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Maurício, Paulo; Valente, Bianor; Chagas, Isabel – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
In this work, we present a teaching-learning sequence on colour intended to a pre-service elementary teacher programme informed by History and Philosophy of Science. Working in a socio-constructivist framework, we made an excursion on the history of colour. Our excursion through history of colour, as well as the reported misconception on colour…
Descriptors: Science History, Scientific Principles, Philosophy, Scientific Concepts
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Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Yu, Chung-Chieh; Chin, Chi-Chin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The purposes of this study are to report the influences of a mixed delivery professional development [PD] course involving face-to-face classes and the mentoring assisted inquiry-based teaching [MAIT] website that addressed the conceptual change and self-efficacy of high school mathematics and science teachers' conceptions of inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Alhendal, Dalal; Marshman, Margaret; Grootenboer, Peter – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
To improve the quality of education, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education has encouraged schools to implement inquiry-based instruction. This study identifies psychosocial factors that predict teachers' intention to use inquiry-based instruction in their science classrooms. An adapted model of Ajzen's (1985) theory of planned behaviour--the Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Intention
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Emilov, Iliya; Tafrova-Grigorova, Adriana – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study is part of a cross-national research entitled "In the past and now: Constructivist practices in teaching chemistry--Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe." The purpose of the research is to explore science secondary classroom environments in terms of the constructivist approach. The study has been carried out at international…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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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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Zhang, Qiaoping; Barkatsas, Tasos; Law, Huk-Yuen; Leu, Yuh-Chyn; Seah, Wee Tiong; Wong, Ngai-Ying – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
It has become increasingly recognized that what teachers and students value affect teaching and learning in general and in the area of mathematics in particular. Yet, the extent to which this is so varies across cultural regions. In recent years, how the ethnic Chinese teach and learn mathematics has attracted much attention worldwide. It is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Value Judgment, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Martinez-Sierra, Gustavo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This paper reports a qualitative research that identifies the characteristics of good mathematics teaching from the perspective of Mexican high school students. For this purpose, the social representations of a good mathematics teacher and a good mathematics class were identified in a group of 67 students. In order to obtain information, a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Osman, Kamisah; Lee, Tien Tien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The Electrochemistry topic is found to be difficult to learn due to its abstract concepts involving macroscopic, microscopic, and symbolic representation levels. Studies have shown that animation and simulation using information and communication technology (ICT) can help students to visualize and hence enhance their understanding in learning…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Teaching Methods, Animation, Simulation
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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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Sapkova, Alesja – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
The aim of the research was to compare espoused beliefs about teaching and learning and reported practices for the teachers of mathematics in Latvia. The sample consisted of 390 teachers of mathematics from different regions of Latvia. The present research is a part of an international comparative research within the NorBa project (Nordic-Baltic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Shahat, Mohamed A.; Ohle, Annika; Treagust, David F.; Fischer, Hans E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
Educators and policymakers envision the future of education in Egypt as enabling learners to acquire scientific inquiry and problem-solving skills. In this article, we describe the validation of a model for problem solving and the design of instruments for evaluating new teaching methods in Egyptian science classes. The instruments were based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Problem Solving, Science Instruction
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Wood, Leigh N.; Mather, Glyn; Petocz, Peter; Reid, Anna; Engelbrecht, Johann; Harding, Ansie; Houston, Ken; Smith, Geoff H.; Perrett, Gillian – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
We report on an international study about mathematics students' ideas of how they will use mathematics in their future study and careers. This builds on our previous research into students' conceptions of mathematics. In this paper, we use data from two groups of students studying mathematics: those who participated in an in-depth interview and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education
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Afari, Ernest; Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
The primary focus of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of games when used in tertiary-level mathematics classes in the United Arab Emirates. Our study incorporated a mixed-method approach that involved surveys (to assess students' perceptions of the learning environment and attitudes towards mathematics), interviews, observations of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Rogers, Meredith A. Park; Cross, Dionne I.; Gresalfi, Melissa Sommerfeld; Trauth-Nare, Amy E.; Buck, Gayle A. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which three teachers' professional experience and existing orientations toward teaching and learning mathematics and science influenced their implementation of a project-based curriculum (i.e. project-based learning (PBL)). Data sources included interviews, videotapes of classroom activity,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Student Projects, Active Learning, Educational Change
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Changeiywo, Johnson M.; Wambugu, P. W.; Wachanga, S. W. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Teaching method is a major factor that affects students' motivation to learn physics. This study investigated the effects of using mastery learning approach (MLA) on secondary school students' motivation to learn physics. Solomon four non-equivalent control group design under the quasi-experimental research method was used in which a random sample…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Physics, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries
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