phil – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews evidence on the effectiveness of "sequence of teaching activities" on student learning and the design and evaluation of science teaching sequences. Discusses the social constructivist perspective on learning and offers a generalized approach to planning a science teaching sequence. Provides an example of how to plan an…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Design, Electric Circuits, Electricity
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Young, Michael; Glanfield, Ken – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Argues that "connective specialization" could be the basis for a science curriculum that would provide people with the capabilities they will need throughout their working lives in the next century. Claims that science teachers need to see science in its relationship to other subjects and fields of study and that they must initiate…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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