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Perez-Rivero, Mayra Guadalupe; Obaya Valdivia, Adolfo Eduardo; Giamatteo, Lucila; Montaño-Osorio, Carlos; Vargas-Rodríguez, Yolanda M. – Science Education International, 2019
With the aim of improving the teaching and learning of chemistry functional groups, a didactic strategy was designed based on real-life situations. This strategy was used at the high school level, in the subject of "Chemistry II." One group of students was taught functional groups using interactive board software through different…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Jenkins, Judith L.; Howard, Elizabeth M. – Science Education International, 2019
Interest in student-centered active learning pedagogies is widespread, but discipline-specific examples of implemented instructional approaches are needed to bridge the gap between pedagogical ideas and their enactment. One of these approaches, Modeling Instruction, is an active, student-centered approach wherein students learn through…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Units of Study, Energy
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Kizilay, Esra; Yamak, Havva; Kavak, Nusret – Science Education International, 2019
The purposes of this study were to determine whether the departments that high school students consider choosing for their university education belong to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields or not and to reveal the relationship between their choice and gender, grade, and type of institution. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
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Aydin-Günbatar, Sevgi; Kalender, Nesibe – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine how learners' problem-solving approaches and success changed from high school to graduate school. This case study included 15 participants who were purposefully selected regarding their grade levels. To examine the development, we asked three algorithmic questions and three problems, which were different…
Descriptors: Stoichiometry, Problem Solving, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Yamashita, Shuichi; Yeo, Jennifer; Nakanishi, Kei; Kojima, Kentaro; Igarashi, Risa; Terasawa, Asami; Chang, Janessa; Toh, Jeshrei; Pang, Aaron; Ashardianto, Sapto; Nomura, Jun – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of the Twin College Envoys (TWINCLE) program for Chiba University students was to visit secondary schools of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation countries and provide science lessons on cutting-edge technology. The focus of this research was to develop a learning program contextualized around the Global Positioning System (GPS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Secondary Schools, Science Instruction
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Chen, Xiaoge; Eilks, Ingo – Science Education International, 2019
This study analyzed representations of practical work in 10th grade chemistry textbooks and associated experimental workbooks from different Chinese communities. In the field of textbook research, science education textbooks research is unbalanced between regions. In the case of chemistry textbooks analysis within the Chinese context, textbook…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Grade 10, High School Students
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Rogayan, Danilo V., Jr.; Dollete, Lea F. – Science Education International, 2019
With the recent implementation of the K-12 curriculum in the Philippines, teachers are challenged to develop relevant, research-based, and responsive instructional materials. At present, few reference materials for use have been prepared for the required senior high school (SHS) competencies. This study developed a workbook in physical science for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Physical Sciences
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Aghekyan, Rosa – Science Education International, 2019
This article describes the development and validation of an instrument called science identities, expectations of success in science, values of science, and environmental attitudes (SIEVEA). The instrument is a convenient online survey that can be used to measure students' SIEVEA. First, 1764 high school students from 11 school districts in New…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Self Concept, School Districts
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Suephatthima, Bureerat; Faikhamta, Chatree – Science Education International, 2018
Argument skills play a crucial role in fostering students' scientific literacy. Students who possess such skills can employ reason and evidence to make decisions. This classroom action research was aimed at investigating the best practices for teaching chemistry to promote argument skills through socioscientific issues (SSI). The participants were…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Scientific Literacy, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Giammatteo, Lucila; Obaya, Adolfo V. – Science Education International, 2018
The present paper offers a competency-based approach to evaluate high school laboratory skills during a chemistry course. The "Secretaría de Educación Pública" (Mexico's Ministry of Education) has identified experimental sciences specific competencies that are to be established in high school. This study investigated the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Sanchez, Joje Mar P. – Science Education International, 2018
Understanding chemistry requires the interplay of several modes of representations which can be observed in the translational skills of students. This paper investigated the extent of the translational skills of students exposed to conventional lecture method (CLM) and the integrated macro-micro-symbolic approach (IMMSA). Individual interviews…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Chao, Yu-Long; Chou, Ying-Chyi; Yen, Hsin-Yi; Chen, Shr-Jya – Science Education International, 2017
As science textbooks are considered as one of the major source of climate change information of students, this study aims to examine the differences in energy saving and carbon reduction knowledge, attitude, and behavior between two groups of Taiwan's high school students using earth science textbooks of two different publishers. Some items of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Earth Science, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Kalathaki, Maria – Science Education International, 2017
School projects of environmental education promote discovery learning, through teamwork, by involving local communities, scientists, organizations, authorities, and bodies and are carried out largely online in virtual environments. This research aimed to identify and highlight those characteristics of local communities that can be exploited by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, School Community Programs, Sustainable Development, Evaluation Methods
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Yerrick, Randy K.; Simons, Tiffany – Science Education International, 2017
As science fiction has a way of capturing the human imagination that few other genres can rival, this study sought to investigate the effects of using science fiction on the performance and interest of high school chemistry students. An action research approach was used to guide the first author's practice as she studied two college preparatory…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Fiction
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Gitari, Wanja – Science Education International, 2016
This qualitative study investigated non-guided applications of school science by high school youth in Ontario in non-school contexts. Although science education (in Ontario and elsewhere) mostly focuses on the meaningful learning of science, learning that can lead to knowledge application, non-guided application of acquired knowledge is rarely…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Urban Schools
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