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Bolstad, Oda Heidi – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This article reports a qualitative inquiry into school leaders' and teachers' rationales for teaching to develop students' "mathematical literacy." The study is rooted in an exploration of the meanings that the school leaders and teachers hold about the term mathematical literacy. Six leaders and three grade 9 mathematics teachers from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Haara, Frode Olav; Bolstad, Oda Heidi; Jenssen, Eirik S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The development of mathematical literacy in schools is of significant concern at the policy level, and research is an important source of information in this process. This review article focuses on areas of research interest identified in empirical projects on mathematical literacy, and how mathematical literacy in schools is approached by…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Concept Formation
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Potvin, Patrice; Hasni, Abdelkrim; Sy, Ousmane – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Nine secondary school teachers participated in a five day training program where they developed inquiry-based pedagogical interventions for their science classes. Student interest and self-concept in school science and technology were measured before and after the interventions. Increases in interest and self-concept were compared with the results…
Descriptors: Intervention, Active Learning, Inquiry, Secondary School Students
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Fyhn, Anne Birgitte – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Students in Norway and other countries experience vectors as a difficult topic. Four young skilled climbers, who all did well in mathematics at school, participated in the Vector Study (VS). They participated for free and each lesson lasted until the students decided it was over. The idea was to investigate how climbing may function as a basis for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Algebra, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics
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Bot, Thomas D.; Eze, John E. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This article presents the findings from an experimental study on the effectiveness of concept mapping and cooperative learning strategies on SSII students' achievement in trigonometry in mathematics. The research design used in conducting the study was quasi-experimental pre-test and post-test non-equivalent control group. The sample consisted of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Concept Mapping, Mathematics Achievement
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Prendergast, Mark; O'Meara, Niamh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The Irish education system is unique in an international context as it sets aside a full school year for a transition and youth development programme in the middle of secondary education. The Transition Year (TY) programme is an optional, full time programme offered in the majority of secondary schools. Each school designs its own programme,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Stopouts
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Roche, Joseph; O'Neill, Arlene; Prendergast, Mark – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Science and mathematics education in Ireland is facing an increasing number of challenges due to economic and social change. Some of these challenges mirror international trends while others are unique to the Irish education system. In order to meet the demands that are being placed on science and mathematics education in Ireland at post-primary…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, STEM Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Wegner, Claas; Issak, Nicole; Tesch, Katharina; Zehne, Carolin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The following article presents a concept of a science club which was developed by two master's students as a part of their thesis and which has been developed and improved ever since. The extra-curricular concept emphasises pupils' individuality through focusing on problem based leaning, station learning, and mixed age groups. Having joined the…
Descriptors: Clubs, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Etim, James S.; Etim, Alice S.; Heilman, George; Mathiyalakan, S.; Ntukidem, Eno – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The education of girls and women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has long been thought of as very crucial for national development. This study investigated whether gender differences might occur in scores attained by Nigerian students on standard subject matter examinations for English Language, Mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, STEM Education
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France, Bev; Birdsall, Sally – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
A DVD resource that provided a scientist's perspective on the use of animals in research and teaching was evaluated with a questionnaire that asked students' views pre and post their access to the resource. Thirty-nine secondary students (Y10-Y13) took part in three different teaching programmes that provided information about animal research and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Scientists, Student Attitudes, Research
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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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Lindahl, Mats Gunnar; Linder, Cedric – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The conflicts between nature and nurture are brought to the fore and challenges socio-scientific decision-making in science education. The multitude of meanings of these concepts and their roles in societal discourses can impede students' development of understanding for different perspectives, e.g. on gene technology. This study problematizes…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Nature Nurture Controversy, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Imamoglu, Yesim; Togrol, Aysenur Yontar – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study was conducted with 93 freshmen and 82 senior prospective mathematicians and mathematics teachers in order to investigate how they construct and evaluate proofs and whether there are any significant differences in their proof construction (with respect to department and grade) and proof evaluation (with respect to department)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Preservice Teachers
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Olaniyan, Ademola Olatide; Omosewo, Esther O.; Nwankwo, Levi I. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study was designed to investigate the Effect of Polya Problem-Solving Model on Senior School Students' Performance in Current Electricity. It was a quasi experimental study of non- randomized, non equivalent pre-test post-test control group design. Three research questions were answered and corresponding three research hypotheses were tested…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design
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