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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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Ecevit, Tugba; Yalaki, Yalcin; Kingir, Sevgi – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
Elementary school teacher candidates' (student teachers or STs) views of nature of science are important for an effective science teaching that aims to improve children's scientific literacy. The purpose of this study was to improve STs' views of nature of science through an intensive intervention. The study group consisted of 65 third year STs…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Misconceptions, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Ozdemir, Gokhan; Dikici, Ayhan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the strength of relationships between 7th grade students' Scientific Process Skills (SPS), Nature of Science (NOS) beliefs, and Scientific Creativity (SC) through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). For this purpose, data were collected from 332 students of two public middle school students in Turkey. SPS,…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Creativity, Scientific Principles, Knowledge Level
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Izci, Kemal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Representation of nature of science (NOS) within curricula including standards, grade level expectations, and textbooks and their alignment with each other to achieve teaching NOS is crucial. Thus, the aims of the study were to a) assess how NOS is portrayed in standards, grade level expectations and a teacher edition of seventh grade textbook of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Curriculum, Textbooks
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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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Fick, Sarah J.; Songer, Nancy Butler – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
Recent reforms emphasize a shift in how students should learn and demonstrate knowledge of science. These reforms call for students to learn content knowledge using science and engineering practices, creating integrated science knowledge. While there is existing literature about the development of integrated science knowledge assessments, few…
Descriptors: Climate, Middle School Students, Integrated Activities, Scientific Literacy
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Balci, Ceyda; Yenice, Nilgun – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of scientific argumentation based learning process on the eighth grade students' achievement in the unit of "cell division and inheritance". It also deals with the effects of this process on their comprehension about the nature of scientific knowledge, their willingness to take part in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 8, Persuasive Discourse, Science Achievement
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Abegglen, Sandra; Bustillos, Jessie – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The present paper is a case study based on a first year BA Hons Education Studies module that explores a number of important questions about the relationship between technology, knowledge and society and begins to think about how our ideas about each of these contribute to an understanding of what education means. Following a Foucauldian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Ozturk, Elif; Ucus, Sukran – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
Argumentation is highlighted as one of the most important activities of science education by many researchers. The main aim of this research is to examine primary school students' nature of science classes and argumentation skills in terms of their academic success in primary science classes. Thus, the main interest of the study is centered on the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Sexton, Steven – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
This self-study investigated how one teacher educator influenced his final-year pre-service teachers perceived primary science classroom learning environment. The study utilized the Nature of Science as Argumentative Questionnaire (NSAAQ) and regularly scheduled focus group interviews. These tools investigated how the learning environment the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators