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Cavas, Pinar Huyuguzel; Ozdem, Yasemin; Cavas, Bulent; Cakiroglu, Jale; Ertepinar, Hamide – Science Education International, 2013
In order to educate elementary students scientifically literate as expected in the science curricula in many countries around the world, science teachers need to be equipped with the diverse aspects of scientific literacy. This study investigates whether pre-service elementary science teachers at universities in Turkey have a satisfactory level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Celikten, Oksan; Ipekcioglu, Sevgi; Ertepinar, Hamide; Geban, Omer – Science Education International, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the conceptual change oriented instruction through cooperative learning (CCICL) and traditional science instruction (TI) on 4th grade students' understanding of earth and sky concepts and their attitudes toward earth and sky concepts. In this study, 56 fourth grade students from the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Cavas, Bulent; Cakiroglu, Jale; Cavas, Pinar; Ertepinar, Hamide – Science Education International, 2011
The shortfall of young people, particularly women, in the field of Science, Mathematics and Engineering (SME) has been shown in many national studies. Schreiner and Sjoberg (2007) indicated that boys outnumber girls in physics and engineering studies, while the gender balance is shifted towards the girls in studies including medicine, veterinary…
Descriptors: Females, Career Choice, High School Students, Veterinary Medicine
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Bas, Meltem; Teksoz, Gaye Tuncer; Ertepinar, Hamide – Science Education International, 2011
Ancient Halicarnassus, the site of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, has become famous since the 1980s as one of the major tourism centers of Turkey. Although the contribution of Ancient Halicarnassus to Turkey's economy increases as the number of tourists visiting the area increases, the area's historical, cultural and environmental values have…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Natural Resources