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Mulholland, Judith; Wallace, John – Studies in Science Education, 2008
In this article we review the notion of teacher knowledge from four metaphorical standpoints--teacher knowledge as "computer", as "craft", as "complexity" and as "change". We employ each of these metaphors to examine and analyse the work of one teacher of science. We draw implications from our analysis for teacher education, teacher development…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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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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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Rudolph, John L. – Studies in Science Education, 2008
This article surveys historical scholarship on science education over the last 15 years and lays out a map of the different approaches to writing about this topic found in a variety of disciplines and fields. The hope is to provide scholars interested in science education past and present a better understanding of how this enterprise has…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Education History, Intellectual History, Bibliometrics
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Reiss, Michael J. – Studies in Science Education, 2008
I begin by examining the natures of science and religion before looking at the ways in which they relate to one another. I then look at a number of case studies that centre on the relationships between science and religion, including attempts to find mechanisms for divine action in quantum theory and chaos theory, creationism, genetic engineering…
Descriptors: Religion, Quantum Mechanics, Genetics, Science Education
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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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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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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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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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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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