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Davis, Elizabeth A.; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; Van Driel, Jan H. – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Curriculum materials serve as a key conceptual tool for science teachers, and better understanding how science teachers use these tools could help to improve both curriculum design and theory related to teacher learning and decision-making. The authors review the literature on teachers and science curriculum materials. The review is organised…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Norton-Meier, Lori; Hand, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 2015
In this review, we explore the notion of teaching science to English language learners (ELLs) as a balancing act between simultaneously focusing on language and content development, on the one hand, and between structuring instruction and focusing on student learning processes, on the other hand. This exploration is conducted through the lens of a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Heuristics
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Gresnigt, Rens; Taconis, Ruurd; van Keulen, Hanno; Gravemeijer, Koeno; Baartman, Liesbeth – Studies in Science Education, 2014
Integrated curricula seem promising for the increase of attention on science and technology in primary education. A clear picture of the advantages and disadvantages of integration efforts could help curriculum innovation. This review has focused on integrated curricula in primary education from 1994 to 2011. The integrated curricula were…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Technology Education, Elementary Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Villanueva, Mary Grace; Taylor, Jonte; Therrien, William; Hand, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 2012
Students with special needs tend to show significantly lower achievement in science than their peers. Reasons for this include severe difficulties with academic skills (i.e. reading, math and writing), behaviour problems and limited prior understanding of core concepts background knowledge. Despite this bleak picture, much is known on how to…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Special Needs Students, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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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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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Examines various meanings ascribed to "integrated science," and explores arguments used to establish the value of an integrated approach for primary and secondary education. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Driver, Rosalind; Easley, Jack – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Reviews nearly 100 studies concerning the process of concept formation in adolescent science students. (CP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
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Fraser, Barry J.; Walberg, Herbert J. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews studies on the psychosocial learning environment of science classrooms focusing on: (1) assessment of classroom learning environments; (2) predictive validity of environmental perceptions in science classrooms; (3) past criterion validity studies; and (4) directions for future research. (DS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Educational Environment
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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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Schaefer, G. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
The functions of the Institute for Science Education (IPN) at Kiel, West Germany, are described. The main activities of the IPN focus on development of curricula for science education and investigation of special problems arising in science teaching. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Integrated Curriculum
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Wilson, Bryan – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Describes the preparation of a bibliographic guide focusing on the research dealing with the cultural context of science and mathematics education. (DS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Cultural Influences
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Manthorpe, Catherine A. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Drawing on British publications, three general issues related to girls and science education are discussed: demands of state and industry, equality of opportunity, and the nature of science and the scientific enterprise. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kaminski, Donna M. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Presents an annotated bibliography of 62 British entries on girls and science/mathematics. Arranged alphabetically by author/institution, annotations are detailed to avoid having to locate each reference itself. Topics include, among others, sex differences, sex bias in textbooks, and achievement. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garrett, R. M.; Roberts, I. F. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Reviews research on demonstration versus small group instruction in four phases (up to 1926, 1926-1946, 1946-1960, and 1960-present), reflecting progressive stages with respect to the development of the investigational techniques used in the studies. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Studies in Science Education, 1982
Lists additional 1979-1980 theses/dissertations, complementing a list printed in Volume 9 (pp. 106-117) of this journal. Subjects include teaching/learning of biology, environmental science, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and girls and science. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Mathematics