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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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Salta, Katerina; Gekos, Michael; Petsimeri, Irene; Koulougliotis, Dionysios – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
This study aims at identifying factors that influence students' choice not to pursue a chemistry-related career by analyzing the experiences of secondary education chemistry teachers in Greece and of Greek adults who have not pursued studies related to science. Data collection was done with the method of individual structured interviews. The…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Structured Interviews
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Tuvi-Arad, Inbal; Blonder, Ron – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2010
In this paper we describe the learning process of a group of experienced chemistry teachers in a specially designed workshop on molecular symmetry and continuous symmetry. The workshop was based on interactive visualization tools that allow molecules and their symmetry elements to be rotated in three dimensions. The topic of continuous symmetry is…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Workshops
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Stolk, Machiel J.; Bulte, Astrid M. W.; de Jong, Onno; Pilot, Albert – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2009
The aim of this study is to develop a framework for professional development programmes that empowers chemistry teachers to teach and design context-based chemistry curricula. Firstly, teachers' involvement, their concerns and their professional development in several context-based curriculum innovations is discussed. Secondly, to develop such a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Professional Development, Science Teachers
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El-Farargy, Nancy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2009
New chemistry materials were devised for pre university National Certificate (NC) nursing students studying chemistry at a further education college. Previously, preliminary work showed that students felt that the chemistry taught to them was irrelevant, boring and difficult. It was hoped that through an applications-led style curriculum…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Nurses, Adult Education
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Stolk, Machiel J.; Bulte, Astrid M. W.; de Jong, Onno; Pilot, Albert – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2009
The aim of this study is to understand the design of professional development programmes in teacher-based and context-based chemistry curriculum innovations. Firstly, the goals of these programmes are discussed and related to the concept of empowerment. Next, in a selection of empirical studies, four general strategies for professional development…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Professional Development, Science Teachers