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This study used scientometric methods to conduct an automatic content analysis on the development trends of science education research from the published articles in the four journals of International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Research in Science Education, andScience Education from 1990 to 2007. The multi-stage clustering technique was employed to investigate with what topics, to what development trends, and from whose contribution that the journal publications constructed as a science education research field. This study found that the research topic of Conceptual Change & Concept Mapping was the most studied topic, although the number of publications has slightly declined in the 2000’s. The studies in the themes of Professional Development, Nature of Science and Socio-Scientific Issues, and Conceptual Chang and Analogy were found to be gaining attention over the years. This study also found that, embedded in the most cited references, the supporting disciplines and theories of science education research are constructivist learning, cognitive psychology, pedagogy, and philosophy of science.
Jay L. Lemke27
Estimated H-index: 27
(City University of New York)
Forrest W. Young22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Robert M. Hamer56
Estimated H-index: 56
(VCU Medical Center)
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Edgar W. Jenkins22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Leeds)
This paper offers a personal overview of research in science education in Europe. It is suggested that such research is a relatively new domain, characterised by considerable diversity. The paper explores some of the institutional, conceptual and methodological dimensions of this diversity and identifies a number of issues around which science education in Europe might develop in the early years o...
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Jayashree Ramadas8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education),
Sugra Chunawala5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education)
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Robert Linn1
Estimated H-index: 1
Frederick Erickson27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Michigan State University)
This chapter reviews basic issues of theory and method in approaches to research on teaching that are alternatively called ethnographic, qualitative, participant observational, case study, symbolic interactionist, phenomenological, constructivist, or interpretive. These approaches are all slightly different, but each bears strong family resemblance to the others. The set of related approaches is r...
Rosalind Driver25
Estimated H-index: 25
(University of Leeds),
Edith Guesne2
Estimated H-index: 2
Andrée Tiberghien18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Children's ideas and the learning of science light electricity in simple circuits heat and temperature force and motion the gaseous state beyond appearances - the conservation of matter under physical and chemical transformations the Earth as a cosmic body some main features in children's ideas and implications for teaching.
Cited 834 Source
Irene vernersson1
Estimated H-index: 1
Cited 1569 Source
Helga Behrendt3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Kiel),
Helmut Dahncke3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Kiel),
Reinders Duit12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Kiel)
... (4 others)
Preface. Part 1: Views and Visions of Science Education Research. Science Education Researchers and Research in Transition: Issues and Policies D. Psillos. Research in Science Education in Europe: Retrospect and Prospect E.W. Jenkins. Science Content as Problematic - Issues for Research P.J. Fensham. Science Education Versus Science in the Academy: Questions - Discussion - Perspectives H. Dahncke,...
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Peter J. Fensham28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Monash University)
1 Science Education: What Defines a Field of Research?.- 2 Origins.- 3 The Researcher as Person.- 4 The Significance of Research.- 5 Major Influence on Research.- 6 Asking Questions.- 7 The Role of Theory.- 8 Methodology.- 9 Evidence of Progression.- 10 Focus on Content.- 11 Research to Practice.- 12 Gender and Science Education.- 13 Politics and Science Education.- 14 Science Education, Technolog...
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Der Begriff Nature of Science (NOS) wurde ursprunglich im Kontext der Wissenschaftstheorie und -philosophie etabliert. Er wurde dann in der fachdidaktischen Diskussion um naturwissenschaftliche Bildung aufgegriffen und Ende der 1990er-Jahre zu einem zentralen Diskussionsgegenstand. In diesem Beitrag wird zunachst vorgestellt, welche Bedeutung die Reflexion von NOS fur naturwissenschaftliche Bildun...
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Mansoor Niaz7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Universidad de Oriente)
Nature of science (NOS) is considered to be a controversial topic by historians, philosophers of science and science educators. It is paradoxical that we all teach science and still have difficulties in understanding what science is and how it develops and progresses. A major obstacle in understanding NOS is that science is primarily ‘unnatural’, that is it cannot be learned by a simple observatio...
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Mansoor Niaz30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Universidad de Oriente)
The traditional conception of science and science education considers that objectivity of scientific statements is ensured as these are based on experimental facts. History of science, however, shows that this inductivist stance is at best a fantasy. Objectivity consists in the willingness to abandon a set of preferences when faced with contrary evidence. Although objectivity is not synonymous wit...
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Nurcan Tekin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Aksaray University),
Oktay Aslan1
Estimated H-index: 1
Suleyman Yilmaz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Aksaray University)
Socioscientific issues (SSIs) have gained recently more importance in science education. SSIs are an important component of scientific literacy. SSIs are social dilemmas including conceptual or technological links to science. The present study aims to determine SSIs related research trends via content analyses of the articles published from 2004 to 2015 in five selected science education journals ...
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Miguel Cruz-Ramírez , Miguel Escalona-Reyes , Suitberto Cabrera-García (Polytechnic University of Valencia) ... (1 others)
This research consists of a statistical analysis of Cuban educational publications indexed in WoS and Scopus during the period 2003-2012. By means of a normalization procedure, keywords are classified according to the general categories of the ERIC thesaurus. The resulting data matrix comprised a total of 286 observations with 42 variables (41 general categories from the thesaurus plus the year of...
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2016 in Scientometrics [IF: 2.15]
Saikou Y. Diallo11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Old Dominion University),
Ross Gore6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Old Dominion University),
Jose J. Padilla8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Old Dominion University)
... (1 others)
Over the past six decades, Modeling and Simulation (MS (1) the establishment of M&S as its own discipline and the examination of its relationship with the sister disciplines of Computer Science and Systems Engineering over the last 60 years and (2) the examination of the contribution of M&S to the sciences as represented in the Public Library of Science.
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Chun Yen Chang25
Estimated H-index: 25
(National Taiwan Normal University),
Chien Hua Hsiao4
Estimated H-index: 4
(National Taiwan Normal University),
Yueh Hsia Chang5
Estimated H-index: 5
(National Taiwan Normal University)
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Tetsuya Nakatoh6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kyushu University),
Satoru Uchida5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Kyushu University),
Emi Ishita6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Kyushu University)
... (1 others)
When texts are mined for meaningful information, one important aspect is to construct a coding rule that categorizes key terms into several conceptual groups. Usually such a rule is human-made and tends to be subjective. The present study attempts to build coding rules automatically from the ISO~26000 document and compares the results with those obtained by creating the coding rules manually.
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Sibel Erduran3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Limerick),
Ebru Z. Mugaloglu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Boğaziçi University)
In this chapter, we review recent trends in the philosophy of chemistry and its applications in chemical education. Chemistry has maintained quite a peripheral existence in the philosophy of science for a long time, thus evading focused attention and critical analysis. However, since the 1990s an increasing number of books, journals, conferences and associations focused on philosophy of chemistry ...
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