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Günter, Tugçe; Demir, F. Ebru Ofluoglu – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
This study investigates the impact of the Case-Based Learning (CBL) method for the topic of 'B6, B9 and B12 Vitamins' on students' academic achievement in a biochemistry course for an associate degree level in health. To this end, a case study with the title 'The Reasons for Depression: Do We Know What They Are?' was developed and implemented. The…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Science Instruction, College Science, Biochemistry
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Kumandas, Bahar; Ateskan, Armagan; Lane, Jennie – Journal of Biological Education, 2019
Teachers need to be aware of biology misconceptions in their classrooms and how to address them. In response, researchers and science educators have suggested and examined effective practices to prevent and ameliorate misconceptions. An extensive review of the literature gives researchers and educators insights into trends, practices, and gaps in…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Misconceptions, Content Analysis
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Sadi, Özlem; Lee, Min-Hsien – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to compare the conceptions of learning biology (COLB) of Taiwanese and Turkish high school students. In addition, it was investigated whether there is a gender difference in students' COLB in both countries. The COLB questionnaire was implemented in both countries and students' COLB were identified. A total of 562…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Akçay, Süleyman – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
In this study, Turkish prospective elementary science teachers' understanding of photosynthesis and cellular respiration has been analysed within the contexts of ecosystem knowledge, organism knowledge and interconnection knowledge (IK). In the analysis, concept maps developed by 74 prospective teachers were used. The study was carried out with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Çìl, Emine – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Plants are an integral part of nature. Many plant species in almost any part of the world are under serious threats due to various reasons such as deforestation, pollution--of air, water and soil--caused by industrialisation, overgrazing and rapid population growth. It is likely that people have strong positive attitudes towards conservation of…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Tarhan, Leman; Ayyildiz, Yildizay – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
The effect of problem-based learning (PBL) applications in an undergraduate biochemistry course on students' interest in this course was investigated through four modules during one semester. Students' views about active learning and improvement in social skills were also collected and evaluated. We conducted the study with 36 senior students from…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Biochemistry
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Kiliç, Didem; Saglam, Necdet – Journal of Biological Education, 2014
Students tend to learn genetics by rote and may not realise the interrelationships in daily life. Because reasoning abilities are necessary to construct relationships between concepts and rote learning impedes the students' sound understanding, it was predicted that having high level of formal reasoning and adopting meaningful learning orientation…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Hypothesis Testing
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Topsakal, Unsal Umdu; Oversby, John – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
In the present study, we have explored an aspect of teachers' perceptions of biology diagrams. The research was performed in Turkey. The data were gathered from 50 (25 female, 25 male) teachers of primary and secondary schools and 34 (18 female, 16 male) academic staff of different universities in Turkey. Some of the participants are science…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Protocol Analysis
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Cinici, Ayhan – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was a qualitative analysis of high school students' ideas about life cycle and life forms of the butterfly. For this purpose, open-ended questions and drawing methods were applied to 194 high school students from the ninth to eleventh grades and 14 to 16 years of age in Erzurum, Turkey. Students' drawings were categorised…
Descriptors: High School Students, Entomology, Biology, Foreign Countries
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Koksal, Mustafa Serdar; Cakiroglu, Jale; Geban, Omer – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of explicit-embedded-reflective (EER) instruction in nature of science (NOS) understandings of ninth-grade advanced science students. This study was conducted with 71 students, who were divided into three groups, by using non-equivalent quasi-experimental design. In the treatment…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Scientific Principles, Reflective Teaching, Instructional Effectiveness
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Taskin, Özgür – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
The present research aims to determine whether or not pre-service science teachers in Turkey are resistant to learning about the theory of evolution (TOE), and to understand the reasons for their acceptance or rejection of this theory. Following an intervention process, essay documents were collected from each participant ("N" = 113) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evolution, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Topsakal, Unsal Umdu; Oversby, John – Journal of Biological Education, 2012
In the present study, the understandings of student teachers (training for the primary phase and Master's degree students from a primary science and technology education department) about flowers and plant cells using the method of drawing in combination with interviews are explored. The data were gathered from 116 student teachers and 10 Master's…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Schools of Education, Foreign Countries, Technology Education
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Oztap, Haydar; Ozay, Esra; Oztap, Fulya – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
This study examines the difficulties biology teachers face when teaching cell division in the secondary schools of the central part of the Erzurum province in Turkey. During this research, a questionnaire was distributed to a total of 36 secondary school biology teachers. Findings of the study indicate biology teachers perceive cell division as…
Descriptors: Biology, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teaching Skills
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Ozay, Esra; Oztas, Haydar – Journal of Biological Education, 2003
Studies misconceptions held by grade 9 students (14-15-years old) in Turkey about photosynthesis and plant nutrition. Uses a questionnaire to test students' conceptions and reports conflicting and often incorrect ideas about photosynthesis, respiration, and energy flow in plants. Suggests that there are difficulties in changing students' prior…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions