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Yildiz, Cemalettin; Karadeniz, Mihriban Hacisalihoglu – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to examine the perceptions of prospective mathematics teacher about the concept of "intelligent games" through metaphors. Phenomenology method was used in the research. The participants of the research consisted of a total of 218 prospective teachers who studied in Department of Elementary School Mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers
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Wiener, Gerfried J.; Schmeling, Sascha M.; Hopf, Martin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This paper describes the second in a series of studies exploring the acceptance of the subatomic structure of matter by 12-year-olds. The studies focus on a novel learning unit introducing an atomic model from electrons down to quarks, which is aimed to be used at an early stage in the physics curriculum. Three features are fundamental to the…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Preadolescents, Nuclear Physics, Instructional Effectiveness
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Enugu, Ramya; Hokayem, Hayat – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study examined the challenges that pre-service teachers faced when implementing inquiry and their perspective on how to overcome them. The data sample was 55 pre-service teachers (PSTs) enrolled into two sections of a science methods course in a private university in North Texas. The data sources consisted of inquiry-based lesson plans, PST…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Program Implementation, Inquiry, Teaching Models
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de Vocht, Miikka; Laherto, Antti – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In order to facilitate policy-driven reforms in science education, it is important to understand how teaching innovations diffuse among teachers and how that adoption process can be catalysed. Little is known about the set of attitudes that makes teachers early or late adopters. In this study, the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (C-BAM) was employed…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Attitudes, Professionalism, Science Instruction
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Moeed, Azra; Easterbrook, Matthew – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Internationally, conceptual and procedural understanding, understanding the Nature of Science, and scientific literacy are considered worthy goals of school science education in modern times. The empirical study presented here reports on promising teacher practices that in the students' views afford learning opportunities and support their science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes, Best Practices
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Plotz, Thomas; Hopf, Martin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Conceptual Change is a widely accepted theoretical framework for science education. Setting up successful learning and teaching arrangements in this framework necessarily entails including students´ preconceptions into the construction of those arrangements. In order to provide a basis for such arrangements this study investigated and explored…
Descriptors: Radiation, Science Education, Case Studies, Scientific Concepts
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Métioui, Abdeljalil; MacWillie, Mireille Baulu; Trudel, Louis – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Qualitative research conducted with 237 pupils from Canada, France, and Morocco, between 10 and 12 years of age, on the setting and functioning of simple electric circuits, demonstrates that similar explanatory systems of the students. For this, we had given them a paper and pencil questionnaire of a sixty minutes duration. The first question was…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science
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Brez, Caitlin C.; Allen, Jessica J. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Currently, few studies have addressed public opinions regarding math education. The current study surveyed adults in a Midwestern town in the United States to assess opinions regarding math and math education. Overall, we found that adults believe that math is useful and that math education is important. We found that parents who currently have a…
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Mathematics Education, Parent Attitudes
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Minárechová, Michaela – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigated the identification and subsequent development or modification of students´ ideas about scientific phenomena by teaching by concept cartoons© method. We found out ideas of students of the fourth grade of primary school by conceptual tasks which were parts of quasi-experiment (pretest and posttest design). For triangulation…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Vitharana, P. R. K. A. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Students bring with them their own misconceptions to the science classes and it becomes a barrier in developing new concepts. Therefore, identifying misconceptions is an essential component in teaching science. The objective of this study was to identify 10th grade students' misconceptions on plant transport with the use of two-tier diagnostic…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Forjan, Matej; Grubelnik, Vladimir – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Despite difficulties understanding the dynamics of complex systems only simple dynamical systems without feedback connections have been taught in secondary school physics. Consequently, students do not have opportunities to develop intuition of temporal development of systems, whose dynamics are conditioned by the influence of feedback processes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Physics
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Bramwell-Lalor, Sharon; Rainford, Marcia – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper reports on a Mixed Methods study involving an investigation into the attitudes of advanced level biology teachers towards assessment and describes the teachers' experiences while being engaged in Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices such as sharing of learning objectives and peer- and self-assessment. Quantitative data were collected…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Gambari, A. I.; Falode, C. O.; Adegbenro, D. A. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study investigated the effectiveness of computer animation and geometry instructional model on mathematics achievement and retention on Junior Secondary School Students in Minna, Nigeria. It also examined the influence of gender on students' achievement and retention. The research was a pre-test post-test experimental and control group…
Descriptors: Animation, Geometry, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Eriksson, Urban; Linder, Cedric; Airey, John; Redfors, Andreas – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
Education is increasingly being framed by a competence mindset; the value of knowledge lies much more in competence performativity and innovation than in simply knowing. Reaching such competency in areas such as astronomy and physics has long been known to be challenging. The movement from everyday conceptions of the world around us to a…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Physics, Science Education, Video Technology
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Ünal, Cezmi; Özdemir, Ömer Faruk – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
In general, laboratories are exercises with a primary focus on the verification of established laws and principles, or on the discovery of objectively knowable facts. In laboratories, students gather data without comprehending the meaning of their actions. The cognitive demand of laboratory tasks is reduced to a minimal level. To prevent these…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Physics, Science Laboratories
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