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Blonder, Ron; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study focused on teachers' transfer of a variety of teaching methods from a teaching module on nanotechnology, which is an example of a topic outside the science curriculum, to teaching topics that are part of the chemistry curriculum. Nanotechnology is outside the science curriculum, but it was used in this study as a means to carry out a…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Technology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Blonder, Ron; Rap, Shelley; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The present research is part of a longitude research study regarding the questioning behavior of students in the inquiry chemistry laboratory in Israel. We found that students who were involved in learning chemistry by the inquiry method ask more and higher-level questions. However, throughout the years, we have observed that differences between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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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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Dkeidek, Iyad; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
In order to cope with complex issues in the science-technology-environment-society context, one must develop students' high-order learning skills, such as question-asking ability (QAA), critical thinking, evaluative thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities within science education. In this study, we are concerned with evaluating…
Descriptors: Jews, Social Structure, Chemistry, Science Laboratories