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Rusek, Martin; Vojír, Karel – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This paper focuses on the procedure and results for analyzing text-difficulty in lower-secondary chemistry textbooks in the Czech Republic. The authors use established methodology for text-difficulty analysis by Nestler, adapted by Prucha and Pluskal by adding a second independent analyser to improve reliability. Some textbooks do not follow the…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Secondary School Science, Difficulty Level, Chemistry
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Ye, Jianqiang; Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
This study uses graphs of conductivity measured by a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) to promote students' macro, micro, and symbolic representations when learning about net ionic reactions (NIR). A total of 54 students, aged 14-15 years old participated in this research, and were randomly divided into an experimental group (N = 27) and a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Daman Huri, Noor Haslina; Karpudewan, Mageswary – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
STEM education is gaining increasing attention globally to fulfill the acute shortage of STEM workforce. Executing STEM education is frequently viewed as a complex and challenging agenda. The current study proposes Integrated STEM-lab activities in the teaching and learning of electrolysis. The activities use real-world contexts as a platform to…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Improvement
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do Amaral, Edenia Maria Ribeiro; da Silva, João Roberto Ratis Tenório; Sabino, Jaqueline Dantas – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
In this paper, we analyze the process of conceptualization experienced by students in Secondary School when involved in activities in a teaching and learning sequence on the concept of substance, considering the emergence of zones of the conceptual profile. The results point out that the approaches to different modes of thinking of substance…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Crujeiras-Pérez, B.; Jiménez-Aleixandre, M. P. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
This paper examines the process of high school students' planning investigations in the chemistry laboratory across two consecutive academic years in terms of their actions and their progress. The context is a set of five inquiry-based laboratory tasks in which participants (9th and 10th graders, 14-15 and 15-16 years of age) are required to plan…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learner Engagement, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Hoe, Kai Yee; Subramaniam, R. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
This study presents an analysis of alternative conceptions (ACs) on acid--base chemistry harbored by grade 9 students in Singapore. The ACs were obtained by the development and validation of a 4-tier diagnostic instrument. It is among the very few studies in the science education literature that have focused on examining results based also on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Sasson, Irit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
In an era in which information is rapidly growing and changing, it is very important to teach with the goal of students' engagement in life-long learning in mind. This can partially be achieved by developing transferable thinking skills. In our previous paper--Part I, we conducted a review of the transfer literature and suggested a three-attribute…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Thinking Skills, Transfer of Training, Middle School Students
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Aydin, Sevgi; Tortumlu, Selma – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
To attain the goal of scientific literacy, the nature of science (NOS) is one of the areas that should be addressed. In many countries, the training of scientifically literate generations is a fundamental aim of science education, as a result there is an emphasis on NOS in science curricula and curricular materials. Textbooks prepared to teach…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Al-Balushi, Sulaiman M.; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim S. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
The aim of the current study was to investigate students' mind wandering while reading different types of textual narrations (macroscopic and submicroscopic) in chemistry. Another goal was to determine the relationship between mind wandering and students' reading comprehension. The participants were 65 female ninth grade students in Oman. Using a…
Descriptors: Attention, Reading Materials, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Özalp, Dilek; Kahveci, Ajda – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Student conceptions related with matter and the particulate nature of matter (PNM), are vital for advanced understanding in chemistry, and have been a research area of significant attention. Lacking in the literature are studies addressing chemical misconceptions from an ontological point of view. The purpose of the current study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Kingir, Sevgi; Geban, Omer; Gunel, Murat – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
This study investigates the effects of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH), known as an argumentation-based science inquiry approach, on Grade 9 students' performance on a post-test in relation to their academic achievement levels. Four intact classes taught by 2 chemistry teachers from a Turkish public high school were selected for the study; one…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Chemistry, Heuristics
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Blonder, Ron; Sakhnini, Sohair – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
A nanotechnology module was developed for ninth grade students in the context of teaching chemistry. Two basic concepts in nanotechnology were chosen: (1) size and scale and (2) surface-area-to-volume ratio (SA/V). A wide spectrum of instructional methods (e.g., game-based learning, learning with multimedia, learning with models, project based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Grade 9
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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Tsitsipis, Georgios; Papageorgiou, George – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to an instrument assessing students' understanding of the particulate nature of matter, the collective properties and physical changes, such as melting, evaporation, boiling and condensation. The structural relationships among particular groups of items were investigated. In addition,…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Evaluation, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry
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Burmeister, Mareike; Eilks, Ingo – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
This paper describes the development and evaluation of a secondary school lesson plan for chemistry education on the topic Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The lessons focus both on the chemistry of plastics and on learning about the societal evaluation of competing, chemistry-based industrial products. A specific teaching method was…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Plastics, Action Research, Chemistry
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Bernholt, Sascha; Parchmann, Ilka – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2011
Current reforms in the education policy of various countries are intended to produce a paradigm shift in the educational system towards an outcome orientation. After implementing educational standards as normative objectives, the development of test procedures that adequately reflect these targets and standards is a central problem. This paper…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Chemistry, Knowledge Level, Science Instruction
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