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Olsher, Shai; Even, Ruhama – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study examined the changes that a group of nine Israeli 7th grade mathematics teachers, who collaborated on editing the textbook they used in class, chose to make in the textbook. Data sources included the project website (using a modified wiki-book platform), the group meetings, interviews with the teachers, individual papers written by the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Mathematics Teachers, Textbooks
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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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Guberman, Raisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
One of the key courses in the mathematics teacher education program in Israel is arithmetic, which engages in contents which these pre-service mathematics teachers (PMTs) will later teach at school. Teaching arithmetic involves knowledge about the essence of the concept of "number" and the development thereof, calculation methods and…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Ayalon, Michal; Watson, Anne; Lerman, Steve – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Identifying and expressing relations between quantities is a key aspect of understanding and using functions. We are aiming to understand the development of functions understanding throughout school years in Israel. A survey instrument was developed with teachers and given to 20 high and average achieving students from each of years 7-11 and to 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, High Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Stein, Hana; Galili, Igal – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Several researches in physics education have demonstrated the problematic status of teaching the subject of gravitation and weight and students' knowledge of these concepts. This paper presents findings of a study of students' knowledge following instruction within a changed conceptual framework of the weight concept in several 9th grade classes…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education, Physics
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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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Dolev, Sarit; Even, Ruhama – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study analyzes six seventh grade Israeli mathematics textbooks, examining (1) the extent to which students are required to justify and explain their mathematical work, and (2) whether students are asked to justify a mathematical claim that is stated by the textbook or a mathematical claim that they themselves generated when solving a problem.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Research
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Hagay, Galit; Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Peleg, Ran – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
There is increasing evidence of a gap between curricular requirements and what students actually want to know. One of the factors influencing what is taught in the classroom is teachers' attitudes towards integrating their students' interests. This study investigated what prompts high-school teachers who prepare students for national matriculation…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Biology
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Levenson, Esther; Gal, Hagar – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This paper considers studying changes in teachers' perspectives regarding the teaching of mathematically talented students learning in heterogeneous classes. We investigate these changes through a case study of Rona, a teacher who participated in the professional development program "From One End to the Other" held in The David Yellin…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Attitude Change, Academically Gifted, Mathematics
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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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Hofstein, Avi; Eilks, Ingo; Bybee, Rodger – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
One common theme underlying recent reports on science education is that the content of school science and its related pedagogical approaches are not aligned with the interests and needs of both society and the majority of the students. Most students do not find their science classes interesting and motivating. These claims are especially valid…
Descriptors: Science Programs, Foreign Countries, Science Education, Social Problems
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Kaberman, Zvia; Dori, Yehudit Judy – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
A new learning unit in chemistry, "Case-based Computerized Laboratories" (CCL) and Computerized Molecular Modeling" (CMM) was developed at the Technion. The CCL and CMM curriculum integrates computerized desktop experiments and molecular modeling with an emphasis on scientific inquiry and case studies. Our research aimed at…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Science Experiments
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Zion, Michal – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
The Biomind program is a new open inquiry program for Israeli biology high school students. The Biomind program is facilitated by diverse activities of asynchronous on-line forums for teachers and students. This research aims to analyse the discussions that occurred over a period of three years in these forums, in order to obtain a picture of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Internet, Student Attitudes, High School Students
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Stavy, Ruth; Babai, Reuven; Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina; Lin, Fou-Lai; McRobbie, Campbell – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
This paper presents a cross-cultural study on the intuitive rules theory. The study was conducted in Australia (with aboriginal children) in Taiwan and in Israel. Our findings indicate that Taiwanese and Australian Aboriginal students, much like Israeli ones, provided incorrect responses, most of which were in line with the intuitive rules. Also,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intuition, Thinking Skills, Theories