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Leong, Yew Hoong; Tay, Eng Guan; Toh, Tin Lam; Quek, Khiok Seng; Yap, Romina Ann Soon – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
We recognise that though teachers may participate in various forms of professional development (PD) programmes, learning that they may have gained in the PD may not always lead to corresponding perceivable changes in their classroom teaching. We offer a theoretical re-orientation towards this issue by introducing a construct we term…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Faculty Development
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Paige, Kathryn; Hardy, Graham – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE) is an innovative strand of the most recent Australian Curriculum: Science. The introduction of SHE is welcome and comes at a time when Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is under increasing scrutiny both in Australia and across the world, with some commentators identifying a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Education
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Maschietto, Michela – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper presents the analysis of two teaching experiments carried out in the context of the mathematics laboratory in a primary school (grades 3 and 4) with the use of the pascaline Zero + 1, an arithmetical machine. The teaching experiments are analysed by coordinating two theoretical frameworks, i.e. the instrumental approach and the Theory…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Nhalevilo, Emilia Z. de F. Afonso – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Much has been said and written about indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) or, as it is also termed, traditional ecological knowledge. My paper does not intend to discuss how it should be termed, although this is also an important issue as the way we name it frames the possibilities we open for this kind of knowledge. The paper rather looks…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Pluralism, Science Instruction, Acculturation
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Cañadas, María C.; Gómez, Pedro; Rico, Luis – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Spain was 1 of the 17 countries that participated in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M 2008). In this paper, we explore and describe the structure of Spanish primary mathematics teacher education programs. We analyzed the documents collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics, Teachers
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Beerenwinkel, Anne; Parchmann, Ilka; Grasel, Cornelia – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
This study explores the effect of a conceptual change text on students' awareness of common misconceptions on the particle model of matter. The conceptual change text was designed based on principles of text comprehensibility, of conceptual change instruction and of instructional approaches how to introduce the particle model. It was evaluated in…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Misconceptions, Item Response Theory, Teaching Methods
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Ruthven, Kenneth – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Taking lower-secondary schooling within the English educational system as an example, this paper illustrates the contribution of two bodies of international scholarship to the scoping of research-based pedagogical development aimed at improving student attitude and achievement in science and mathematics. After sketching the English context of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Klieger, Aviva; Bar-Yossef, Nurit – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Professional development (PD) of teachers comprises a major challenge in many countries. The empirical relations between teaching-learning processes and student achievements occupy educators who construct teachers' in-service training programs. Student achievements serve as a measure for testing improvements in learning. Many investigators view…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Processes, Science Teachers, Professional Development
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Lu, Chow-Chin; Chen, Yueh-Yun; Chen, Chen-Wei – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
The central focus of this study was the development, use and evaluation of CD-ROM picture books in elementary school science teaching. Three CD-ROM picture books based on the Campus Insects unit from the new elementary school science curriculum in Taiwan were developed. A quasi-experimental method was used to compare the use of the CD-ROMs and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Reading Comprehension, Picture Books, Entomology
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Kaur, Berinderjeet – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
This paper explores the nature and source of mathematics homework and teachers' and students' perspectives about the role of mathematics homework. The subjects of the study are three grade 8 mathematics teachers and 115 of their students. Data from field notes, teacher interviews and student questionnaire are analysed using qualitative methods.…
Descriptors: Homework, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Wang, Jing-Ru; Wang, Yuh-Chao; Tai, Hsin-Jung; Chen, Wen-Ju – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examined the differential impacts of an inquiry-based instruction on conceptual changes across levels of prior knowledge and reading ability. The instrument emphasized four simultaneously important components: conceptual knowledge, reading ability, attitude toward science, and learning environment. Although the learning patterns and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Scientific Concepts, Reading Ability, Language Proficiency
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Oliveira, Alandeom W. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examines the effectiveness of using scholarly descriptions of inquiry-based teaching as a professional development strategy aimed at improving elementary teachers' social understandings (i.e., how teachers perceive their own and their students' social roles and relationships in the context of inquiry-based science instruction). The…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Faculty Development, Misconceptions, Science Instruction
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Narjaikaew, Pattawan; Emarat, Narumon; Arayathanitkul, Kwan; Cowie, Bronwen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
The study investigated the impact on student motivation and understanding of magnetism of teaching sequences based on an inductive approach. The study was conducted in large lecture classes. A pre- and post-Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism was conducted with just fewer than 700 Thai undergraduate science students, before and after…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Magnets, Science Instruction
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Hong, Miyoung; Kang, Nam-Hwa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study examined science teachers' conceptions of creativity in science education, pedagogical ideas, and contextual factors perceived as constraints on teaching for creativity and any differences in the conceptions of teachers from South Korea and the United States. Participants in the study consisted of 44 South Korean and 21 US secondary…
Descriptors: Creativity, Class Size, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Smart, Julie; Horton, Robert M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
To monitor and evaluate program success and to provide teachers with a tool that could support their transformation in teaching practice, we needed an effective and valid protocol to measure the quantity and quality of inquiry-based instruction being led. Existing protocols, though helpful, were either too generic or too program specific.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Inquiry
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