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Halim, Lilia; Abdullah, Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is a type of teacher knowledge to be developed by a teacher. PCK is said to contribute to effective teaching. Most studies investigated the development of PCK and its influence on students' learning from the teachers' perspectives. Only a limited number of studies have investigated the components of…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
We conducted a literature review of using educational technology in biology learning from 2001 to 2010. A total of 36 empirical articles were included for review. Based upon the content analyses of these studies, such as technologies utilized, student sample, biological topics involved, the research purpose, and methodology, the following…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Genetics, Learning Processes
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Ishak, Zahari; Low, Suet Fin; Lau, Poh Li – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Parenting styles have always been a crucial factor in influencing all aspects of a person's development. The purpose of this study is to test the structural equation model of academic achievement among the students using parenting styles as a moderator. The sample comprised 493 students from eight schools. Parenting styles are determined using the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Structural Equation Models
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Pyatt, Kevin; Sims, Rod – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
This study investigated the learning dimensions that occur in physical and virtual inquiry-based lab investigations, in first-year secondary chemistry classes. This study took place over a 2 year period and utilized an experimental crossover design which consisted of two separate trials of laboratory investigation. Assessment data and attitudinal…
Descriptors: Investigations, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Program Effectiveness
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Ucar, Sedat – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
Every aspect of teaching, including the instructional method, the course content, and the types of assessments, is influenced by teachers' attitudes and beliefs. Teacher education programs play an important role in the development of beliefs regarding teaching and learning. The purpose of the study was to document pre-service teachers' views on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Research Design, Teacher Education Programs
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Siegel, Marcelle A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
While a body of research exists on individual metacognition, research on reflective communities is just beginning. This study generated a framework for conceptualizing metacognition in groups by describing likely components of group metacognition. I focused on a group of five preservice science teachers engaged in problem-based learning (PBL). The…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Education Courses, Group Discussion
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Kara, Yilmaz; Yesilyurt, Selami – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of tutorial and edutainment design of instructional software programs related to the "cell division" topic on student achievements, misconceptions and attitudes. An experimental research design including the cell division achievement test (CAT), the cell division concept test (CCT) and…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Student Attitudes, Achievement Tests, Courseware
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Pilling, G. M.; Waddington, D. J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
The Salters Chemistry courses, context-led curricula for 13-16 and 17-18 year old students, first developed by the Science Education Group at the University of York in the UK, have now been translated and/or adapted in seven other European countries. This paper describes and discusses the different reasons for taking up the courses, the ways in…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Chemistry
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Kiboss, Joel K.; Ndirangu, Mwangi; Wekesa, Eric W. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
Biology knowledge and understanding is important not only for the conversion of the loftiest dreams into reality for a better life of individuals but also for preparing secondary pupils for such fields as agriculture, medicine, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. But a recent study has revealed that many aspects of school science (biology…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Biology, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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Sandvoss, Leah M.; Harwood, William S.; Korkmaz, Ali; Bollinger, John C.; Huffman, John C.; Huffman, John N. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Describes the design of a Common Molecules collection that provides interactive tools for 3-D visualization of molecules. The organizational design provides not only structural information, but also historical and/or key information on the properties of the molecules in the collection. Describes student use of the collection and the role of…
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Crystallography
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Papanastasiou, Elena C.; Zembylas, Michalinos; Vrasidas, Charalambos – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Examines the relationship between computer use and students' science achievement based on the data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Results show that it is not computer use itself that has a positive or negative effect on the science achievement of students, but the way in which computers are used. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Nick, Sabine; Andresen, Judith; Lubker, Birgit; Thumm, Luzie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Describes the development of a chemistry lecture course called CHEMnet that is available via the internet and optimizes multimedia learning environments. Investigates the use and efficiency of multimedia teaching and learning software with CHEMnet. Discusses the structure and features of CHEMnet along with numbers and characteristics of its use.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Tatar, Denise; Robinson, Mike – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Attempts to answer two research questions: (1) Does the use of a digital camera in laboratory activities increase student learning?; and (2) Does the use of digital cameras motivate students to take a greater interest in laboratory work? Results indicate that the digital camera did increase student learning of process skills in two biology…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Educational Technology, Laboratory Experiments
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Golick, Douglas A.; Schlesselman, Diana M.; Ellis, Marion D.; Brooks, David W. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Describes a funded cooperative project, Bumble Boosters, which aims to create a community of learners to conduct authentic research on bumble bees in Nebraska. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Biology, Cooperative Programs, Entomology, Internet
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Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Investigates the effect of gender and reasoning ability on the human circulatory system concepts achievement and attitude toward biology. Reports a statistically significant mean difference between concrete and formal students with regard to achievement and attitude toward biology. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Cardiovascular System, Science Education
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