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Donohue, Kerri; Buck, Gayle A.; Akerson, Valarie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
The purpose for this self-study was to explore the theoretical and practical understandings of scientific inquiry inherent in our elementary teacher preparation program, specifically those of new instructors. Although scientific inquiry and inquiry-based learning are emphasized in our program, several new instructors, doctoral students hired to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship, Inquiry
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Cardona Mejía, Liliana Maria; Pardo del Val, Manuela; Dasí Coscollar, Maria del S. Àngels – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
This article deals with the institutional theory and isomorphism, from the processes of organizational change in higher education institutions. In a first phase, we analyze, through a questionnaire, the situations and causes of change in higher education institutions (HEI), more precisely in the field knowledge of Physical Education in Colombia.…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education
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Nyangau, Josiah Zachary – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
As higher education in the United States has experienced a proliferation of internationalization activities, there has been a steady stream of studies directed at understanding institutional rationales for internationalization. Further, an emerging body of research seeks to understand faculty motivations of international involvement. However,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation
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Gay, A. Susan; Barry, Arlene L.; Rothrock, Katrina S.; Pelkey, Melissa M. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
A survey of 80 United States middle and high school mathematics student teachers gathered data on availability and use of textbooks and traditional and technology-supported instructional strategies. Findings about textbooks include (1) most classrooms had one or more textbook formats (print, digital or e-textbook) available but did not necessarily…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Teachers, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Lahcen, Rachid Ait Maalem; Mohapatra, Ram – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Requiring that students enrolled in college algebra to spend hours in a computer lab has been a practice in colleges and universities to improve success and retention. In part, because students come with different backgrounds, skills, and the computer lab environment allows for personalized supplemental instruction and tutoring. However, the way…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Motivation, College Mathematics, Algebra
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Mataka, Lloyd; Taibu, Rex – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
A quasi-experimental control group pre- and post-test study was used to determine the effect of a Multi-Step Inquiry (MSI) approach on pre-service elementary school teacher's conceptual understanding. The MSI study involved the development of a conceptual workbook, and a Physical Science Concept Inventory. The conceptual workbook has activities…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Improvement
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Murphy, Laurie; Eduljee, Nina B.; Croteau, Karen; Parkman, Suzanne – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
This empirical study examined the relationship between Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types and preferred teaching methods for 507 Saint Joseph's College of Maine undergraduate students. The students completed two instruments: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Form M (Myers, McCaulley, Quenk, & Hammer, 1998), and a 27-item…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Preferences, Undergraduate Students
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Follong, Berit M.; Prieto-Rodriguez, Elena; Miller, Andrew; Collins, Clare E.; Bucher, Tamara – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Overweight and obesity prevalence in children has increased worldwide. One factor contributing to this rise is the increase in portion sizes, with individuals potentially having difficulties with portion size estimation. Portion size estimation could be improved with portion size education involving the mathematical concepts of volume and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Nutrition, Foreign Countries
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Hott, Brittany L.; Dibbs, Rebecca Anne – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Completion of a quality Algebra course by 8th grade is a prerequisite for successful entry into STEM majors; thus best practices in this critical course must be as equitable as possible to support STEM recruitment and retention. However, if the research base for Algebra is under-examines some populations of students, structural inequity may be…
Descriptors: Intervention, Algebra, Special Education, Mathematics Education
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Zakharov, Wei; Strobel, Johannes; Diefes-Dux, Heidi A. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
This study investigates the impact of an elementary engineering education teacher professional development program on student learning. The results show a significant increase in students' knowledge in science from pre- to post-test as well as in engineering design from grade two to grade four. Further, the study uses multilevel modeling to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Engineering Education, Faculty Development, Social Capital
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Seage, Steven J.; Türegün, Mehmet – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs serving students from low socioeconomic areas are understudied in the literature. More research studies need to be conducted to make informed instructional decisions for students who may be at a disadvantage compared to their peers from higher socioeconomic areas. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, STEM Education, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Cruz, Jasmine M.; Wilson, Aaron T.; Wang, Xiaohui – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Mathematical dispositions (MD) and self-efficacy for teaching mathematics (SEFTM) are important elements of teachers? beliefs that significantly influence their behaviors and educational practices in the classroom. This study looked at relationships between pre-service teachers? (PSTs) MD and their SEFTM in connection with other descriptors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Hirshfield, Laura J.; Chachra, Debbie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Project-based learning can be beneficial for engineering students, giving students the opportunity to complete mastery experiences that improve their engineering self-efficacy or academic self-confidence. However, despite the many potential benefits of projects, there can be issues with project-based learning: students may take on different tasks…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education
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Kersey, Elizabeth; Max, Brooke; Akarsu, Murat; Bloome, Lane; Suazo, Elizabeth; Hoffman, Andrew J. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore how undergraduate students in an applied calculus course used the written curriculum (i.e., textbook, online homework system, and previous exams). The study design included three phases: (a) an online survey, (b) individual observations, and (c) student interviews. Students' survey responses…
Descriptors: Calculus, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Textbooks
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Park, Mihwa – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
This study investigated how students used information provided in given energy questions while answering these questions. Participant students were taking at least one college-level introductory science course and were asked to respond to two-tiered format (multiple-choice question and short written response question) energy questions addressing…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Energy, Multiple Choice Tests, College Students
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