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Journal of Science Education and Technology

2016 Volume 25, Number 4

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Using the Bifocal Modeling Framework to Resolve "Discrepant Events" between Physical Experiments and Virtual Models in Biology

    Paulo Blikstein, Tamar Fuhrmann & Shima Salehi

    In this paper, we investigate an approach to supporting students' learning in science through a combination of physical experimentation and virtual modeling. We present a study that utilizes a... More

    pp. 513-526

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  2. Teachers' Organization of Participation Structures for Teaching Science with Computer Technology

    Karthigeyan Subramaniam

    This paper describes a qualitative study that investigated the nature of the participation structures and how the participation structures were organized by four science teachers when they... More

    pp. 527-540

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  3. Introducing Large-Scale Innovation in Schools

    Sofoklis Sotiriou, Katherina Riviou, Stephanos Cherouvis, Eleni Chelioti & Franz X. Bogner

    Education reform initiatives tend to promise higher effectiveness in classrooms especially when emphasis is given to e-learning and digital resources. Practical changes in classroom realities or... More

    pp. 541-549

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  4. STEM Integration in Middle School Life Science: Student Learning and Attitudes

    S. Selcen Guzey, Tamara J. Moore, Michael Harwell & Mario Moreno

    In many countries around the world, there has been an increasing emphasis on improving science education. Recent reform efforts in the USA call for teachers to integrate scientific and engineering ... More

    pp. 550-560

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  5. The Psychometric Properties of Classroom Response System Data: A Case Study

    Gerd Kortemeyer

    Classroom response systems (often referred to as "clickers") have slowly gained adoption over the recent decade; however, critics frequently doubt their pedagogical value starting with... More

    pp. 561-574

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  6. Use of the "Moodle" Platform to Promote an Ongoing Learning When Lecturing General Physics in the Physics, Mathematics and Electronic Engineering Programmes at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU

    Gabriel A. López, Jon Sáenz, Aritz Leonardo & Idoia G. Gurtubay

    The "Moodle" platform has been used to put into practice an ongoing evaluation of the students' Physics learning process. The evaluation has been done on the frame of the course General... More

    pp. 575-589

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  7. Design and Application of Interactive Simulations in Problem-Solving in University-Level Physics Education

    Mikel Ceberio, José Manuel Almudí & Ángel Franco

    In recent years, interactive computer simulations have been progressively integrated in the teaching of the sciences and have contributed significant improvements in the teaching-learning process. ... More

    pp. 590-609

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  8. Promoting Conceptual Change for Complex Systems Understanding: Outcomes of an Agent-Based Participatory Simulation

    Christopher A. Rates, Bridget K. Mulvey & David F. Feldon

    Components of complex systems apply across multiple subject areas, and teaching these components may help students build unifying conceptual links. Students, however, often have difficulty learning... More

    pp. 610-627

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  9. Effects of the Integrated Online Advance Organizer Teaching Materials on Students' Science Achievement and Attitude

    Fikret Korur, Sacip Toker & Ali Eryilmaz

    This two-group quasi-experimental study investigated the effects of the Online Advance Organizer Concept Teaching Material (ONACOM) integrated with inquiry teaching and expository teaching methods.... More

    pp. 628-640

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  10. Three-Dimensional Display Technologies for Anatomical Education: A Literature Review

    Matthew Hackett & Michael Proctor

    Anatomy is a foundational component of biological sciences and medical education and is important for a variety of clinical tasks. To augment current curriculum and improve students' spatial... More

    pp. 641-654

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  11. The (De-)Evolution of Evolution Games: A Content Analysis of the Representation of Evolution through Natural Selection in Digital Games

    Alex P. Leith, Rabindra A. Ratan & Donghee Yvette Wohn

    Given the diversity and complexity of education game mechanisms and topics, this article contributes to a theoretical understanding of how game mechanisms "map" to educational topics... More

    pp. 655-664

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  12. Measuring Graph Comprehension, Critique, and Construction in Science

    Kevin Lai, Julio Cabrera, Jonathan M. Vitale, Jacquie Madhok, Robert Tinker & Marcia C. Linn

    Interpreting and creating graphs plays a critical role in scientific practice. The K-12 Next Generation Science Standards call for students to use graphs for scientific modeling, reasoning, and... More

    pp. 665-681

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  13. Closing the Gaps and Filling the STEM Pipeline: A Multidisciplinary Approach

    Peggy Doerschuk, Cristian Bahrim, Jennifer Daniel, Joseph Kruger, Judith Mann & Cristopher Martin

    There is a growing demand for degreed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals, but the production of degreed STEM students is not keeping pace. Problems exist at every... More

    pp. 682-695

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