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Rieche, Helene; Leuders, Timo; Renkl, Alexander – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Students' beliefs that mathematical abilities are fixed can cause long-standing problems with motivation and learning. Hence, teachers should notice such problematic beliefs about identity among their students and handle them adequately. We used written descriptions of classroom situations to determine whether preservice mathematics teachers (n =…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Fried, Daniel B.; Tinio, Pablo P. L.; Hughes, Azuri; Paneque, Diana – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Studying nature from the atomic and molecular perspective gives students access to modern scientific paradigms and could improve achievement and motivation towards science learning. A visual and tactile approach to chemistry can form the foundation for a child-friendly but high-level chemistry curriculum and could be a powerful tool to invigorate…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Student Motivation
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McDaniel, Kerrie; Daday, Jerry – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The faculty in a biology department at a four-year public comprehensive university adopted e-texts for all 100 and 200 level biology courses with the primary motivation of reducing textbook costs to students. This study examines the students' perceptions of the e-texts adopted for these 100 and 200 level biology courses. An online questionnaire…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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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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Liang, Su – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This is an exploratory study about engaging students in mathematics learning both inside and outside of the classroom of an introductory proof course. The author utilized the framework of scholarship of teaching and learning as a guide to ensure the research process was carried out systematically. This study was conducted through one cycle of…
Descriptors: College Students, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Introductory Courses
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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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Große, Cornelia S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In recent years, the ability to use mathematics flexibly in everyday situations is increasingly accentuated, and mathematics education gives more and more attention to problems with realistic contexts. However, it is reported very often that learners have substantial difficulties in connecting mathematics to real situations. In order to solve…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Word Problems (Mathematics), Problem Solving
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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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Autieri, Steven M.; Amirshokoohi, Aidin; Kazempour, Mahsa – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This literature review intends to highlight some of the critical research that has been synthesized on the perspectives of both teachers and students and their attitudes to teaching and learning in an STS-themed learning environment. The first portion draws on the perspectives of elementary and secondary school teachers both locally and abroad.…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Science Education, Active Learning
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Ubuz, Behiye; Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This paper explains what drama-based instruction is and offers insights into the phases in drama-based instruction. Further, examples of drama-based lessons in geometry related to ring and circle, and altitude of a triangle together with the teacher and students perceptions related to the strengths and limitations of drama based instruction in…
Descriptors: Geometry, Drama, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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King, Nicola; Van der Touw, Thomas; Spowart, Lucy; Lawlor, Craig – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
There has been an increasing movement towards the introduction of inquiry based learning in undergraduate physiology laboratories. Students can however find this challenging when there is a sudden transition from traditional didactic practicals to full inquiry based activities. One reason for this could be the students' perceptions about the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry, Science Laboratories
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Uluçinar Sagir, Safak; Aslan, Oktay; Bertiz, Harun; Öner Armagan, Fulya – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The study aims to examine the relationship between perceived self-efficacy in science teaching and disposition towards reflective thinking in pre-service science teachers based on different variables. For this purpose, the Perceived Self-efficacy Scale for Science Teaching and Disposition Towards Reflective Thinking Scale were conducted in 619…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Correlation, Self Efficacy
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Berman, Abraham; Shvartsman, Ludmila – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
In this paper we describe an experiment in a linear algebra course. The aim of the experiment was to promote the students' understanding of the studied concepts focusing on their definitions. It seems to be a given that students should understand concepts' definitions before working substantially with them. Unfortunately, in many cases they do…
Descriptors: Definitions, Relevance (Education), Algebra, Science Experiments
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Bofah, Emmanuel Adu-tutu; Hannula, Markku S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
In this study, we investigated students' views on themselves as learners of mathematics as a function of school-by-sex (N = 2034, MAge = 18.49, SDAge = 1.25; 12th-grade; 58.2% girls). Using latent variable Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), the measurement and structural equivalence as well as the equality of latent means of scores across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Grade 12, Single Sex Schools
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