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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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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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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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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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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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Madsen, Lene Moller; Winslow, Carl – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
We examine the relationship between research and teaching practices as they are enacted by university professors in a research-intensive university. First we propose a theoretical model for the study of this relationship based on Chevallard's anthropological theory. This model is used to design and analyze an interview study with physical…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Anthropology, Physical Geography, Teaching Methods
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Panizzon, Debra; Pegg, John – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
Aligned with recent changes to syllabuses in Australia is an assessment regime requiring teachers to identify what their students "know" and "can do" in terms of the quality of understanding demonstrated. This paper describes the experiences of 25 secondary science and mathematics teachers in rural schools in New South Wales as…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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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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Ranade, Mridula D. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
Research suggests that information and communication technologies (ICT) used in the form of computer assisted instruction (CAI) may benefit student learning. There is, however, limited research about the application of CAI in non-Western educational contexts. Here I describe the use of CAI in the learning of science in India. Evaluation of student…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Information Technology