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Urhan, Selin; Dost, Senol – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
Model-eliciting activities are problem-solving activities that differ from traditional problems as they include non-routine, open-ended, and complicated real-life situations with various solutions (Lesh & Doerr, 2003). According to Lesh, Hoover, Hole, Kelly and Post (2000), a model-eliciting activity must follow certain principles, namely, the…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Generalization
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Nawani, Jigna; Kotzebue, Lena; Rixius, Julia; Graml, Michael; Neuhaus, Birgit J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study investigated the effects of teachers' use of "focus questions" on students' knowledge structures and classroom teaching-learning process by re-analyzing selected data from a quasi-experimental pre-post video study (Wadouh, 2007). Focus questions are content-related anchoring questions highlighting the key content taught in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Biology
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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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Lee, Shin-Yi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between both 9th-grade and 1st-year undergraduate students' use of "look back" strategies and problem solving performance in multiple solution methods, the difference in their use of look back strategies and problem solving performance in multiple solution methods, and the…
Descriptors: Grade 9, College Freshmen, Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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Chung, Yoonsook; Yoo, Jungsook; Kim, Sung-Won; Lee, Hyunju; Zeidler, Dana L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Communication skills are one of the most important competencies for 21st century global citizens. Our guiding presupposition was that socioscientific issues (SSIs) could be used as an effective pedagogical tool for promoting students' communication skills by increasing peer interactions, stimulating students' reasoning, and in constructing shared…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Science Education, Genetics, Grade 9
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Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Uitto, Anna; Byman, Reijo; Meisalo, Veijo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
Students find science relevant to society, but they do not find school science interesting. This survey study analyzes Finnish grade 9 students' actual experiences with science teaching methods and their preferences for how they would like to study science. The survey data were collected from 3,626 grade 9 students (1,772 girls and 1,832 boys)…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Females, Creative Activities, Student Interests
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Wu, Weishen; Chang, Huey-Por; Guo, Chorng-Jee – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study developed, validated, and utilized the Technology Integrated Classroom Inventory (TICI) to examine technology-integrated science learning environments as perceived by secondary school students and teachers. Using technology-oriented classroom climate instruments and considering the science classroom's characteristics, TICI was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 9, Classroom Environment, Secondary School Students
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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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Calik, Muammer; Ayas, Alipasa; Coll, Richard K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This paper reports on an investigation on the use of an analogy activity and seeks to provide evidence of whether the activity enables students to change alternative conceptions towards views more in accord with scientific views for aspects of solution chemistry. We were also interested in how robust any change was and whether these changes in…
Descriptors: Test Items, Chemistry, Long Term Memory, Foreign Countries
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Randler, Christoph; Bogner, Franz X. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
Teaching and learning approaches in ecology very often follow linear conceptions of ecosystems. Empirical studies with an ecological focus consistent with existing syllabi and focusing on cognitive achievement are scarce. Consequently, we concentrated on a classroom unit that offers learning materials and highlights the existing complexity rather…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design, Academic Achievement, Holistic Approach
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Yuenyong, Chokchai; Jones, Alister; Yutakom, Naruemon – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
This study is a cross-cultural comparison between the ideas of 49 Thai Grade 9 students and the 30 New Zealand Grade 9 students (approximately 15 years old), about energy related to technological and societal issues. Students' ideas were explored using the Questionnaire for exploring Students' ideas about Energy, Technological, and Societal issues…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Student Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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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