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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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Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Kirby, Benjamin; Harrell, Pamela; Long, Christopher – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to investigate prospective elementary teachers' conceptual understanding of buoyancy. Specifically, the study aimed to identify the scientifically accepted conceptions, and misconceptions that preservice teachers hold about buoyancy using an instructional intervention. Presently, there is a gap…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Knowledge Level
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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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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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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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Buteler, Laura Maria; Coleoni, Enrique Andrés – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
Solving many quantitative problems does not necessarily lead to an improved Physics understanding. However, physicists, who have learned physics largely through quantitative problems solving, often have a refined physical intuition. Assuming that the refinement of physical intuitions occurs, to a great extent, during problem solving, the question…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physics, Problem Solving, Intuition
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Foote, Kathleen Teressa – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-Down Pedagogies) (Beichner et al., 2007) is a reformed pedagogy and classroom design originally developed for large enrollment university physics courses at North Carolina State University. It is currently being used at over 250 institutions worldwide and has since expanded into…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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Morales, Marie Paz Escano – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
Several researches identified that many students find physics the most difficult science subject. The quest to find ways to make learning physics more meaningful and interesting has lasted for decades. Even with all the new strategies and pedagogies being used, many students still find the subject formidable. This study critically explored the…
Descriptors: Profiles, Physics, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Freire, Sofia; Faria, Claudia; Baptista, Monica; Freire, Ana; Galvao, Cecilia – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This study aims at knowing how students experience wikis while they are involved in a problem solving science activity. The study took place in a physics and chemistry 8th grade class (13 years old), where teacher implemented a problem solving activity about acid-base reactions, using a wiki. Participants were 20 students, of which 12 were female…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Physics
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Zhu, Zheng; Geelan, David – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper reports case studies of five Chinese secondary physics teachers' beliefs and instructional decisions in relation to inquiry-based teaching (IBT). It is part of a larger study intended to explore Chinese secondary physics teachers' beliefs and the ways in which their beliefs influence their classroom practices in the context of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Dye, Jennifer; Cheatham, Tom; Rowell, Ginger Holmes; Barlow, Angela T.; Carlton, Robert – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
Achievement in science is a national concern, and graduating students who are college and career ready is a national imperative. In this study, we examine student achievement on the ACT science test as a high school transitioned from teaching biology, chemistry and physics with a teacher-centric pedagogy (the traditional instructional context) to…
Descriptors: Models, Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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MacIsaac, Dan; Cole, Rebecca Pollard; Cole, David M.; McCullough, Laura; Maxka, Jim – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2002
Examines the differences in paper-based and web-based administrations of a commonly used assessment instrument, the Force Concept Inventory (FCI). Results demonstrated no appreciable difference on FCI scores or FCI items based on the type of administration. Concludes that the web-based administration of the FCI appears to be as efficacious as the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Pinkerton, K. David – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1998
A year-long study was conducted in three high school physics classes to provide empirical support for the existence of levels of language-rich teaching. Three levels of language-rich teaching were investigated: (1) low level by hands-on; (2) medium level by small groups; and (3) high level by active mental processing (AMP) journal keeping.…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Language Role, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Ginsberg, Edward S.; Panasuk, Regina M. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 1998
Use of end-of-chapter textbook problems for teaching and assessing concepts in introductory physics is widespread, as is restriction of student access to the solutions. Surveys student attitudes (n=128) on access to problem solutions, sampling the enrollment in a large calculus-level course. Results confirm a definite preference for freer access…
Descriptors: Answer Keys, Higher Education, Physics, Problem Solving
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