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Hallman-Thrasher, Allyson; Connor, Jeff; Sturgill, Derek – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper presents the findings of a group of teacher candidates with undergraduate degrees in a STEM discipline who were followed through an intensive 1-year preparation program and their 1st year of teaching. We report on the affordances and challenges participants' discipline knowledge presented to developing pedagogical content knowledge…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Rollinde, E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The Human Orrery is a representation of the Solar System at a human scale, on which positions of planets over time are symbolized by different discs. Learners can then walk along the orbits of the planets with the right pace. This pedagogical tool uses the principles of enacted cognition to promote a better understanding of the scientific laws of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Learning Motivation
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Erkek, Özlem; Isiksal Bostan, Mine – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the nature of global argumentation structures of prospective middle school mathematics teachers in a technology enhanced environment. A qualitative case study was conducted with 8 participants from an Elementary Mathematics Education undergraduate program of one of the public universities in Ankara.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Arican, Muhammet – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigated preservice middle school mathematics teachers' (PSTs) understanding of proportional and nonproportional relationships and their abilities to differentiate these relationships from each other. The PSTs' abilities to interpret and represent proportional and nonproportional situations and solution strategies were also…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Multiplication, Mathematics Education, Preservice Teachers
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Lee, Eun-Jung; Lee, Kyeong-Hwa; Park, Minsun – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study focuses on developing the abilities of preservice secondary mathematics teachers to modify mathematical tasks through noticing-oriented activities. To this end, the study designs three phases for Noticing-Oriented Task Modification Activity (NOTMA) and applies it to preservice secondary mathematics teachers. It investigates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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García-Carmona, Antonio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This article presents a qualitative descriptive-interpretive study about the abilities of pre-service primary science teachers (PPTs) to solve a measurement problem put to them as an activity of scientific inquiry. The participants in the study were 23 PPTs receiving training in science teaching, organized into small groups to solve the proposed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Teachers, Problem Solving
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Patkin, Dorit; Shriki, Atara; Barkai, Ruthi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Despite the plethora of research in the field of mental rotation, researchers are still divided over a range of related issues, particularly the processes involved in coping with mental rotation tasks. This field of research, for the most part, is descriptive rather than interpretative, leading to the absence of a theoretical framework to enable…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Spatial Ability, Visualization, Coping
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Park, Mimi; Lee, Eun-Jung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Equiprobability bias (EB) is one of the frequently observed misconceptions in probability education in K-12 and can be affected by a problem context. As future teachers, preservice teachers need to have a stable understanding of probability and to have the knowledge to identify EB in their students regardless of the problem context. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Probability
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Lim, Woong; Son, Ji-Won; Kim, Dong-Joong – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study examined preservice teachers' (PSTs) capacity for lesson planning in a university-based teacher preparation program in the USA Participants (n = 126) wrote lesson plans in three approaches: synthesis, creation, and modification. Findings indicate that PSTs who modified preexisting lesson plans produced better lesson plans than their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Teacher Education Programs, Beginning Teachers
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Yaman, Fatma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study investigates the effect of the science writing heuristic (SWH) approach on the quality of prospective science teachers' (PSTs) argumentative writing and their understanding of the components of argumentation in the SWH approach and their own learning. Ten SWH approach activities were implemented during the semester. The study was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Writing Skills, Heuristics, Persuasive Discourse
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Kang, Rui; Liu, Di – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This article describes a study of how Chinese preservice teachers unpacked a learning goal pertaining to adding fractions and understanding the concepts underlying the operation. Based on work in the USA by Morris, Hiebert, and Spizter ("Journal for Research in Mathematics Education," 40(5), 491-529, 2009), 50 Chinese preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Fractions, Addition
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Kilic, Hulya – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
A 14-week course program was designed to investigate pre-service teachers' noticing skills and scaffolding practices. Six pre-service teachers were matched with a pair of sixth grade students to observe and scaffold students' mathematical understanding while they were working on the given tasks. Data was collected through pre-service teachers' own…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Grade 6
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Arican, Muhammet – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate eight preservice middle and high school mathematics teachers' solution strategies when solving single and multiple proportion problems. Real-world missing-value word problems were used in an interview setting to collect information about preservice teachers' (PSTs) reasoning about proportional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle Schools, High Schools, Mathematics Education
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Taylan, Rukiye Didem – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study explored whether pre-service teachers' (PSTs') lesson analysis skills during a teacher education course in the country of Turkey were related to their skills of lesson planning. PSTs' lesson analysis skills during fieldwork were assessed by their attention to and interpretation of student thinking and learning, and how it is influenced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education, Lesson Plans, Teaching Skills
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García-Carmona, Antonio; Criado, Ana M.; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
A diagnostic study is presented of the prior experiences, conceptions, and pedagogical valuations of prospective primary teachers (PPTs) about experimental activities (ExA's) in science education. The participants were 121 PPTs who, in small teams, responded to various questions related to ExA. Their responses were analysed interpretively with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Education, Science Experiments
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