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Phases of inquiry-based learning: Definitions and the inquiry cycle
Inquiry-based learning is gaining popularity in science curricula, international research and development projects as well as teaching. One of the underlying reasons is that its success can beExpand
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Comparing and combining real and virtual experimentation: an effort to enhance students' conceptual understanding of electric circuits
  • Z. Zacharia
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Comput. Assist. Learn.
  • 1 April 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate value of combining Real Experimentation with Virtual Experimentation (VE) with respect to changes in students' conceptual understanding of electric circuits. Expand
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Beliefs, attitudes, and intentions of science teachers regarding the educational use of computer simulations and inquiry‐based experiments in physics
The purpose of this study was to investigate (a) what effect the use of interactive computer-based simulations (ICBSs), the use of laboratory inquiry-based experiments (LIBEs), and the use ofExpand
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Physical versus Virtual Manipulative Experimentation in Physics Learning.
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate whether physical or virtual manipulative experimentation can differentiate physics learning. There were four experimental conditions, namely PhysicalExpand
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Urban Middle-School Students' Attitudes Toward a Defined Science
Recent studies have shown that urban students and students of color have exceptionally negative attitudes toward school science and their futures in that field as compared with white students andExpand
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Peer versus expert feedback: An investigation of the quality of peer feedback among secondary school students
We evaluated both quantitative (grades) and qualitative (written comments) feedback on student science web-portfolios to assess the quality of peer feedback. Expand
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Blending Physical and Virtual Manipulatives: An Effort to Improve Students' Conceptual Understanding through Science Laboratory Experimentation
This study aimed to investigate the effect of experimenting with physical manipulatives (PM), virtual manipulatives (VM), and a blended combination of PM and VM on undergraduate students'Expand
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The effects of an interactive computer-based simulation prior to performing a laboratory inquiry-based experiment on science teachers' conceptual understanding of physics
This paper investigated how use of an Interactive Computer-Based Simulation (ICBS) prior to performing a Laboratory Inquiry-Based Experiment (LIBE), in a conceptually oriented physics course, affectsExpand
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Modeling-based learning in science education: cognitive, metacognitive, social, material and epistemological contributions
Models and modeling are considered integral parts of scientific literacy, reflecting educators’ efforts to introduce and engage students in authentic scientific inquiry through Modeling-basedExpand
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Is physicality an important aspect of learning through science experimentation among kindergarten students
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate whether physicality (actual and active touch of concrete material), as such, is a necessity for science experimentation learning at theExpand
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