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Shehab, Saadeddine Salim; BouJaoude, Saouma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study focused on the requirements that chemical representations should meet in textbooks in order to enhance conceptual understanding. Specifically, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the chemical representations that are present in 7 secondary Lebanese chemistry textbooks. To achieve the latter purpose, an instrument adapted from…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Textbooks, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Osman, Enja; BouJaoude, Saouma; Hamdan, Hiba – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Lebanese educators claim that middle and secondary school students exhibit poor understanding of genetics due to misconceptions and difficulties that hinder progression in conceptual understanding of major genetics concepts and phenomena across different grade levels. They attributed these problems to Lebanon's ill-structured genetics curriculum…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Misconceptions, Secondary School Students
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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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Rizk, Nadya; Jaber, Lama; Halwany, Sarah; BouJaoude, Saouma – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
Beliefs about the nature of knowledge and knowing have been investigated extensively in educational and developmental psychology research. Hofer's framework on personal epistemology is adopted in the present study for assessing Lebanese university students' epistemologies of science. Participants were 213 students in their first year of…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Interviews, Data Analysis, Developmental Psychology
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Afra, Nada Chatila; Osta, Iman; Zoubeir, Wassim – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study attempted to investigate the alternative conceptions that a group of 12 Lebanese students in a grade 9 class hold about electricity. It also attempted to evaluate learning outcomes of implementing in that class an inquiry-based module for the acquisition of conceptual understanding of basic concepts in electricity. Fourteen mostly…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Grade 9, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts
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Vlaardingerbroek, Barend; Jaber, Lama Z.; Rizk, Nadya G.; Bayoud, Jana M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
The high-stakes Lebanese Brevet examinations are undertaken by almost all school students at the end of year 9 and include papers in Chemistry and Physics. This research presents an analysis of the 2007 examinations in these two science subjects using official statistics and response patterns arising from samples of candidate scripts. The…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Scripts, Student Attitudes, Physics