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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 weaknesses 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. Socioscientific Decision Making and the Ocean: A Case Study of 7th Grade Life Science Students
  2. Effects of Cooperative Learning Strategy on Junior Secondary School Students Achievement in Integrated Science
  3. The Contribution of Science Stories Accompanied by Story Mapping to Students’ Images of Biological Science and Scientists
  4. Students’ Considerations of Archimedes Law - Use of Historic Introduction in Science Teaching
  5. The Achievement of Student Subgroups on Science Performance Assessments in Inquiry-Based Classrooms
  6. Identifying Valuable Components of Student Behavior: Things They Do Right When They Solve Wrong
  7. Is There Something Useful In Students’ Mistakes? : A Cognitive Resources-Based Approach
  8. Factors That Influence Sense of Place as a Learning Outcome and Assessment Measure of Place-Based Geoscience Teaching
  9. Concept Maps as Tools for Assessing Students’ Epistemologies of Science
  10. A Comparison of Student Learning in STS vs Those in Directed Inquiry Classes
  11. The Suitability of External Control-Groups for Empirical Control Purposes:a Cautionary Story in Science Education Research
  12. The Origin and Extent of Student’s Understandings: The Effect of
    Various Kinds of Factors in Conceptual Understanding
    in Volcanism
  13. Learning Junior Secondary Science through Multi-Modal Representations
  14. Adolescent Students’ Images of an Environmental Scientist:
    An Opportunity for Constructivist Teaching
  15. *Sisters in Sport Science: A Sport-Oriented Science and Mathematics Enrichment Program
  16. Students' Problem Solving Strategies in Stoichiometry and their Relationships to Conceptual Understanding and Learning Approaches
  17. No Time for Venus Flytraps: Effects of End-of-Course Testing
    on Biology Curriculum in Two States
  18. *Promoting Science Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners
  19. Visual Thinking Networking Promotes Problem Solving Achievement
    for 9th Grade Earth Science Students1
  20. Which Comes First: Computer Simulation of Dissection or a Traditional Laboratory Practical Method of Dissection
  21. Standardized Testing in Physics via the World Wide Web
  22. The Tension Between HyperText Environments and Science Learning
  23. 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
  24. The Use of the National Science Education Standards to
    Critique a Standardized High School Biology Examination
  25. High School Students' Perceptions of Evolutionary Theory