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Chin, Christine; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2008
Students' questions play an important role in meaningful learning and scientific inquiry. They are a potential resource for both teaching and learning science. Despite the capacity of students' questions for enhancing learning, much of this potential still remains untapped. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine and review the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Girod, Mark – Studies in Science Education, 2007
Conversations on the connection of art, beauty, and the aesthetic experience in science are gaining a voice in the science education community. This article provides a conceptual overview of the role of beauty and aesthetics in science and science education. It focuses on a discussion of four themes exploring beauty in scientific ideas and…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Science Education, Art Products, Art Appreciation
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Kind, Per Morten; Kind, Vanessa – Studies in Science Education, 2007
Creativity, the ability to produce novel and appropriate work, is one of humanity's most important traits. The concept applies to historic novelty, generating ideas and artefacts that arise for the first time in human history, and to individual novelty; ideas and artefacts new to the person who creates them. Despite its importance, creativity is…
Descriptors: Creativity, Advisory Committees, Cultural Education, Educational Practices
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France, Bev – Studies in Science Education, 2007
The first section of this article examines a range of definitions of biotechnology. This analysis demonstrates that teachers' choices will determine their view of biotechnology, as positioned along a traditional-modern, axis, and provides examples of the tensions that these differing positions create. A further section argues that in order for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Biotechnology, Science Education, Definitions
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Atkin, J. Myron – Studies in Science Education, 2007
Many researchers in the field of education aspire to influence what actually happens in schools and classrooms. They entered their profession aware of the need to improve educational practice; many of them want to make a difference. Yet few observers would claim that the results of education research are eagerly awaited by teachers, school…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Researchers
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Taber, Keith S. – Studies in Science Education, 2006
In this paper, it is suggested that while there are a variety of frames or perspectives that guide research into learning science, a pre-paradigmatic field need not be a "free-for-all". Lakatos suggested that academic research fields were characterised by research programmes (RP), which offered heuristic guidance to researchers, and which…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Education, Research Methodology, Heuristics
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Hennessy, Sara – Studies in Science Education, 2006
This article summarises the main uses and affordances (the perceived qualities of systems that can support or hinder interactions: Greeno & MMAP, 1998) of interactive technologies commonly used in school science. Its main emphasis, however, is on eliciting and documenting the emerging strategies that teachers are developing for exploiting the new…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Science Education
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Dhingra, Koshi – Studies in Science Education, 2006
The three major educational sectors in which learning occurs are often taken to be the formal education sector (schools, colleges, universities and so on), the workplace, and the free-choice learning sector (Falk, 2002). This review is concerned with science on television, understood as a significant component of the free-choice learning sector.…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Television Viewing, Mass Media, Science Education
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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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Perkins, David N.; Grotzer, Tina A. – Studies in Science Education, 2005
This article argues that an important source of the difficulties posed by particular concepts and theories is the narrow range of "types of causal models" with which most learners are familiar. Most learners are familiar with relatively simple styles of causal models, but many concepts and theories in science depend on styles…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Scientific Concepts, Intervention, Inquiry
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Schreiner, Camilla; Henriksen, Ellen K.; Kirkeby Hansen, Pal J. – Studies in Science Education, 2005
An enhanced greenhouse effect, leading to global warming and associated changes in the climate system, is arguably one of the greatest environmental challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. The challenge extends to the scientific, political, economic and ethical domains of the human enterprise. The science of climate change involves…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Climate, Conservation (Environment)
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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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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Science Education, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to organize and critique the theoretical work done so far on the "relation between the cognitive and the emotional in science learning" and suggest possible directions for research that takes into consideration this relation. In light of the enduring negative effect of much school science on students' emotional…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Education, Emotional Response, Cognitive Processes
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Arzi, Hanna J. – Studies in Science Education, 1988
Short-term studies often do not capture the full story of the effect that a researcher is trying to describe. If one wishes to elucidate long-term educational processes and outcomes, the only direct way of doing so is to stretch the duration of research projects and to study the same subjects over time. The limited availability of valid…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Longitudinal Studies, Research Design, Research Methodology
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Garrard, Jan – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of health issues that could be incorporated into secondary science curricula. Includes sections on the nature of the concepts of health and health education, descriptive health education research, theoretical perspectives on health education, and models and curricula for health education. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Health Education, Instructional Innovation
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