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Hasni, Abdelkrim; Bousadra, Fatima; BelletĂȘte, Vincent; Benabdallah, Ahmed; Nicole, Marie-Claude; Dumais, Nancy – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Project-based teaching is nothing new; it originates from the work of authors like Dewey and Kilpatrick. Recent decades have seen renewed interest in this approach. In many countries, it is currently considered to be an innovative approach to science and technology (S&T) teaching. In this article, we present a systematic review of what recent…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Science Education
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Ryder, Jim – Studies in Science Education, 2015
The science curriculum is a focus of repeated reform in many countries. However, the enactment of such reforms within schools rarely reflects the intended outcomes of curriculum designers. This review considers what we know about the experiences and reflections of teachers in the enactment of externally driven school science curriculum reform.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Teacher Response
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OStergaard, Edvin; Dahlin, Bo; Hugo, Aksel – Studies in Science Education, 2008
This article is a review of applications of phenomenology, as a philosophy of knowledge and qualitative research approach, to the field of science education (SE). The purpose is to give an overview of work that has been done as well as to assess it and discuss its possibilities of future development. We ask: what attempts for connecting…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Science Education, Literature Reviews
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Hammond, Lorie; Brandt, Carol – Studies in Science Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to define, through discussion and example, the notion of an "anthropological approach" to science education research, as well as to advocate the potential contribution of such an approach to several research domains and to questions of access and equity. This paper reviews a variety of research articles that address,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Researchers
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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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Hart, Paul; Nolan, Kathleen – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Describes the nature of environmental education research in the 1990s, and comments critically on the focus and quality of inquiry in this field with a view toward improvements in the new millennium. Organizes the literature around the themes of quantitative reports, qualitative research, descriptive reports, focused inquiries, metamethodological…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bryce, T. G. K.; Robertson, I. J. – Studies in Science Education, 1985
Reviews studies focusing on practical assessment in science. Areas considered include what students are really doing in laboratories, how practical skills should be assessed, methods used to assess practical science (such as internal/external examinations and continuous assessment), methodological issues, and reasons for the failure of some…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures