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Christa Haverly; Elizabeth A. Davis – Studies in Science Education, 2024
The work of elementary science teaching is challenging given the wide array of subject matter most teachers are expected to teach and a systematic de-prioritisation of science at these grades. In this literature review (63 papers; 2010-2020), we use a framework of readiness for science teaching. Using this framework allows us to illustrate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Career Readiness, Science Education, Teacher Characteristics
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Jack K. H. Pun; Xuehua Fu; Kason Ka Ching Cheung – Studies in Science Education, 2024
In classrooms worldwide, the use of English to teach science subjects is becoming increasingly common. There is an increasing number of English-as-a-second/foreign-language learners studying science in English. This review examines 66 empirical studies on this topic published from 2000 to 2021. We critically review and synthesise evidence of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Science Instruction
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Kranz, Johanna; Baur, Armin; Möller, Andrea – Studies in Science Education, 2023
In today's world shaped by technology and the natural sciences, knowledge and skills related to experimentation are crucial, especially given growing public debates about science-related topics. Despite a strong emphasis on experimentation in science curricula worldwide, learners still encounter diverse challenges when experimenting. This paper…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Barriers, Scientific Methodology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Feser, Markus Sebastian; Haak, Inka – Studies in Science Education, 2023
Since 2010, a remarkable number of literature reviews on teacher identity has been published. These literature reviews address a wide range of different foci, e.g., school teachers' identity, higher education teachers' identity, or the identity of teachers teaching a specific subject such as science. So far, these literature reviews have not been…
Descriptors: Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Self Concept
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Gray, Ron; McDonald, Scott; Stroupe, David – Studies in Science Education, 2022
This article explores how scholars have framed studies of preservice science teacher (PST) knowledge and learning over the past twelve years. We examined relevant studies between 2008 and 2020, coding them by theoretical perspective (cognitive or sociocultural), knowledge perspective (deficit or asset), and teaching level (elementary, secondary,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Wright, Gary W.; Park, Soonhye – Studies in Science Education, 2022
One response to a pedagogical shift towards student-centred and active learning approaches to promote student learning in STEM is the flipped classroom. However, there has been inconsistency in the design and implementation of the flipped classroom and its impact on student learning. This review systematically analysed 30 empirical studies on…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Elementary Secondary 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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Simms, Wendy – Studies in Science Education, 2020
A theoretical review of the literature was conducted to understand how environmental identity is currently being interpreted and applied so the construct can be extended to the classroom context appropriately. The review found three key foundational philosophies contributing to the interpretation of environmental identity in the field of…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Environment, Science Education, World Views
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Avraamidou, Lucy – Studies in Science Education, 2014
Over the past 10?years an increasing number of articles have been published in leading science education journals that report on research about teacher identity and describe interventions that support teacher identity development. My purpose in this review paper is to examine how the construct of science teacher identity has been conceptualised…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Professional Identity, Science Education, Educational Research
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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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Zohar, Anat; Barzilai, Sarit – Studies in Science Education, 2013
The goal of this study is to map the current state of research in the field of metacognition in science education, to identify key trends, and to discern areas and questions for future research. We conducted a systematic analysis of 178 studies published in peer-reviewed journals in the years 2000-2012 and indexed in the ERIC database. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Science Education, Literature Reviews, Trend Analysis
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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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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