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Hite, Rebecca; Jones, M. Gail; Childers, Gina; Chesnutt, Katherine; Corin, Elysa; Pereyra, Mariana – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
Combined three-dimensional, haptic-enabled, virtual reality (3D HE VR) systems allow students to actively engage and explore various science concepts by leveraging user-friendly and immersive interfaces. Successful implementation of these learning tools in science classrooms hinges upon teachers' perceptions of the technology's potential as a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Feille, Kelly; Nettles, Jenesta – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
There is a growing body of literature emphasizing the use of the schoolyard as a teaching tool, however there is limited research that investigates how to support the development of schoolyard pedagogy. Plains Public Schools is home to 17 elementary schools, 12 of which include one or more features of an enhanced schoolyard, such as garden beds.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Schizas, Dimitrios; Psillos, Dimitris – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
The present study elaborates on a domain-specific approach to NOS (Nature Of Science) and employs a NOTSs (Nature Of The Sciences) agenda to investigate how Greek in-service physics teachers understand the unique features of school physics and biology. Our theoretical framework focuses on the notion of worldview and important differences that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sari, Ugur; Alici, Misra; Sen, Ömer Faruk – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2018
Many researchers argue that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction contribute to the national economy and educators attempt to develop integrated instructional programs. In the current study, the effect of a problem-based STEM activity on students' attitudes, career perceptions and career interests was investigated by using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Szmodis, Whitney E.; Bodzin, Alec – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2018
A project-based engineering education unit was implemented in a primary school in Cambodia. An effectiveness study was conducted to investigate students' attitudes and expectations of engineering as a profession and students' self-perceived 21st century skills. The findings revealed that prior to the curriculum implementation both male and female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Self Concept, Engineering Education
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Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Analogies have been widely used as tools for teaching difficult science concepts. The purposeful use of appropriate analogies can facilitate analogical thinking and help students develop the necessary transfer skills required for lifelong learning. Analogical thinking facilitates the development of higher order thinking skills among students. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Boesdorfer, Sarah B.; Asprey, Laura M. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Research experiences for teachers have been shown to improve their knowledge and teaching practice. One type of research experience not as well studied is undergraduate science education research. Using qualitative research methodologies, the teaching practices and tools of seven novice teachers who participated in undergraduate science education…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Wallace, Duane E.; Bodzin, Alec M. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This quasi-experimental study examined how the approach of mobile learning and authentic practice (MobiLAP) may foster scientific citizenship among ninth grade students. It was hypothesized that students that form identities as citizen scientists may have more favorable attitudes to contribute to citizen science, have greater interest in science…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning
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Impey, Chris David; Formanek, Martin; Buxner, Sanlyn Rebecca; Wenger, Matthew C. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The past generation has seen major advances in science and technology, and in the preparation of high school students for college. This study investigates changes in the science knowledge of college students, and in their attitudes and belief systems regarding science and technology. Over 12,600 non-science majors at the University of Arizona were…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Educational Research, Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level
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Nesmith, Suzanne; Ditmore, Evan; Scott, Lakia; Zhu, Toby – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The application of literacy strategies in the context of inquiry-based elementary science instruction betokens an expansion of contemporary thought regarding cross-curricular instruction. Yet, in light of the potential and promise of new developments, the perceptions of preservice teachers, who will soon be expected to make use of such…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Active Learning
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Ajaja, O. Patrick; Agboro-Eravwoke, Urhievwejire Ochuko – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The major purpose of this study was to explore the metacognitive orientations of science students at the secondary level of education. To achieve this, three research questions and hypotheses were raised, answered and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was survey and samples consisted of 36 schools and 705 science…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Borgerding, Lisa Ann; Kaya, Fatma; Librea-Carden, Mila Rosa; Pantuso, Davida; Maybin, Jaren – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Physics and physical science content are essential for many professional fields, and they are an important component of scientific literacy. Yet, students are commonly less engaged in physics learning at all levels. Funds of knowledge approaches to science instruction build upon learners' real-world experiences and interests in order to make…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Students
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Carter, Ingrid; Rogers, Meredith Park; Amador, Julie; Akerson, Valarie; Pongsanon, Khemmawadee – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore how participation in iterative cycles of a modified model of lesson study could potentially provide preservice teachers opportunities to develop the ability to notice students' science thinking. Using a case study approach, we examined how six preservice teachers illustrated aspects of "professional…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preservice Teachers, Attention, Science Instruction
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Dorph, Rena; Cannady, Matthew A.; Schunn, Christian – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
Expanding on recent advances in science education, cognitive and social psychology, and sociocultural studies, the paper explores a construct called "science learning activation" and a theoretical framework that describes the characteristics, function, and impact of this construct. Authors define "science learning activation"…
Descriptors: Success, Learner Engagement, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Finardi, Kyria R.; Silveira, Nádia; C. de Alencar, João Gabriel D. C. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
The researchers designed, implemented and analyze a project to teach the contents of First Aid and Waves in English as a foreign language in Brazil using the Content and Language Integrated (CLIL) approach. Seventy participants belonging to two intact classes in a Navy Boarding School took part in the study. Both content and language teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), First Aid, Language of Instruction
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