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Maharaj-Sharma, Rawatee – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This experimental study was conducted in one public school in Trinidad with the aim of observing the effect of drama on the achievement and attitude towards science, of a group of upper primary school science students when taught a science unit. The experimental group was taught using drama-based instruction and activities while the control group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Public Schools
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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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Allison, Elizabeth; Goldston, M. Jenice – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study explored two elementary teachers and their students' perceptions of multiliteracies in science. The technological components of multiliteracies, including online communication tools, were of particular interest for this paper. The multiple case study included: two teachers and their students. One teacher taught a fourth grade classroom…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Technology Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Hermann, Ronald S. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
Elementary teachers play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of continued evolution controversy. They have the capacity to introduce concepts at the same time students may first encounter antievolution messages. This study compares elementary education majors' religiosity, acceptance and understanding of evolution to other majors. Results…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evolution, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Adams, Anne E.; Miller, Brant G.; Saul, Melissa; Pegg, Jerine – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
Although recent educational reforms emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), many elementary teachers feel less knowledgeable about STEM content and less comfortable teaching STEM than other subjects. This study examined a teacher education program that utilized place-based pedagogies within an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Education Programs, Place Based Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Brown, Todd; Brown, Katrina; Barnot, Vickilyn; Nelson, Dean – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
An early childhood education teacher's beliefs and attitudes about science will influence how he/she teaches science and will also have an impact on his/her own self-efficacy as well as on his/her students' attitudes toward science (Christidou, 2011; Lunn, 2002; Ramey-Gassert, Shrover, & Staver, 1996). It is, therefore, important to ascertain…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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d'Alessio, Matthew A. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
Asking questions is one of the key external indicators of curiosity and a cornerstone of scientific inquiry. To understand the types of questions students ask in an introductory college science class for preservice elementary teachers, students used an online question-ranking tool (Google Moderator) as part of the daily routine. This study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes