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Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Sung-Youn; Stevens, Shawn Y.; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
A coherent curriculum that clearly defines sets of ideas that build upon one another to meet desired learning goals can successfully support the development of meaningful understanding across time. This study explores the influence of a coherent curriculum as a systematic approach to aligning and sequencing specific ideas to support students in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Instructional Materials, Student Attitudes
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Lawrie, Gwendolyn A.; Schultz, Madeleine; Wright, Anthony H. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The successful transition from high school to tertiary chemistry studies relies on a student's ability to transfer prior understanding since many topics are extended during first year general chemistry. It was therefore of interest to investigate the perspectives of high school and tertiary teachers regarding which topics and concepts they…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry
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Rosenfeld, Sherman; Yayon, Malka; Halevi, Ronit; Blonder, Ron – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The Maker movement has started to influence the field of science education. However, a tension exists between the movement's informal grassroots learning emphasis on open-ended personalized projects and the requirements of the formal and standardized science education curriculum. This study explores how high school chemistry teachers in Israel…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry
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Adkins, Michael; Noyes, Andrew – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
The mathematical preparedness of science undergraduates has been a subject of debate for some time. This paper investigates the relationship between school mathematics attainment and degree outcomes in biology and chemistry across England, a much larger scale of analysis than has hitherto been reported in the literature. A unique dataset which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Biology, Chemistry
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Balta, Nuri – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study is a detailed look at the level of understanding of fundamental ideas about blackbody radiation (BBR) among physics teachers. The aim is to explore associations and ideas that teachers have regarding blackbody radiation: a concept used routinely in physics and chemistry, which is necessary to understand fundamentals of quantum physics.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Radiation, Physics
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Qureshi, Sheila; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Southam, Daniel C.; Treagust, David F. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This research took place within the context of ongoing educational reforms to promote inquiry-based science instruction and a desire to draw evidence to inform adoptions of western pedagogical practices in a high-context culture like Qatar. We report on the outcomes from Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) in a foundation chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Taskin, Vahide; Bernholt, Sascha; Parchmann, Ilka – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Chemical representations serve as a communication tool not only in exchanges between scientists but also in chemistry lessons. The goals of the present study were to measure the extent of student teachers' knowledge about chemical representations, focusing on chemical formulae and structures in particular, and to explore which factors related to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
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Nehring, Andreas; Päßler, Andreas; Tiemann, Rüdiger – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
With regard to the moderate performance of German students in international large-scale assessments, one branch of German science education research is concerned with the construction and evaluation of competence models. Based on the theory-driven definition of competence levels, these models imply a correlation between the complexity of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Tesfamariam, Gebrekidan Mebrahtu; Lykknes, Annette; Kvittingen, Lise – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In theory, practical work is an established part of university-level chemistry courses. However, mainly due to budget constraints, large class size, time constraints and inadequate teacher preparations, practical activities are frequently left out from chemistry classroom instruction in most developing countries. Small-scale chemistry (SSC)…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Control Groups
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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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Eymur, Gülüzar; Geban, Ömer – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of cooperative learning based on conceptual change approach instruction on ninth-grade students' understanding in chemical bonding concepts compared to traditional instruction. Seventy-two ninth-grade students from two intact chemistry classes taught by the same teacher in a public high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 9, Cooperative Learning, Chemistry
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Canu, Michaël; de Hosson, Cécile; Duque, Mauricio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Engineering students in control courses have been observed to lack an understanding of equilibrium and stability, both of which are crucial concepts in this discipline. The introduction of these concepts is generally based on the study of classical examples from Newtonian mechanics supplemented with a control system. Equilibrium and stability are…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Science Process Skills
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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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Emilov, Iliya; Tafrova-Grigorova, Adriana – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study is part of a cross-national research entitled "In the past and now: Constructivist practices in teaching chemistry--Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe." The purpose of the research is to explore science secondary classroom environments in terms of the constructivist approach. The study has been carried out at international…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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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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