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Kang, Jingoo; Keinonen, Tuula; Simon, Shirley; Rannikmäe, Miia; Soobard, Regina; Direito, Inês – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Context-based learning (CBL) approaches have been recommended and expanded in science education to make science more relevant to students by connecting science content with students' daily life. Subsequently, in order to implement CBL at school, a group of scenarios has been produced by several stakeholders. However, there is a lack of resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Problem Based Learning, Science Education
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Spyrtou, Anna; Lavonen, Jari; Zoupidis, Anastasios; Loukomies, Anni; Pnevmatikos, Dimitris; Juuti, Kalle; Kariotoglou, Petros – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
In the present paper, we report on the idea of exchanging educational innovations across European countries aiming to shed light on the following question: how feasible and useful is it to transfer an innovation across different national educational settings? The innovation, in this case, Inquiry-Based Teaching Learning Sequences, is recognized as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Mixed Methods Research, Active Learning
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Tuohilampi, Laura; Laine, Anu; Hannula, Markku S.; Varas, Leonor – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Mathematics-related affect is established regarding both individual and interindividual levels. However, the interaction between the levels has not been elaborated. Furthermore, it is known that people may draw either from intrinsic or extrinsic experiences to construct their identities depending on their cultural environment. Thus, affective…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Mathematics, Questionnaires
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Tuohilampi, Laura; Hannula, Markku S.; Varas, Leonor; Giaconi, Valentina; Laine, Anu; Näveri, Liisa; i Nevado, Laia Saló – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Large-scale studies measure mathematics-related affect using questionnaires developed by researchers in primarily English-based countries and according to Western-based theories. Influential comparative conclusions about different cultures and countries are drawn based on such measurements. However, there are certain premises involved in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Mathematics, Cultural Influences
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Kim, Minkee; Lavonen, Jari; Juuti, Kalle; Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmae, Miia – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
In inquiry-based science education, there have been gradual shifts in research interests: the nature of scientific method, the debates on the effects of inquiry learning, and, recently, inquiry teaching. However, many in-service programs for inquiry teaching have reported inconsistent results due to the static view of classroom inquiries and due…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Leppavirta, Johanna – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
The study examines how students' conceptual understanding changes from high confidence with incorrect conceptions to high confidence with correct conceptions when reasoning about electromagnetics. The Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism test is weighted with students' self-rated confidence on each item in order to infer how strongly…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Universities
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Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Uitto, Anna; Byman, Reijo; Meisalo, Veijo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
Students find science relevant to society, but they do not find school science interesting. This survey study analyzes Finnish grade 9 students' actual experiences with science teaching methods and their preferences for how they would like to study science. The survey data were collected from 3,626 grade 9 students (1,772 girls and 1,832 boys)…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Females, Creative Activities, Student Interests
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Bayraktar, Sule – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to diagnose the misconceptions held by pre-service physics teachers about force and motion. The secondary aim of the study was to detect whether misconceptions vary according to gender, educational level, and culture. The study was conducted with 79 student-teachers attending to one of the largest faculties of…
Descriptors: Physics, Motion, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Savinainen, Antti; Viiri, Jouni – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) is a multiple choice test designed to monitor students' understanding of the conceptual domain of force and related kinematics (Hestenes et al. "Physics Teacher" 30:141-158 1992; Halloun et al., 1995, Online at http://modeling.asu.edu/R&E/Research.html). It has gained wide popularity among both…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Multiple Choice Tests, Physics, Science Instruction