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Belova, Nadja; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
A large part of the media landscape surrounding us consists of advertising. Therefore, skills for critically coping with advertising are indispensable. Students need to develop┬ásuch skills for evaluating messages and facts from advertisements. They also need to learn about the mechanisms behind how advertisements are created and used to influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Coping, Advertising
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Belova, Nadja; Eilks, Ingo; Feierabend, Timo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Role-plays are a common pedagogical tool in the Social Sciences. As an imitation of societal practices, role-plays are thought to support the development of argumentation and decision-making skills among learners. However, argumentation and decision making are also goals in science education in general and in socioscientific issues-oriented…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Climate, Environmental Education
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Al-Amoush, Siham; Markic, Silvija; Usak, Muhammet; Erdogan, Mehmet; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper discusses beliefs about teaching and learning chemistry. The sample includes chemistry student teachers and in-service teachers from Jordan, Turkey, and Germany. Two test instruments were used to investigate (student) teachers' beliefs. A qualitative instrument was used to explore Beliefs about Classroom Organization, Beliefs about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Chemistry
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Markic, Silvija; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This paper presents a cross-level study of German student teachers' beliefs about teaching and learning chemistry. It covers different stages of their teacher training program. The study is based upon drawings of teaching situations, which were analyzed using an evaluation pattern developed using grounded theory. The qualitative scales analyze…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Chemistry, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Eilks, Ingo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
Action research is defined as using research activities to develop concrete societal practices. Action research understands the change of practice as being already a central aim of the research process itself, and it also seeks to contribute to the professional development of all participants in the particular field of study. Even though (or maybe…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Science Education
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Hofstein, Avi; Eilks, Ingo; Bybee, Rodger – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
One common theme underlying recent reports on science education is that the content of school science and its related pedagogical approaches are not aligned with the interests and needs of both society and the majority of the students. Most students do not find their science classes interesting and motivating. These claims are especially valid…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Social Problems