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Zeidan, Afif – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the constructivist learning environment among Palestinian science students. The study also aimed to investigate the effects of gender and learning level of these students on their perceptions of the constructivist learning environment. Data were collected from 125 male and 101 female students from the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment, Investigations, Gender Differences
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Mun, Kongju; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won; Choi, Kyunghee; Choi, Sung-Youn; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this study, we explored the extent to which Australian, Chinese, and Korean middle school students perceived themselves to have scientific literacy as global citizens and attempted to identify differences and/or commonalities in their perceptions. A total of 655 middle school students (8th and 9th grades; 358 girls and 297 boys) from the three…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Scientific Literacy, Global Approach
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Yüksel, Ismail – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of activity-based mathematics instruction on mathematics performance and investigate those factors, which contribute to the mathematics performance of a sample of children aged between 10 and 12 years. The study was designed to consider the impact of prior knowledge, self-regulation, prior attitude,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Activities, Mathematics Achievement, Preadolescents
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Uitto, Anna – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The aim of the study was to discover the contribution of students' interest in school biology, as well as their self-efficacy and attitudes towards different science subjects and mathematics when explaining students' orientation towards biology-related careers at upper-secondary school. The data of 321 K-11 students (49% women) were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Interests, Biology, Self Efficacy
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Schoerning, Emily – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study examined the effect of the translation of traditional scientific vocabulary into plain English on student achievement in college science instruction. The study took place in the context of an introductory microbiology course. Data were collected from course sections instructed with traditional microbiology vocabulary as well as sections…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Vocabulary, Language Usage, Science Achievement
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study explored environmental worldviews of selected undergraduate students in Taiwan and located the associations of these worldviews with science. The "environment" is represented as nature or the natural world, as opposed to the social and spiritual world. The participants were undergraduate students (14 science and 15 nonscience…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, World Views, Environmental Education, Scientific Attitudes
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Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper investigates the factors that influence 15-year-old students' intentions to study physics post-16, when it is no longer compulsory. The analysis is based on the year 10 (age, 15 years) responses of 5,034 students from 137 England schools as learners of physics during the academic year 2008-2009. Factor analyses uncovered a range of…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Education, Factor Analysis, Family Environment
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Tighezza, M'Hamed – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The purpose of the present study was to examine the validity of modeling science achievement in terms of 3 social psychological variables (school connectedness, science attitude, and active learning) and 2 self-perception variables (self-confidence and science value). Two models were tested: full mediation and partial mediation. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Self Concept, Correlation
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Lin, Emily; Shi, Qingmin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
Questions remain about how to best prepare students to be environmentally literate. Although Canada and U.S. share similarities in education systems, diversity in student population, and historical roots in formalizing environmental education, Canada is one of the top performing countries in international science assessments while U.S. matches…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Institutional Characteristics, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Wadouh, Julia; Liu, Ning; Sandmann, Angela; Neuhaus, Birgit J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
Knowledge structure is an important aspect for defining students' competency in biology learning, but how knowledge structure is influenced by the teaching process in naturalistic biology classroom settings has scarcely been empirically investigated. In this study, 49 biology lessons in the teaching unit "blood and circulatory system" in…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Pyzdrowski, Laura J.; Sun, Ye; Curtis, Reagan; Miller, David; Winn, Gary; Hensel, Robin A. M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This study examined student indicators for success in entry-level college calculus. An attitude toward mathematics inventory, course performance, readiness assessment, and student interviews were used to determine characteristics and behaviors of students who succeeded in the course. In addition to student indicators, difficult topics and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Calculus
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Lee, Han Su; Park, Jongwon – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Finding out about and then understanding the forces acting on a moving object, based on a description of the change in motion of this object, is an important part of the conceptual understanding of Newton's law of motion. Using Hempel's deductive-normative model for scientific explanation, we developed a deductive explanation task (DET),…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Science Instruction, Motion, Scientific Principles
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Sumpter, Lovisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Upper secondary students' task solving reasoning was analysed with a focus on arguments for strategy choices and conclusions. Passages in their arguments for reasoning that indicated the students' beliefs were identified and, by using a thematic analysis, categorized. The results stress three themes of beliefs used as arguments for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Nagle, Courtney; Moore-Russo, Deborah; Viglietti, Janine; Martin, Kristi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This study considers tertiary calculus students' and instructors' conceptualizations of slope. Qualitative techniques were employed to classify responses to 5 items using conceptualizations of slope identified across various research settings. Students' responses suggest that they rely on procedurally based conceptualizations of…
Descriptors: Calculus, Qualitative Research, Mathematical Concepts, College Students
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Soprano, Kristina; Yang, Li-Ling – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
This case study reports the effects of a cooperative learning field experience on a pre-service teacher's views of inquiry-based science and her science teaching self-efficacy. Framed by an action research model, this study examined (a) the pre-service teacher's developing understanding of inquiry-based science teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Action Research, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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