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Kim, Gahyoung; Ko, Yeonjoo; Lee, Hyunju – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
This study aimed to investigate how the community-based socioscientific issues program (SSI-COMM) affected middle school students' sense of place (SOP) and character development as citizens. We designed and implemented SSI-COMM on fine dust, abandoned pets, and recycling issues that were closely related to the students' local communities. SSI-COMM…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Place Based Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Schüler-Meyer, Alexander; Prediger, Susanne; Kuzu, Taha; Wessel, Lena; Redder, Angelika – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
To what degree can multilingual students profit from bilingual teaching approaches, even when they lack experience in the academic or technical register in their home languages? This study explores this research question in a mixed methods design for a German/Turkish bilingual intervention aimed at fostering conceptual understanding of fractions…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, German
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Ge, Yun-Ping; Yang, Hsiuting – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Arrows are recognized as efficient visual elements in conveying location, direction, connection, and process because the shape is thought to have an immediate, common sense impact on viewers. However, the results of our prior quantitative study did not support the assumed effects of arrows in reading energy pyramid diagrams. The current study…
Descriptors: Energy, Visual Aids, Semiotics, Comprehension
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Olsher, Shai; Even, Ruhama – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study examined the changes that a group of nine Israeli 7th grade mathematics teachers, who collaborated on editing the textbook they used in class, chose to make in the textbook. Data sources included the project website (using a modified wiki-book platform), the group meetings, interviews with the teachers, individual papers written by the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 7, Mathematics Teachers, Textbooks
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Kiran, Dekant; Sungur, Semra; Yerdelen, Sündüs – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the student and teacher-level predictors of Turkish middle school students' engagement in science classes. Students' engagement was examined in terms of agentic, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement. The participants of the study were 134 Turkish science teachers and their 3394 grade 7…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Yerdelen, Sündüs; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the role of students' classroom learning environment perceptions and teacher effectiveness in 7th grade students' self-regulation in science classes. Students' self-regulation was examined in terms of self-efficacy, achievement goals, and metacognitive strategy use which constitute important components of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Grade 7
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Tas, Yasemin; Aksoy, Gökhan; Cengiz, Ekrem – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigates the effect of design-based science (DBS) instruction on students' learning of electrical energy and students' metacognitive strategy use in science. Two classes of seventh-grade students participated in the study. DBS instruction was used in the treatment group, while the comparison group was taught the unit with…
Descriptors: Design, Science Education, Science Instruction, Energy