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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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Dikmenli, Yurdal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
People who strive to prevent harm to the environment while utilizing it and to maintain a livable environment is related to educational and cultural values. If we want the next generation to live in an environment as undisturbed as we live in now, environmentally friendly products should be consumed and waste should be prevented. Thus, raising an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education
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Gårdebjer, Sofie; Larsson, Anette; Adawi, Tom – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
This paper deals with a novel method for improving the traditional "verification" laboratory in science education. Drawing on the idea of integrated instructional units, we describe an instructional sequence which we call the Babushka concept. This concept consists of three integrated instructional units: a start-up lecture, a laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sequential Approach, Instructional Innovation, Lecture Method
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Ozturk Tasci, Fulya; Oguz Unver, Ayse – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Understanding what disaster means will not only raise our awareness but will also bring us closer to knowing how to protect ourselves in the face of their destructive effects. The aim of this study is to understand how the concept of disaster is perceived in different demographics/subgroups of the population and by defining the term, to determine…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Definitions, Natural Disasters, Statistical Analysis
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Ayoubi, Zalpha; El Takach, Suzanne; Rawas, Muhammad – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore to what extent the in-service chemistry teachers improved their PCK after attending the training program at the Faculty of Education. The research questions were: (1) How do in-service teachers' personal perceptions about the teaching/learning process change after attending the training course at the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Memis, Esra Kabatas; Cevik, Ebru Ezberci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine processes experienced by students of different achievement levels in small group discussions in argumentation applications conducted in scientific and socio-scientific issues. Case study which is a qualitative research design was used for the study. In this line, a success test including mechanical subjects…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles
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