NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 6 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mason, Lucia; Zaccoletti, Sonia; Carretti, Barbara; Scrimin, Sara; Diakidoy, Irene-Anna N. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Text is the primary tool to learn disciplinary knowledge in school. Text-based learning is shaped by a complex interplay between the text and reader characteristics. This study examined the role of text structure and inhibition in conceptual learning about energy. Inhibition implies the ability to block dominant but inappropriate responses…
Descriptors: Inhibition, Energy, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita; Spies, Tracy G.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Academic language is critical for English learners (ELs) to succeed in the science classroom. This study analyzed the instructional practices centered around academic language taking place in eight, fifth-grade classrooms during a grant-funded project. Observational data collected through a classroom observation instrument were analyzed to…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Language Usage, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cheng, Ming-Chang; Chou, Pei-I; Wang, Ya-Ting; Lin, Chih-Ho – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study investigates how the illustrations in a science textbook, with their design modified according to cognitive process principles, affected students' learning performance. The quasi-experimental design recruited two Grade 5 groups (N?=?58) as the research participants. The treatment group (n?=?30) used the modified version of the textbook,…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Textbooks, Illustrations, Elementary School Science
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
An, Shuhua; Wu, Zhonghe – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
This study focuses on teacher learning of student thinking through grading homework, assessing and analyzing misconceptions. The data were collected from 10 teachers at fifth-eighth grade levels in the USA. The results show that assessing and analyzing misconceptions from grading homework is an important approach to acquiring knowledge of…
Descriptors: Homework, Grading, Grade 8, Mathematics Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chiu, Mei-Shiu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study investigated the approaches to teaching by three fifth-grade teachers' of creative and non-creative mathematical problems for fractions. The teachers' personal constructs of the two kinds of problems were elicited by interviews through the use of the repertory grid technique. All the teaching was observed and video-recorded. Results…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hakkarainen, Olavi; Ahtee, Maija – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2007
This study concerns the question of how teachers can help pupils to perceive the concept of weight (gravitation). Fifth and ninth graders were asked in a paper-and-pencil test to compare the weight of two objects suspended in a pulley-in-balance half a year after the learning intervention consisting of three successive pulley-in-balance…
Descriptors: Intervention, Independent Study, Teacher Role, Grade 9