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Open Access 10-06-2024

Scaffolding Pre-service Science Teachers’ Problem-Solving Strategies in a Methane Gas Detector Task Within an Earthquake-Robotics PD Course

Educational robotics (ER) has the potential to be a novel approach to teaching geohazards such as earthquakes at the college level. ER, which provides learners with problem-solving settings, requires proficiency in content knowledge and practical …

Salih Cepni, Mirac Aydin, Mimin Iryanti, Salih Birisci

Open Access 08-06-2024

Improving 6th Grade Students’ Creative Problem Solving Skills Through Plugged and Unplugged Computational Thinking Approaches

In the digital age in which we live, one of the primary goals of education is to nurture individuals who are capable of thinking creatively, solving problems, and being innovative and productive. Computational thinking is an analytical process …

Aydan AYTEKİN, Mustafa Sami TOPÇU

Open Access 06-06-2024

Technology Acceptance When Teaching Climate Change

Climate change is a pressing global challenge for humanity, which should be adequately represented in the educational system. However, teachers face a significant challenge due to the vast amount of data and information about climate change …

Shelley Rap, Ron Blonder

Open Access 06-06-2024

Youths’ Investigations of Critical Urban Forestry Through Multimodal Sensemaking

A growing body of research suggests that digital multimodal composing can provide students multiple points of entry for making sense of local climate change issues and sharing their voices through digital activism. Building upon this scholarship …

Blaine E. Smith, Heidi B. Carlone, Hannah Ziegler, Yelena Janumyan, Zachary Conley, Jingyi Chen, Tessaly Jen


Using Simulations to Support Students’ Conceptual Development Related to Wildfire Hazards and Risks from an Experiential Learning Perspective

From the experiential learning perspective, this study investigates middle and high school students (n = 1009) who used an online module to learn about wildfire hazards, risks, and impacts through computational simulations of wildfire phenomena.

Trudi Lord, Paul Horwitz, Hee-Sun Lee, Amy Pallant, Christopher Lore


The Effect of Using Questioning Strategies in Scientific Inquiry Videos on Elementary Students

The study examines the effects of different questioning strategies on elementary school students regarding scientific knowledge, views of scientific inquiry, and scientific inquiry skills during scientific inquiry video learning. A …

Hsin-Wen Hu, Chiung-Hui Chiu


How Do Students Respond to the Intended Affordance of Augmented Reality Dinosaur Exhibits in a Science Museum?

As augmented reality (AR) gains prevalence, various AR exhibits are being installed in science museums. However, few research has thus far examined the extent to which these exhibits can improve visitors’ learning. This study qualitatively …

Seok-Hyun Ga, Hyun-Jung Cha, Hye-Gyoung Yoon


Perspectives of the Eye-Tracking Application to Understand Access to Representational Levels in Chemistry

According to several studies, the three levels of representation in chemistry are the fundamental aspects of effective learning and understanding of chemistry. In this study, we aim to illustrate how students identify changes in the matter using …

Solange W. Locatelli, Larissa Souza de Oliveira, Raimundo da Silva S. Junior, João R. Sato

Open Access 24-05-2024

How Do Teachers Collaborate in Informal Professional Learning Activities? An Epistemic Network Analysis

Teachers turn to many sources for support and professional learning, including social media-based communities that have shown promise to help teachers access resources and facilitate productive exchanges. Although such online communities show …

Tim Fütterer, Yoana Omarchevska, Joshua M. Rosenberg, Christian Fischer


A Study on the Effects of Using the 6E Model and a Robot Teaching Assistant on Junior High School Students’ STEM Knowledge, Learning Motivation, and Hands-on Performance

The integration of education and robotics has emerged as a crucial development in the technological landscape. This study focuses on the use of a robot teaching assistant to enhance the learning efficiency of 8th-grade students in hands-on STEM …

Hsien-Sheng Hsiao, Jhen-Han Chen, Tze-ling Chang, Po-Hsun Li, Guang-Han Chung

Open Access 16-05-2024 | Correction

Correction: Analyzing the Effective Use of Augmented Reality Glasses in University Physics Laboratory Courses for the Example Topic of Optical Polarization

Daniel Laumann, Paul Schlummer, Adrian Abazi, Rasmus Borkamp, Jonas Lauströer, Wolfram Pernice, Carsten Schuck, Reinhard Schulz-Schaeffer, Stefan Heusler


The Impact of Team Synchrony on Argument Construction and Science Knowledge Acquisition: Insights from a Science Learning Game

Collaborative problem-solving (CPS) includes multiple socio-cognitive processes that can be challenging to investigate. Constructing arguments is a key practice at the intersection of CPS and science learning. To understand how students construct …

Lili Yan, Chungsoo Na, Jina Kang


Analyzing Children’s Viewing Behaviors in Science Demonstrations with and Without Interactive E-Book Support

This study explored the impact of interactive e-books on the viewing behaviors of children in science demonstrations at museums. To conduct this study, an interactive e-book on a pendulum experiment was developed and integrated into a physical …

Zi-Ning Huang, Hsiang-Wei Chen, Chiu-Lin Lai

Open Access 11-05-2024

Gender Perspectives on Role Models: Insights from STEM Students and Professionals

Qualified professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM education are in increasingly short supply globally. Role models can help increase women’s representation in STEM, both at entry and senior levels. The …

Marina Tal, Rea Lavi, Shari Reiss, Yehudit Judy Dori

Open Access 07-05-2024

Feedback Through Digital Application Affordances and Teacher Practice

Assessment feedback is an essential way to promote student learning. Students and teachers may benefit from educational technologies during the feedback process. The purpose of this study was to identify the feedback dimensions that were fulfilled …

Nilay Muslu, Marcelle A. Siegel


Remote Blended Game-Based Learning: Integrating Synchronous Game-Based Learning with Asynchronous Inquiry-Based Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn the attention of educators to the blended learning model. This study developed a remote blended game-based learning activity that integrates digital game–based learning (DGBL) and blended learning (including online …

Cheng-Tai Li, Huei-Tse Hou


Designing Computer Vision Support for Science Practical Work: A Qualitative Investigation into the Noticing Practices and Support Preferences of Science Teachers

With teachers continuing to report challenges in classroom management and difficulties in implementing scientific inquiry, the current manner in which science practical work is conducted in schools suggests the need for added teacher support. In …

Edwin Chng


Collections of Practice as High-Level Activity in a Digital Interest-Based Science Community

The theoretical framework of communities of practice (CoP) is often used for framing research into online communities. However, there is an absence of measures and empirical work that evaluates knowledge-sharing within such communities. This …

Lisa Lundgren, Kent J. Crippen

Open Access 05-04-2024

Elementary Students’ Use of Mechanistic Reasoning to Explain Community-Connected Engineering Design Solutions

Mechanistic reasoning about an artifact or system involves thinking about its underlying entities and the properties, activities, and cause-effect relationships of those entities. Previous studies of children’s mechanistic reasoning about …

Mustafa Sami Topçu, Kristen Bethke Wendell, Chelsea Joy Andrews

Open Access 02-04-2024

Development and Application of a Domain-Specific TPACK Questionnaire—Findings from a Longitudinal Study on Teaching Human Biology Using Digital Tools

There are several specific digital tools now that have transformed the way science is taught. Correspondingly, teacher education programs have changed, and now they increasingly address the development of technology-related professional content …

Leona Mölgen, Roman Asshoff, Benedikt Heuckmann