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Kuo, Yen-Ruey; Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Chin, Chi-Chin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study aimed to explore low and non-low achievers' motivation towards science learning among 8th graders in two public schools in central Taiwan under inquiry-based instruction. Mixed design research methods were adopted, and students were divided into experimental (n = 56) and control groups (n = 45). Six non-consecutive inquiry units…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Student Motivation, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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English, Lyn D.; King, Donna – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
In this article, we report on sixth-grade students' responses to a set of problem activities that required the application of mathematics, science, and engineering knowledge in designing and constructing a paper bridge that could withstand an optimal load. Increasing students' application and awareness of their disciplinary learning and how they…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, STEM Education, Grade 6, Construction (Process)
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Saadati, Farzaneh; Cerda, Gamal; Giaconi, Valentina; Reyes, Cristian; Felmer, Patricio – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study was designed to examine predictors of instructional beliefs related to problem solving that influence mathematics in-service teachers' practices in the Chilean context. A total of 713 in-service mathematics teachers from various elementary schools participated in the survey study during 2015 and 2016. Results showed that teachers'…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Yang, Xinrong; Kaiser, Gabriele; König, Johannes; Blömeke, Sigrid – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Research on teacher noticing in the field of mathematics education research has increased in the last decade; however, only a few studies have investigated the social and cultural impact on teachers' noticing. This paper describes results of an international comparative study on (in-service) mathematics teachers' professional noticing in China and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Eun-Jung; Lee, Kyeong-Hwa; Park, Minsun – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study focuses on developing the abilities of preservice secondary mathematics teachers to modify mathematical tasks through noticing-oriented activities. To this end, the study designs three phases for Noticing-Oriented Task Modification Activity (NOTMA) and applies it to preservice secondary mathematics teachers. It investigates…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Summers, Ryan; Wang, Shuai; Abd-El-Khalick, Fouad; Said, Ziad – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Surveying is a common methodology in science education research, including cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons. The literature surrounding students' attitudes toward science, in particular, illustrates the prevalence of efforts to translate instruments with the eventual goal of comparing groups. This paper utilizes survey data from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Thibaut, Lieve; Knipprath, Heidi; Dehaene, Wim; Depaepe, Fien – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
A promising approach to increase students' motivation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is integrated STEM education (iSTEM). This is an instructional approach that emphasizes the deeper connections between the STEM disciplines by involving students in design challenges centered around real-world problems. However, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relevance (Education)
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Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Markelz, Andrew M.; Cozad, Lauren E. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Writing is recognized as a critical skill in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical fields, as it provides opportunities for individuals to think critically about learned information, integrate knowledge, communicate understanding, and contribute new information to the field. Requirements for applying mathematical knowledge to writing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Content Area Writing, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Stoffelsma, Lieke; Spooren, Wilbert – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study reports on a conceptual model that provides insight into the relationship between English reading proficiency and academic performance of first-year science and mathematics university students in Ghana, and an empirical test of that model. Longitudinal data were acquired from a sample of 133 students. Using three different mediation…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Han, Moonhyun; Kim, Heui-baik – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigates how elementary students were able to construct a human respiratory system model and, in particular, how the process of reasoning contributed to their model through the use of analogy model activities. For this study, modeling activities that included the use of analogy models were designed and implemented. Over 4 class…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Models, Human Body, Logical Thinking
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Brown, Rachael Eriksen; Bogiages, Christopher A. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
Teachers often struggle to utilize reform-based teaching strategies in their first few years of teaching for many reasons (Ball, Thames & Phelps, Journal of Teacher Education 59, 389-407, 2008; Berlin & White, "International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education" 8, 97-115, 2010; Frykholm & Glasson, "School…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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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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Guzey, S. Selcen; Ring-Whalen, Elizabeth A.; Harwell, Michael; Peralta, Yadira – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
The emphasis of reform-oriented science education today focuses on engineering integration in K-12 science classrooms. However, there is little research, particularly longitudinal research, on how different approaches to engineering integration influence student learning and interest. To address this gap in the literature, this study analyzed a…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Secondary School Science
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Yang, Der-Ching – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2019
This study investigated the performance of 790 fourth graders from Taiwan for judging the reasonableness of a computational result by using corresponding methods pertaining to whole numbers. A number-sense web-based two-tier diagnostic test was used to assess the number-sense performance of the fourth graders who participated in this study. The…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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