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Peleg, Ran; Yayon, Malka; Katchevich, Dvora; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Fortus, David; Eilks, Ingo; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Educational research and policy suggest inquiry as one of the most prominent ways of promoting effective science education. However, traditional approaches towards inquiry learning are not always sufficiently motivating for all learners. The EU-funded project, TEMI--Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated, suggests that mysterious scientific…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mandler, Daphna; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Blonder, Ron; Yayon, Malka; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
Discussions held in the chemical education community have generated a variety of reports and recommendations for reforming the chemistry curriculum. The recommendations refer to teaching chemistry in the context of real-world issues. This has been suggested as a way to enhance students' motivation. It is suggested that real-world problems…
Descriptors: World Problems, Water Quality, Motivation, Chemistry
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Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Blonder, Ron; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2010
In order to help teachers to bring their students into contact with the frontiers of chemistry, a special program for enhancing chemistry teachers' content knowledge as well as their pedagogical knowledge was launched at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The program, which was specifically designed for the chemistry teachers, consists of three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Barnea, Nitza; Dori, Yehudit Judy; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2010
Reforms in science education in general and in chemistry education in particular have been introduced in many countries since the beginning of the 21st Century. Similarly, at this time in Israel both the content and pedagogy of the chemistry curriculum in high schools were reformed. New content and pedagogical standards emerged, fostering…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Science Laboratories
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Blonder, Ron; Mamlock-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2008
This paper describes the implementation of an open-ended inquiry experiment for high-school students, based on gas chromatography (GC). The research focuses on identifying the level of questions that students ask during the GC open inquiry laboratory, and it examines whether implementing the advanced inquiry laboratory opens up new directions for…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Laboratory Experiments, Inquiry, High Schools