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University of Nevada Las Vegas
Examination of Changes in Prospective Elementary Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs in Science and Exploration of Factors Meditating that Change
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 20, No. 6 (December 2011) pp. 750–760
Epistemological beliefs refer to an individual's thinking and beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing. The present study examined two research questions: (1) how do prospective elementary teachers' epistemological beliefs in science change ...
Searching for Components of Conceptual Ecology that Mediate Development of Epistemological Beliefs in Science
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 20, No. 6 (December 2011) pp. 743–749
This paper articulates the importance of epistemological beliefs (EBs) and draws a parallel between EBs literature in educational psychology and nature of science (NOS) literature in science education. The paper stresses that EBs in science and NOS...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 15, No. 5 (December 2006) pp. 399–408
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development process and the key components of a computer-assisted histology material. Computer-assisted histology material is designed to supplement traditional histology education in a large Midwestern...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2618–2625
This study aimed to address the general concern that games and simulations are not necessarily linked to scientific content, nor do they necessarily promote scientific understanding. In the worst case, games or simulations like Spore may be based on ...
Breaking SPORE: Building Instructional Value in Science Education using a Commercial, Off-the Shelf Game
Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb 09, 2016) pp. 63–73
This investigation explored an alternative method of technology integration and ways to enable educators to judiciously use a wider range of games in their classrooms. Although many games have been created with educational objectives in mind (e.g.,...
Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age Vol. 1, No. 1 (Feb 09, 2016) pp. 12–17
This paper describes the details of an intensive one-day robotics workshop designed to introduce the basics of educational robotics to 10 Ugandan secondary information technology teachers. At the end of the workshop, a survey was administered to the ...
Examining the Impact of a Computational Thinking Intervention on Pre-service Elementary Science Teachers’ Computational Thinking Teaching Efficacy Beliefs, Interest and Confidence
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 38, No. 4 (October 2019) pp. 385–392
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) are the driving forces of the United States prosperity. While there is a high demand to close the gap in STEM+CS jobs, there is little research in K-12, especially in K-5...
Engaging Elementary and Middle School Students in Robotics through Hummingbird Kit with Snap! Visual Programming Language
Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age Vol. 1, No. 2 (Jul 15, 2016) pp. 20–26
The purpose of this paper is to describe how Hummingbird robotics kit with Snap! programing language was used to introduce basics of robotics to elementary and middle school students. Each student in the robotics program built a robot. The robot...
Aras Bozkurt; Ela Akgun-Ozbek; Sibel Yilmazel; Erdem Erdogdu; Hasan Ucar; Emel Guler; Sezan Sezgin; Abdulkadir Karadeniz; Nazife Sen-Ersoy; Nil Goksel-Canbek; Gokhan Deniz Dincer; Suleyman Ari; Cengiz Hakan Aydin
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 16, No. 1 (Feb 11, 2015) pp. 330–363
This study intends to explore the current trends in the field of distance education research during the period of 2009-2013. The trends were identified by an extensive review of seven peer reviewed scholarly journals: "The American Journal of...