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Journal of Science Education and Technology

2016 Volume 25, Number 2

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Number of articles: 14

  1. The Use of Mobile Learning in Science: A Systematic Review

    Helen Crompton, Diane Burke, Kristen H. Gregory & Catharina Gräbe

    The use of mobile learning in education is growing at an exponential rate. To best understand how mobile learning is being used, it is crucial to gain a collective understanding of the research... More

    pp. 149-160

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  2. Kinecting Physics: Conceptualization of Motion through Visualization and Embodiment

    Janice L. Anderson & Steven D. Wall

    The purpose of this work was to share our findings in using the Kinect technology to facilitate the understanding of basic kinematics with middle school science classrooms. This study marks the... More

    pp. 161-173

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  3. Inquiry-Based Science and Technology Enrichment Program for Middle School-Aged Female Students

    Hanna Kim

    This study investigates the effects of an intensive 1-week Inquiry-Based Science and Technology Enrichment Program (InSTEP) designed for middle school-aged female students. InSTEP uses a guided... More

    pp. 174-186

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  4. Investigating Students' Ideas about Buoyancy and the Influence of Haptic Feedback

    James Minogue & David Borland

    While haptics (simulated touch) represents a potential breakthrough technology for science teaching and learning, there is relatively little research into its differential impact in the context of ... More

    pp. 187-202

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  5. Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment of Plant Identification

    Ricardo Conejo, Juan Ignacio Garcia-Viñas, Aitor Gastón & Beatriz Barros

    Developing plant identification skills is an important part of the curriculum of any botany course in higher education. Frequent practice with dried and fresh plants is necessary to recognize the... More

    pp. 203-221

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  6. Using Biomedically Relevant Multimedia Content in an Introductory Physics Course for Life Science and Pre-Health Students

    Elliot Mylott, Ellynne Kutschera, Justin C. Dunlap, Warren Christensen & Ralf Widenhorn

    We will describe a one-quarter pilot algebra-based introductory physics course for pre-health and life science majors. The course features videos with biomedical experts and cogent biomedically... More

    pp. 222-231

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  7. Variation by Gender in Abu Dhabi High School Students' Interests in Physics

    Masood Badri, Karima Al Mazroui, Asma Al Rashedi & Guang Yang

    Abu Dhabi high school students' interest in physics in different contexts was investigated with a survey conducted in connection with the international project, The Relevance of Science Education (... More

    pp. 232-243

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  8. Communicating Science to Impact Learning? A Phenomenological Inquiry into 4th and 5th Graders' Perceptions of Science Information Sources

    Sevinc Gelmez Burakgazi, Ali Yildirim & Noah Weeth Feinstein

    Rooted in science education and science communication studies, this study examines 4th and 5th grade students' perceptions of science information sources (SIS) and their use in communicating... More

    pp. 244-262

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  9. Podcasts on Mobile Devices as a Read-Aloud Testing Accommodation in Middle School Science Assessment

    Don McMahon, Rachel Wright, David F. Cihak, Tara C. Moore & Richard Lamb

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a digitized podcast to deliver read-aloud testing accommodations on mobile devices to students with disabilities and reading difficulties. The... More

    pp. 263-273

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  10. Review and Discussion of Children's Conceptions of Computers

    Michael T. Rücker & Niels Pinkwart

    Today's children grow up surrounded by computers. They observe them, interact with them and, as a consequence, start forming conceptions of how they work and what they can do. Any constructivist... More

    pp. 274-283

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  11. Identifying 21st Century STEM Competencies Using Workplace Data

    Hyewon Jang

    Gaps between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and required workplace skills have been identified in industry, academia, and government. Educators acknowledge the... More

    pp. 284-301

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  12. Transforming a Traditional Inquiry-Based Science Unit into a STEM Unit for Elementary Pre-Service Teachers: A View from the Trenches

    Matthew Schmidt & Lori Fulton

    The need to prepare students with twenty-first-century skills through STEM-related teaching is strong, especially at the elementary level. However, most teacher education preparation programs do... More

    pp. 302-315

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  13. The Impact of Computational Experiment and Formative Assessment in Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Approach in STEM Education

    Sarantos Psycharis

    In this study, an instructional design model, based on the computational experiment approach, was employed in order to explore the effects of the formative assessment strategies and scientific... More

    pp. 316-326

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  14. The Intellectual Structure of Research on Educational Technology in Science Education (ETiSE): A Co-Citation Network Analysis of Publications in Selected Journals (2008-2013)

    Kai-Yu Tang & Chin-Chung Tsai

    The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the intellectual structure of the research on educational technology in science education (ETiSE) within the most recent years (2008-2013). Based on... More

    pp. 327-344

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