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Journal of Science Education and Technology

December 2014 Volume 23, Number 6

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Number of articles: 11

  1. High School Student Perceptions of the Utility of the Engineering Design Process: Creating Opportunities to Engage in Engineering Practices and Apply Math and Science Content

    Leema Berland, Rebecca Steingut & Pat Ko

    Research and policy documents increasingly advocate for incorporating engineering design into K-12 classrooms in order to accomplish two goals: (1) provide an opportunity to engage with science... More

    pp. 705-720

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  2. Stereoscopy in Static Scientific Imagery in an Informal Education Setting: Does It Matter?

    C Aaron Price, H-S Lee & K Malatesta

    Stereoscopic technology (3D) is rapidly becoming ubiquitous across research, entertainment and informal educational settings. Children of today may grow up never knowing a time when movies,... More

    pp. 721-734

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  3. Is Science Me? Exploring Middle School Students' STE-M Career Aspirations

    Pamela R. Aschbacher, Marsha Ing & Sherry M. Tsai

    This study explores middle school students' aspirations in science, technology, engineering, and medical (STE-M) careers by analyzing survey data during their eighth and ninth grade years from... More

    pp. 735-743

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  4. Technology Integration in a Science Classroom: Preservice Teachers' Perceptions

    Abeera P. Rehmat & Janelle M. Bailey

    The challenge of preparing students for the information age has prompted administrators to increase technology in the public schools. Yet despite the increased availability of technology in schools... More

    pp. 744-755

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  5. Virtual Microscopy: A Useful Tool for Meeting Evolving Challenges in the Veterinary Medical Curriculum

    Lori R. Kogan, Kristy L. Dowers, Jacey R. Cerda, Regina M. Schoenfeld-Tacher & Sherry M. Stewart

    Veterinary schools, similar to many professional health programs, face a myriad of evolving challenges in delivering their professional curricula including expansion of class size, costs to... More

    pp. 756-762

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  6. Correcting Students' Misconceptions about Automobile Braking Distances and Video Analysis Using Interactive Program Tracker

    Peter Hockicko, Beáta Trpišová & Ján Ondruš

    The present paper informs about an analysis of students' conceptions about car braking distances and also presents one of the novel methods of learning: an interactive computer program Tracker... More

    pp. 763-776

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  7. A Comparative Investigation on the Learning Efficacy of Mechatronic Technology between Academic and Vocational High School Students

    Min Jou, Chen-Kang Hung & Shih-Hung Lai

    Universities in Taiwan can be divided into two major categories of comprehensive universities and technological universities. Students studying engineering majors in comprehensive universities are ... More

    pp. 777-783

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  8. Analysis of the Decline in Interest Towards School Science and Technology from Grades 5 through 11

    Patrice Potvin & Abdelkrim Hasni

    Interest in school science and technology (S&T) remains an important issue as it is linked to achievement and the intention to pursue studies or careers in S&T. Around the world, a number... More

    pp. 784-802

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  9. Are Virtual Labs as Effective as Hands-on Labs for Undergraduate Physics? A Comparative Study at Two Major Universities

    Marjorie Darrah, Roxann Humbert, Jeanne Finstein, Marllin Simon & John Hopkins

    Most physics professors would agree that the lab experiences students have in introductory physics are central to the learning of the concepts in the course. It is also true that these physics labs... More

    pp. 803-814

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  10. Getting Students Outside: Using Technology as a Way to Stimulate Engagement

    Carrie J. Boyce, Chandrani Mishra, Kristy L. Halverson & Aimée K. Thomas

    Informal environments provide students with unique experiences that allow them to actively participate in activities while promoting a positive attitude toward and an increased interest in science.... More

    pp. 815-826

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  11. English for Scientific Purposes (EScP): Technology, Trends, and Future Challenges for Science Education

    Gi-Zen Liu, Wan-Yu Chiu, Chih-Chung Lin & Neil E. Barrett

    To date, the concept of English for Specific Purposes has brought about a great impact on English language learning across various disciplines, including those in science education. Hence, this... More

    pp. 827-839

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