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Aydede Yalçin, Meryem Nur – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
It is important for people to be able to judge the nature while actually living in it to gain the scientific perspective which is an important skill nowadays. Within this importance, the general purpose of this study is to examine the effect of active learning based science camp activities on sixth, seventh and eighth grade students' opinions…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Summer Science Programs, Science Education, Elementary School Science
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Uyar, Yusuf; Ensar, Ferhat – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Development of environmental literacy needs an interdisciplinary effort. Especially language classes, with environment related texts, have potential to support environmental literacy. In this research it is aimed to analyze the Turkish language course books in terms of components of environmental literacy. To this end, four Turkish course books…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Turkish, Textbooks
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Binngießer, Janine; Randler, Christoph – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The relevance of environmental attitudes is obvious and attitudes towards farm and companion animals and animal welfare in medical research are an important aspect of education. However, both have rarely been linked with each other, and animal attitudes are only sparsely represented within environmental education assessment instruments. Linking…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Animals, Social Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Riedinger, Kelly – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
In this exploratory case study, I investigated the ways that youth engaged in negotiating their identity during learning conversations at an informal science education camp. In particular, I was interested in exploring the ways that youth positioned themselves within their learning group and how this influenced their identities as learners of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Identification (Psychology), Science Education, Informal Education
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Erdogan, Mehmet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of Summer Environmental Education Program (SEEP) on elementary school students' environmental knowledge, affect, skills and behavior which are the main components of environmental literacy. The sample consisted of 45 students (25 males, 20 females) studying in 4th through 8th grades and living in…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Environmental Education, Elementary School Students, Knowledge Level
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Odom, Arthur Louis; Bell, Clare Valerie – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the association of middle school student science achievement and attitudes about science with student-reported frequency of teacher lecture demonstrations and student-centered learning. The student sample was composed of 602 seventh- and eighth-grade students enrolled in middle school science. Multiple…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Science
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Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The author investigated students' ideas about what defines an environment and how these ideas change across grade level and educational experience. A total of 81 students were sampled: 18 seventh graders, 20 eighth graders, and 24 ninth graders from general biology, and 19 ninth graders from college preparatory biology. The environments task was a…
Descriptors: Environment, Environmental Education, Student Attitudes, Grade 8
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Incikabi, Lutfi; Ozgelen, Sinan; Tjoe, Hartono – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2012
This study aimed to compare Mathematics and Science programs focusing on TIMSS content domains of Numbers and Biology that produced the largest achievement gap among students from Turkey and the USA. Specifically, it utilized the content analysis method within Turkish and New York State (NYS) frameworks. The procedures of study included matching…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, State Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
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Randler, Christoph; Hummel, Eberhard; Glaser-Zikuda, Michaela; Vollmer, Christian; Bogner, Franz X.; Mayring, Philipp – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2011
Research has shown that emotions play a significant role in the learning process and academic achievement. However, the fact that measurement of emotions during or after instruction usually requires written responses on lengthy research instruments has been given as a reason why researchers have tended to avoid research on this topic in…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Elementary Secondary Education, Test Validity, Motivation
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Campbell, Todd; Medina-Jerez, William; Erdogan, Ibrahim; Zhang, Danhui – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2010
This study examined the similarities and differences among 171 Grade 7-12 science teachers from three different countries (54 U.S, 63 Bolivian, and 54 Turkish) with respect to their attitudes toward environmental education (EE) and instructional practices. The instrument employed explored how teachers' knowledge, instructional practices,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Religion, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Braun, Michael; Buyer, Regine; Randler, Christoph – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2010
"Non-native organisms are a major threat to biodiversity". This statement is often made by biologists, but general conclusions cannot be drawn easily because of contradictory evidence. To introduce pupils aged 11-14 years to this topic, we employed an educational program dealing with non-native animals in Central Europe. The pupils took…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biodiversity, Outdoor Education, Field Trips
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Dani, Danielle – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2009
In the United States and around the world, calls for educational reform stress the need for a scientifically literate population, prepared for the twenty-first century workforce. These calls have translated into new curricula, which in isolation, are not enough? Teachers play an essential role in the development of scientifically literate…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy