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Journal of Science Education and Technology

February 2014 Volume 23, Number 1

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Number of articles: 15

  1. Closing the Gap between Attitudes and Perceptions about ICY-Enhanced Learning among Pre-Service STEM Teachers

    Miri Barak

    The goal of this study was to examine pre-service STEM teachers' attitudes and perceptions about the effectiveness of various learning methods and, in specific, the use of information and... More

    pp. 1-14

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  2. Enhancing Students' Learning Process through Self-Generated Tests

    Marcos Sanchez-Elez, Inmaculada Pardines, Pablo Garcia, Guadalupe Miñana, Sara Roman, Margarita Sanchez & Jose Luis Risco

    The use of new technologies in higher education has surprisingly emphasized students' tendency to adopt a passive behavior in class. Participation and interaction of students are essential to ... More

    pp. 15-25

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  3. Scientific Investigations of Elementary School Children

    Nicos Valanides, Maria Papageorgiou & Charoula Angeli

    The study provides evidence concerning elementary school children's ability to conduct a scientific investigation. Two hundred and fifty sixth-grade students and 248 fourth-grade students were... More

    pp. 26-36

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  4. Supporting Knowledge Integration in Chemistry with a Visualization-Enhanced Inquiry Unit

    Jennifer L. Chiu & Marcia C. Linn

    This paper describes the design and impact of an inquiry-oriented online curriculum that takes advantage of dynamic molecular visualizations to improve students' understanding of chemical... More

    pp. 37-58

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  5. A Classroom-Based Distributed Workflow Initiative for the Early Involvement of Undergraduate Students in Scientific Research

    Jon M. Friedrich

    Engaging freshman and sophomore students in meaningful scientific research is challenging because of their developing skill set and their necessary time commitments to regular classwork. A project ... More

    pp. 59-66

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  6. Question Asking in the Science Classroom: Teacher Attitudes and Practices

    Haim Eshach, Yair Dor-Ziderman & Yana Yefroimsky

    Despite the wide agreement among educators that classroom learning and teaching processes can gain much from student and teacher questions, their potential is not fully utilized. Adopting the view ... More

    pp. 67-81

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  7. The Use and Effectiveness of an Argumentation and Evaluation Intervention in Science Classes

    Janis A. Bulgren, James D. Ellis & Janet G. Marquis

    This study explored teachers' use of the Argumentation and Evaluation Intervention (AEI) and associated graphic organizer to enhance the performance of students in middle and secondary science... More

    pp. 82-97

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  8. Measuring Student Attitude and Knowledge in Technology-Rich Biology Classrooms

    Lisa Incantalupo, David F. Treagust & Rekha Koul

    The use of technology in schools is now ubiquitous, but the effectiveness on the learning environment has mixed results. This paper describes the development and validation of an instrument to... More

    pp. 98-107

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  9. Evaluating a Contextual-Based Course on Data Analysis for the Physics Laboratory

    Ida Kukliansky & Haim Eshach

    The interpretation of data and construction and understanding of graphs are central practices in science; therefore, an important skill needed in the undergraduate physics laboratory is the ability... More

    pp. 108-115

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  10. Urban High School Students' IT/STEM Learning: Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry- and Design-Based Afterschool Program

    Mesut Duran, Margret Höft, Dan B. Lawson, Brahim Medjahed & Elsayed A. Orady

    This exploratory study examines the impact of a collaborative inquiry- and design-based afterschool program on urban high school students' IT/STEM learning--using information technology (IT)... More

    pp. 116-137

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  11. A Controlled Evaluation of a High School Biomedical Pipeline Program: Design and Methods

    Marilyn A. Winkleby, Judith Ned, David Ahn, Alana Koehler, Kathleen Fagliano & Casey Crump

    Given limited funding for school-based science education, non-school-based programs have been developed at colleges and universities to increase the number of students entering science- and health-... More

    pp. 138-144

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  12. A Meta-Analysis Method to Advance Design of Technology-Based Learning Tool: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research to Understand Learning in Relation to Different Technology Features

    Lin Zhang

    Educators design and create various technology tools to scaffold students' learning. As more and more technology designs are incorporated into learning, growing attention has been paid to the ... More

    pp. 145-159

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  13. Assessing Scientific Practices Using Machine-Learning Methods: How Closely Do They Match Clinical Interview Performance?

    Elizabeth P. Beggrow, Minsu Ha, Ross H. Nehm, Dennis Pearl & William J. Boone

    The landscape of science education is being transformed by the new "Framework for Science Education" (National Research Council, "A framework for K-12 science education: practices,... More

    pp. 160-182

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  14. Whole Class Dialogic Discussion Meets Taiwan's Physics Teachers: Attitudes and Culture

    Haim Eshach, Hsin-Kai Wu, Fu-Kwun Hwang & Ying-Shao Hsu

    There is a distance between the power that whole class dialogic discussions (WCDD) may offer to the science class and their use in practice. Teachers' attitudes toward WCDD are part of the... More

    pp. 183-197

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  15. Undergraduates' Attitudes toward Science and Their Epistemological Beliefs: Positive Effects of Certainty and Authority Beliefs

    Gavin W. Fulmer

    Attitudes toward science are an important aspect of students' persistence in school science and interest in pursuing future science careers, but students' attitudes typically decline over... More

    pp. 198-206

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