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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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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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Kulgemeyer, Christoph – Studies in Science Education, 2018
Instructional explanations have sometimes been described as an ineffective way to teach science, representing a transmissive view of learning. However, science teachers frequently provide instructional explanations, and students also offer them in cooperative learning. Contrary to the transmissive view regarding explanation, studies suggest that…
Descriptors: Models, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Nordine, Jeffrey; Fortus, David; Lehavi, Yaron; Neumann, Knut; Krajcik, Joe – Studies in Science Education, 2018
School instruction is critical for helping students use energy as a lens for making sense of phenomena, however, students often struggle to see the usefulness of energy analysis for interpreting the world around them. One reason for this may be an over-reliance on the idea of energy forms in introductory energy instruction, which may…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Systems Approach, Interpretive Skills, Secondary School Science
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Glazer, Nirit – Studies in Science Education, 2011
With the growing emphasis on the development of scientific inquiry skills, the display and interpretation of data are becoming increasingly important. Graph interpretation competence is, in fact, essential to understanding today's world and to be scientifically literate. However, graph interpretation is a complex and challenging activity. Graph…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Graphs, Data Interpretation, Scientific Literacy
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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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Dagher, Zoubeida R.; BouJaoude, Saouma – Studies in Science Education, 2011
This paper describes the current state of science education in Arab states and anticipates some of the challenges faced by those states as they reform their science education. After discussing problems of illiteracy, access and quality we provide contextual information about the structure of the educational systems and describe recent efforts to…
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Arabs, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Oliver, Mary – Studies in Science Education, 2011
Advances in neuroscience have brought new insights to the development of cognitive functions. These data are of considerable interest to educators concerned with how students learn. This review documents some of the recent findings in neuroscience, which is richer in describing cognitive functions than affective aspects of learning. A brief…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Processes, Scientific Research, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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Stocklmayer, Susan M.; Rennie, Leonie J.; Gilbert, John K. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
For many years, formal school science education has been criticised by students, teachers, parents and employers throughout the world. This article presents an argument that a greater collaboration between the formal and the informal sector could address some of these criticisms. The causes for concern about formal science education are summarised…
Descriptors: Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational Improvement, Institutional Role
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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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Christensen, Clare – Studies in Science Education, 2009
In this paper I consider a role for risk understanding in school science education. Grounds for this role are described in terms of current sociological analyses of the contemporary world as a "risk society" and recent public understanding of science studies where science and risk are concerns commonly linked within the wider community. These…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Decision Making, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy
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King, Chris – Studies in Science Education, 2008
Geoscience educational publications are reviewed in seven areas to identify future directions for curriculum development, professional development and research. The review shows that: effective teaching methods encompassing broad geoscience study still need extensive research; whilst some valuable materials have been developed for the teaching of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Professional Development, Misconceptions
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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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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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