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  1. 27 May 2022 Journal Article Public Understanding of Science

    Engagement patterns with female and male scientists on Facebook

    Informal environments and Science communication
    Abstract

    Social networks are becoming powerful agents mediating between science and the public. Considering the public tendency to associate science with men makes investigating representations of female scientists in social media important. Here we set out to find whether the commenting patterns to text-based science communication are similar. To examine these, we collected

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  2. 27 May 2022 Journal Article Journal of Science Education and Technology

    IoT in Project-Based Biology Learning: Students’ Experiences and Skill Development

    Dina Tsybulsky, Erez Sinai
    Curriculum and Teaching Methods
    Sociocultural, affect and diversity
    Biology
    Abstract

    This article presents a case study of the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) in high-school biology project-based learning. The study’s main goal was to conduct an in-depth, qualitative examination of the students’ experiences and the development of their skills over the course of this project. The following research questions were formulated: (1) What were

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  3. 23 May 2022 Journal Article Journalism Practice

    Peripheral Science Journalism: Scientists and Journalists Dancing on the Same Floor

    Avshalom Ginosar, Ifat Zimmerman, Tali Tal
    Informal environments and Science communication
    Abstract

    This study identifies the journalistic features of four Israeli science-news websites and suggests a conceptual framework for describing and analyzing different channels of science communication. Findings show how these websites, while employing scientists as reporters, adopt journalistic practices in producing, presenting, and disseminating science news on various

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  4. 13 May 2022 Journal Article International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education

    When the Problem Seems Answerable yet the Solution is Unavailable: Affective Reactions Around an Impasse in Mathematical Discourse

    Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim, Jason Cooper
    Mathematics
    Abstract

    Situations where students encounter mathematical "impasses" – instances where their current discourse is incommensurable with the discourse demanded to solve a task – have the potential to stir emotional responses of different types. They can engender feelings of confusion and bafflement, or even embarrassment, or alternatively open students' curiosity to the ways by

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  5. 26 Apr 2022 Journal Article Journal of Science Education and Technology

    Location-Based Learning and Its Effect on Students’ Understanding of Newton’s Laws of Motion

    Curriculum and Teaching Methods
    Learning Environments
    Abstract

    Location -based learning refers to place-based education conducted online with the use of geographic information systems and mobile devices; with the shift to distance learning, its integration in science education warrants careful evaluation. The goal of this study was to examine the effect of location-based learning on students’ understanding of Newton’s laws of motion

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  6. 6 Apr 2022 Journal Article Teacher Development

    From teacher professional development to teacher personal-professional growth: the case of expert STEM teachers

    Anat Even-Zahav, Mirela Widder, Orit Hazzan
    STEM Learning
    Teaching and Teacher Education
    Abstract

    Following Self-Determination Theory, scholars theorize that professional well-being is essential for teachers’ satisfaction and personal-professional growth. However, teacher professional development programs (TPDPs) primarily focus on promoting student achievement and only partially and indirectly address teachers’ professional well-being. The lack of teachers’ voices

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  7. Apr 2022 Journal Article Public Understanding of Science

    John Durant: ‘A critical moment when things came together’

    Informal environments and Science communication
    Abstract

    John Durant has spent his entire career in the broad field of public engagement with science and technology. In the 1990s, he was Assistant Director and Head of Science Communication at the Science Museum, London, where he led the creation of The Wellcome Wing, and before joining Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he was Executive Director of At-Bristol, a

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  8. 1 Apr 2022 Preprint Social Science Research Network

    Dynamics of Vaccine-Hesitant Parents' Considerations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

    Erga Atad, Itamar Netzer, Orr Peleg, Keren Landsman, Keren Dalyot, Shanny Edan-Reuven, Eyal Nitzany, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari
    Informal environments and Science communication
    Abstract

    Introduction: Most studies present a snapshot of hesitant parents’ decisions and thinking concerning COVID-19 vaccination, but for many it is a dynamic rather than a stable process. We examined the considerations of a group of vaccine hesitant parents (VHPs) with respect to COVID-19 vaccinations for their children before, during and after the main vaccination campaign

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  9. 28 Mar 2022 Conference Paper 2022 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)

    Interdisciplinary CS1 Course for Non-Majors: The Case of Graduate Psychology Students

    Computer Science
    Higher Education
    Abstract

    The objective of interdisciplinary education is to teach multiple domains, so that the students can solve integrative problems that require knowledge and skills from these domains. Interdisciplinary programs, in which computer science is combined with other domains, range from bioinformatics to computational linguistics and data science. Data science is an interdisciplinary

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  10. 17 Mar 2022 Book Chapter Current Research in Biology Education

    The Relevancy of Science Education to Public Engagement with Science

    Informal environments and Science communication
    Abstract

    For the past few decades science education aimed to prepare non-scientists to make sense of science in their daily lives, to be critical consumers of science information, and to make informed decisions about scientific issues (Roberts & Bybee, 2014). This goal of inclusive science education for non-scientists is termed “science literacy” (Hurd, 1958). “Science

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