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Professional Development and Teacher Change: The Missing Leadership Link
Professional development in science education aims to support teacher learning with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. A multitude of factors influence teacher change and theExpand
Teaching and Assessing Knowledge Integration in Science
Interactive visualizations combined with online inquiry and embedded assessments can deepen student understanding of complex ideas in science.
Evidence for effective uses of dynamic visualisations in science curriculum materials
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Meta-analysis is used to synthesise 47 independent comparisons between dynamic and static materials and 76 comparisons that test the effect of specific instructional scaffolds to show that dynamic visualisations are better than static visuals at promoting conceptual inferences about science. Expand
Supporting Knowledge Integration in Chemistry with a Visualization-Enhanced Inquiry Unit
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Results demonstrate that visualization-enhanced inquiry designed for knowledge integration can improve connections between observable and atomic-level phenomena and serve students well as they study subsequent topics in chemistry. Expand
The effects of augmented virtual science laboratories on middle school students' understanding of gas properties
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This paper investigates how combining physical and virtual experiences into augmented virtual science laboratories can help students build upon intuitive ideas and develop molecular-level explanations of macroscopic phenomena and uses the Frame, a sensor-augmented virtual lab that uses sensors as physical inputs to control scientific simulations. Expand
Sensor-Augmented Virtual Labs: Using Physical Interactions with Science Simulations to Promote Understanding of Gas Behavior
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The effect of augmenting a virtual lab with physical controls on high school chemistry students’ understanding of gas laws is explored and insight into incorporating mixed-reality technologies into authentic classroom settings is provided. Expand
Special Education Teachers' Nature of Science Instructional Experiences.
Special education teachers provide critical science instruction to students. However, little research investigates special education teacher beliefs and practices around science in general or theExpand
Knowledge Integration and Wise Engineering.
Recent efforts in engineering education focus on introducing engineering into secondary math and science courses to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education (NAS, 2010).Expand
WISEngineering: Supporting precollege engineering design and mathematical understanding
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Research on the development and pilot testing of WISEngineering, a new web-based engineering design learning environment, demonstrates that informed engineering design projects facilitated through the WIS engineering computer-based environment can help students learn Common Core mathematical concepts and principles and suggests that WISengineering projects can be particularly beneficial for at-risk and diverse student populations. Expand
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