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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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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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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