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Science Education Research Article Review Activity

The purpose of this activity is to re-immerse you in the world of science education research.  

Instructions:  Work in your research group on this activity.  
  1. Choose an article from the list below.  You do not need to print out your article.
  2. Take about 15 minutes to scan the article, paying special attention to the following:
    • the abstract
    • the research design and data collected
    • any tables or figures
    • results and conclusions
  3. Come up with strengths and weakeness of the study and post these, along with the link to your article on our Discussion Board in BlackBoard.  
  4. After posting your review, view the reviews from other groups.  
Selected science education research articles from the Electronic Journal of Science Education:

  1. The Suitability of External Control-Groups for Empirical Control Purposes:a Cautionary Story in Science Education Research
  2. The Origin and Extent of Student’s Understandings: The Effect of
    Various Kinds of Factors in Conceptual Understanding
    in Volcanism
  3. Learning Junior Secondary Science through Multi-Modal Representations
  4. Adolescent Students’ Images of an Environmental Scientist:
    An Opportunity for Constructivist Teaching
  5. *Sisters in Sport Science: A Sport-Oriented Science and Mathematics Enrichment Program
  6. Students' Problem Solving Strategies in Stoichiometry and their Relationships to Conceptual Understanding and Learning Approaches
  7. No Time for Venus Flytraps: Effects of End-of-Course Testing
    on Biology Curriculum in Two States
  8. *Promoting Science Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners
  9. Visual Thinking Networking Promotes Problem Solving Achievement
    for 9th Grade Earth Science Students1
  10. Which Comes First: Computer Simulation of Dissection or a Traditional Laboratory Practical Method of Dissection
  11. Standardized Testing in Physics via the World Wide Web
  12. The Tension Between HyperText Environments and Science Learning
  13. The Effects of English Language Proficiency and Scientific Reasoning Skills on the Acquisition of Science Content Knowledge by Hispanic English Language Learners and Native English Language Speaking Students
  14. The Use of the National Science Education Standards to
    Critique a Standardized High School Biology Examination
  15. High School Students' Perceptions of Evolutionary Theory
  16. Teachers’ Beliefs About Accommodating Students’ Learning Styles In Science Classes