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Journal of Science Education and Technology

August 2012 Volume 21, Number 4

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Diversity or Difference? New Research Supports the Case for a Cultural Perspective on Women in Computing

    Carol Frieze, Jeria L. Quesenberry, Elizabeth Kemp & Anthony Velazquez

    Gender difference approaches to the participation of women in computing have not provided adequate explanations for women's declining interest in computer science (CS) and related technical fields.... More

    pp. 423-439

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  2. Using Interactive Technology to Support Students' Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

    Keisha Varma & Marcia C. Linn

    In this work, we examine middle school students' understanding of the greenhouse effect and global warming. We designed and refined a technology-enhanced curriculum module called "Global Warming:... More

    pp. 453-464

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  3. A Conceptual Framework for Organizing Active Learning Experiences in Biology Instruction

    Joel Gardner & Brian R. Belland

    Introductory biology courses form a cornerstone of undergraduate instruction. However, the predominantly used lecture approach fails to produce higher-order biology learning. Research shows that... More

    pp. 465-475

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  4. Using the Cognitive Apprenticeship Web-Based Argumentation System to Improve Argumentation Instruction

    Chun-Yen Tsai, Brady Michael Jack, Tai-Chu Huang & Jin-Tan Yang

    This study investigated how the instruction of argumentation skills could be promoted by using an online argumentation system. This system entitled "Cognitive Apprenticeship Web-based Argumentation... More

    pp. 476-486

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  5. Parenting Style as a Moderator for Students' Academic Achievement

    Zahari Ishak, Suet Fin Low & Poh Li Lau

    Parenting styles have always been a crucial factor in influencing all aspects of a person's development. The purpose of this study is to test the structural equation model of academic achievement... More

    pp. 487-493

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  6. I Get to Use an iPod in School? Using Technology-Based Advance Organizers to Support the Academic Success of English Learners

    Elsa S. Billings & Carla Mathison

    This study investigated the impact of technology-based advance organizers (TBAOs) on the academic performance of 240 4th grade English learners (ELs) participating in a science class in School in... More

    pp. 494-503

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  7. Inquiry Resources Collection as a Boundary Object Supporting Meaningful Collaboration in a Wiki-Based Scientist-Teacher Community

    Hye Jeong Kim & Bruce Herbert

    Different interpretations of scientific inquiry exist between the two different communities of scientists and science teachers. Thus, in order to achieve a successful partnership between science... More

    pp. 504-512

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  8. Investigating a Method of Scaffolding Student-Designed Experiments

    Kelly Morgan & David W. Brooks

    The process of designing an experiment is a difficult one. Students often struggle to perform such tasks as the design process places a large cognitive load on students. Scaffolding is the process ... More

    pp. 513-522

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