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Erdogan, Sezen Camci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The present study aims to examine the perceptions towards scientists and science/pseudoscience distinctions of gifted education and elementary education teacher candidates who will educate gifted students especially at the elementary education level. A total of 92 volunteer prospective teachers, composed of candidates from gifted education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted
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Ormanci, Ummuhan; Cepni, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The use of tablet in schools has been getting importance in a parallel with any change in educational policies. It can be said that the use of tablets was investigated on the variables such as success and attitude in the literature and the number of studies increased related to the applications that can be used in tablets. In this context, it was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Develi, Fatih; Namdar, Bahadir – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Scientific concepts are the building blocks of scientific thought and science communication. Therefore, to achieve scientific literacy it is necessary to construct and define the concepts accurately. In this study, the concept of friction force, which is frequently encountered in science textbooks, is discussed. The explanations of the concept in…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Ladachart, Luecha – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Research in teacher education has given increasing attention to pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as a theoretical construct that describes necessary knowledge for teachers to teach specific content. This research study aims to examine whether an understanding about the nature of science (NOS) correlates with orientation to teaching science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Multiple Choice Tests
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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Holmes, Shawn Y.; Annetta, Leonard; Crumb, Loni – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
A computer-based simulation, Hazelton High at REST (HHR), with embedded performance-based assessments and Likert-type survey questions was created to assess preservice teacher recognition of racial and gender intolerant behaviors. The simulation was modeled after the Racial Ethical Sensitivity Test (REST), a reliable video-based assessment,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Ethics, Gender Differences
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Reid-Griffin, Angelia – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Mentoring is a life-long approach to building positive, supportive relationships, self-confidence and increasing academic performance. In this article, I present how a college-based summer camp, designed to engage youth in increasing interests in STEM, Healthcare, and Teacher education, by helping youth build self-confidence and career interests…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, College Faculty
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Turgut, Halil – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how theist (Muslim) pre-service science teachers reconcile their individual ontologies, which stem from their worldviews, with premises of modern science. 23 pre-service science teachers (10 males and 13 females, ages ranged from 19 to 23) were selected by purposeful sampling. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Muslims, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, World Views
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Yuzuak, Ahmet Volkan; Erten, Sinan; Kara, Yilmaz – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Aim of the present study is to analyze science teacher candidates' laboratory videos by using Many-facet Rasch model. Survey method was used in the study. The study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year spring semester. Rasch model's surfaces are respectively: 9 juries, 13 science activities and 19 criteria. FACETS program was used for data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education, Models
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Iwuanyanwu, Paul Nnanyereugo – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The present study explores students' understanding of calculus-based kinematics (henceforth, CBK), in which argumentation is taken as the sequence of the modes of fostering reasoning and problem-solving. The investigation stresses the importance of arguments students bring to the learning situation of CBK and recognizes the active construction of…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mechanics (Physics), Motion, Problem Solving
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Gok, Tolga – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of the research was to investigate the effects of think pair share (TPS) instructional strategy on students' conceptual learning and epistemological beliefs on physics and physics learning. The research was conducted with two groups. One of the groups was the experimental group (EG) and the other group was the control group (CG). 35…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Science Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Lai, Ching-San – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The major purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the inquiry-based method is effective in improving students' learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. A total of 73 college students studying Information Technology (IT) were chosen as…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, STEM Education, Computer Science Education
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Bilgin, Aysegul; Balbag, Mustafa Zafer – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the personal professional development efforts of science and technology teachers in their fields with regard to some variables. These variables were determined as gender, year of seniority and sufficiency level of the laboratory equipment. Moreover, the relation between the actual efforts exerted by science and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Science Education, Technology Education, Science Teachers
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Yerdelen, Sundus; Cansiz, Mustafa; Cansiz, Nurcan; Akcay, Hakan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
In this study, we aimed to improve preservice teachers' attitudes toward socioscientific issues through socioscientific issue course. Moreover, we investigated whether this course influences preservice teachers studying in a science education and non-science education in a similar way. For this purpose, a semester-long socioscientific issues…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Science and Society, Science Instruction
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Arslan Buyruk, Arzu; Ogan Bekiroglu, Feral – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The focus of this study was to evaluate the impact of model-based inquiry on pre-service physics teachers' conceptual understanding of dynamics. Theoretical framework of this research was based on models-of-data theory. True-experimental design using quantitative and qualitative research methods was carried out for this research. Participants of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Physics, Science Teachers
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