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Antink-Meyer, Allison; Bartos, Stephen; Lederman, Judith S.; Lederman, Norman G. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Recent years have witnessed a dramatic rise in the number of middle and high school students from Asian countries participating in U.S.-based summer experiences (Perlez & Gao, 2013). Although summer science camps have been shown to improve students' attitudes and interests related to science and science learning (Bhattacharyya, Mead &…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, Science Instruction
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Khishfe, Rola; BouJaoude, Saouma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Students' attitudes and conceptions seem to be influenced by social/cultural contexts and interactions with other students from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, educators need to study attitudes, conceptions, and career choices in relation to diversity indicators. Such was one focus of the Science Education for Diversity project, which involved…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Career Choice
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Hsin, Ming-Chin; Chien, Sung-pei; Hsu, Yin-Shao; Lin, Chen-Yung; Yore, Larry D. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Common core standards, interdisciplinary education, and discipline-specific literacy are common international education reforms. The constructive-interpretative language arts pairs (speaking-listening, writing-reading, representing-viewing) and the communication, construction, and persuasion functions of language are central in these movements.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Questionnaires
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Chung, Yoonsook; Yoo, Jungsook; Kim, Sung-Won; Lee, Hyunju; Zeidler, Dana L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Communication skills are one of the most important competencies for 21st century global citizens. Our guiding presupposition was that socioscientific issues (SSIs) could be used as an effective pedagogical tool for promoting students' communication skills by increasing peer interactions, stimulating students' reasoning, and in constructing shared…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Science Education, Genetics, Grade 9
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Belge Can, Hatice; Boz, Yezdan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study investigates the effect of structuring cooperative learning based on conceptual change approach on grade 9 students' understanding the concepts of mixtures and their motivation, compared with traditional instruction. Among six classes of a high school, two of them were randomly assigned to cooperative learning group where students were…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Motivation, Grade 9, Comparative Analysis
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Yu, Kuang-Chao; Fan, Szu-Chun; Lin, Kuen-Yi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Problem solving is often challenging for students because they do not understand the problem-solving process (PSP). This study presents a three-stage, context-based, problem-solving, learning activity that involves watching detective films, constructing a context-simulation activity, and introducing a project design to enable students to construct…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Skill Development, Context Effect, Learning Activities
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Daher, Wajeeh M.; Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Engaging mathematics students with modelling activities helps them learn mathematics meaningfully. This engagement, in the case of model eliciting activities, helps the students elicit mathematical models by interpreting real-world situation in mathematical ways. This is especially true when the students utilize technology to build the models.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Mathematical Models, Technology Uses in Education
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Nitsch, Renate; Fredebohm, Anneke; Bruder, Regina; Kelava, Augustin; Naccarella, Dominik; Leuders, Timo; Wirtz, Markus – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In the subject matter of functional relationships, a student's ability to translate from one form of representation to another is seen as a central competence. In the course of the HEUREKO project (heuristic work with representations of functional relationships and the diagnosis of mathematical competencies of students), a theoretical competence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills
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Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh; Peled, Irit – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study investigates the effect of using a realistic situation with modeling characteristics in creating and resolving a cognitive conflict to promote understanding of a changing reference in fraction calculations. The study was conducted among 96 seventh graders divided into 2 experimental groups and 1 control group. The experimental groups…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Grade 7, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Ayar, Mehmet C.; Aydeniz, Mehmet; Yalvac, Bugrahan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this paper, we analyze the science activities offered at 7th grade in the Turkish science and technology curriculum along with addressing the curriculum's original intent. We refer to several science education researchers' ideas, including Chinn & Malhotra's (Science Education, 86:175--218, 2002) theoretical framework and Edelson's (1998)…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 7, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Park, Do-Yong; Logsdon, Cindy – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Before science can be completely understood, one of the fundamental skills that must be developed is observation. Improving descriptive writing and investigating students' observational skills in the classroom is the purpose of this study. The study was designed to determine if such skills, practiced through modeling activities, serve as a way to…
Descriptors: Observation, Skill Development, Observational Learning, Modeling (Psychology)
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Jin, Haiyue; Wong, Khoon Yoong – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Conceptual understanding is a major aim of mathematics education, and concept map has been used in non-mathematics research to uncover the relations among concepts held by students. This article presents the results of using concept map to assess conceptual understanding of basic algebraic concepts held by a group of 48 grade 8 Chinese students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Zhang, Danhui; Campbell, Todd – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study aims to better understand questions related to the impact of teacher quality and access to qualified teachers in China. A large-scale data set collected in 2010 in China was used along with concurrently collected teacher questionnaires. In total, surveys from 9,943 8th grade students from 343 middle schools in 6 provinces were used,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Questionnaires
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Fadlelmula, Fatma Kayan; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examines the interrelationships among students' motivational beliefs (i.e. achievement goal orientations, perception of classroom goal structure, and self-efficacy), use of self-regulated learning strategies (i.e. elaboration, organization, and metacognitive self-regulation strategies), and achievement in mathematics, by proposing and…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Learning Motivation
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Stein, Hana; Galili, Igal – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Several researches in physics education have demonstrated the problematic status of teaching the subject of gravitation and weight and students' knowledge of these concepts. This paper presents findings of a study of students' knowledge following instruction within a changed conceptual framework of the weight concept in several 9th grade classes…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Physics
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