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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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AgwuUdu, David – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2018
This study compared the effects of Individualised Instructional Strategy (IIS) and Cooperative Learning Instructional Strategy (CLIS) on male and female senior secondary school students' academic achievement in Organic Chemistry. The study was guided by 2 research questions and 3 null hypotheses. The design was quasi-experimental. The population…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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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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Sen, Ömer Faruk; Sari, Ugur – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
For the successful implementation of educational reforms that aim to get students to be active learners, it has to be realized that teachers are the actual determiners of the classroom curriculum. Therefore, teachers who are in the position of the administrators of these reforms should get support and develop positive beliefs about the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Wegner, Claas; Wattenberg, Lars; Maar, Alexander; Gardow, Dominik – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This article investigates the participating students' evaluation of a teacher training seminar about heterogeneity in the classroom at Bielefeld University, Germany. The evaluation made use of a short questionnaire and an end-of-term test of the students' knowledge on the subject matter. The questionnaire is tested for objectivity, reliability,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Course Evaluation
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Albadi, Nouf Mohammed; O'Toole, John Mitchell; Harkins, Jean – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
Reading research in K-12 English-speaking contexts reveals that inferential and expository texts cause substantial difficulty for students but less such research exists regarding other languages. It was the purpose of this quantitative cloze-based study to expose any relationship between student difficulty and particular features of the Arabic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Wegner, Class; Remmert, Kathrin; Ohlberger, Stephanie – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
This article deals with a concept helping to reflect on teaching practice in the project "Kolumbus-Kids" at Bielefeld University. Lesson reflection aims at the mediation and training of certain teaching competences of student teachers, and therefore self-reflection is promoted by using the newly developed reflection wiki, its videotaping…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Video Technology, Student Teachers
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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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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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Casenove, David; Kirk, Steve – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
The present paper focuses on the acquisition of hedging techniques by first-year undergraduate students at the University of Tokyo in Japan. One of the major difficulties faced by aspiring science writers lies in positioning their arguments in relation to the preexisting literature. This originates from the fact that writing in the field of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Content Area Writing, Science Experiments
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Santos Lombardi, Raquel; Correa Mendes, Marjori; Peters Salgado, Ana Claudia – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this research, we analyze the process of expansion of the communicative repertoires during science teaching, observing how the bilinguality and literacy of the students are developed through this process. The context of the study is the English lesson integrated into the teaching of science at the Municipal School Jose Calil Ahouagi in Juiz de…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Instruction
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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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Concario, Marcelo – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this paper I underscore the notion of "languaging" as students' ways of functioning in and through language, particularly in interactions that involve spoken and written texts in the classroom. Thus, "to language" should be understood as active student participation - verbally, in particular - that can reveal how they deal…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Participation, Active Learning, Verbal Communication
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