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0. Promoting the quality of science and mathematics education through research: The role of the International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Friday 25th August Symposia IV, 09:00 - 11:00
The International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (IJSME) is serving as a medium or platform for researchers to publish their empirical research findings. The journal is celebrating its 15th year of publication. IJSME has been ranked as Q1 (top 25%) journal in the category of education by Scimago Journal Ranking and indexed in Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) by the Web of Science. Starting from 2015, IJSME publishes 8 issues per year.

Chairperson: David Treagust, Curtin University, Australia
Discussant: Mihye Won, Curtin University, Australia

S0.4.2.1 Aligning teaching to learning: A 3-year study examining the embedding of language and argumentation into elementary science classrooms
B. Hand*1, L. A. Norton-Meier2, M. Gunel3, R. Akkus4
1The University of Iowa, USA, 2University of Louisville, USA, 3Faculty of Education, TED University, Turkey, 4College of Education, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey
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S0.4.2.2 Enhancing students' communication skills in the science classroom through socio-scientific issues
Yoonsook Chung1, Jungsook Yoo1, Sung-Won Kim1, Hyunju Lee*1, Dana L. Zeidler1
1Department of Science Education, Republic of Korea, 2University of South Florida, USA
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S0.4.2.3 Assessing students' experimentation processes in guided inquiry
Markus Emden*1, Elke Sumfleth1
1University of Education, Germany, 2University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
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S0.4.2.4 Undergraduate students' science-related ideas as embedded in their environmental worldviews
Shu-Chiu Liu*1, Huann-Shyang Lin1
1National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
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S0.4.2.5 Challenges in understanding photosynthesis in a university introductory biosciences class
Ilona Södervik*1, Mirjamaija Mikkilä-Erdmann1, Viivi Virtanen1
1Department of Teacher Education, Finland, 2Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Helsinki, Finland
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