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Potvin, Patrice – Studies in Science Education, 2023
This article presents a critical and systematic review of the science education research literature that explores the response of learners to contradicting information (anomalous data). The review is framed in the cognitive conflict process model (CCPM) and provides an analysis of (1) the types and frequency of possible responses, (2) the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Process Skills, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Weiss, Kathleen A.; McDermott, Mark A.; Hand, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 2022
Educational initiatives in multiple disciplinary areas call for student engagement in the practice of argumentation (CCSSI, 2010a, 2010b; Mullis & Martin, 2017; NGSS Lead States, 2013; OECD, 2018). In science education, immersive argument-based inquiry (ABI) is one category of approaches which integrates argumentation in all classroom activity…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Bouchée, T.; de Putter-Smits, L.; Thurlings, M.; Pepin, B. – Studies in Science Education, 2022
Research on teaching and learning quantum physics (QP) frequently explores students' conceptual difficulties to identify common patterns in their reasoning. The abstractness of QP is often found to be at the origin of students' conceptual difficulties. Due to this abstract nature students resort to common sense reasoning or classical thinking when…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mechanics (Physics), Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Bruckermann, Till; Fiedler, Daniela; Harms, Ute – Studies in Science Education, 2021
Difficulties in understanding evolution are often rooted in early childhood, arising from naïve assumptions and cognitive biases. However, literature reviews mainly focus on school and university students' understanding of evolution, with only limited comprehensive reviews on children in early childhood aged up to 7 years. This systematic review…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Scientific Concepts, Fundamental Concepts
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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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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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Stern, Florian; Kampourakis, Kostas – Studies in Science Education, 2017
Research in genetics and genomics is advancing at a fast pace, and thus keeping up with the most recent findings and conclusions can be very challenging. At the same time these recent findings and conclusions have made necessary a reconceptualization of genes and heredity, both in science and in science education, beyond the mostly gene-centred…
Descriptors: Genetics, Literacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Brock, Richard – Studies in Science Education, 2015
Tacit knowledge, that is knowledge not expressible in words, may play a role in learning science, yet it is difficult to study directly. Intuition and insight, two processes that link the tacit and the explicit, are proposed as a route to investigating tacit knowledge. Intuitions are defined as tacit hunches or feelings that influence thought with…
Descriptors: Intuition, Science Education, Epistemology, Cognitive Processes
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Hadenfeldt, Jan Christoph; Liu, Xiufeng; Neumann, Knut – Studies in Science Education, 2014
This manuscript presents a systematic review of the research on how students conceptualise matter. Understanding the structure and properties of matter is an essential part of science literacy. Over the last decades the number of studies on students' conceptions of matter published in peer-reviewed journals has increased significantly. These…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy
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Martinez-Garza, Mario; Clark, Douglas B.; Nelson, Brian C. – Studies in Science Education, 2013
This review synthesises research on digital games and science learning as it supports the goals for science proficiency outlined in the report by the US National Research Council on science education reform. The review is organised in terms of these research-based goals for science proficiency in light of their alignment with current science…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Science Education, Science Achievement
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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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Hingant, Benedicte; Albe, Virginie – Studies in Science Education, 2010
This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education. Four salient research topics have emerged: questions and reflections preceding curriculum development on nanosciences and nanotechnologies lessons; research on students' conceptualisations of nano-related…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Kind, Vanessa – Studies in Science Education, 2009
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), since its inception as teacher-specific professional knowledge, has been researched extensively. Drawing on a wide range of literature, this paper seeks to clarify how the potential offered by PCK could be utilised to further develop science teacher education. An analysis of PCK models proposed by various…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Education, Teacher Education
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Donnelly, James – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Research
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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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