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Boz, Yezdan; Belge-Can, Hatice – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of a microteaching lesson study on pre-service chemistry teachers' collective pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) regarding solubility concepts. Three pre-service chemistry teachers participated in this study. Data were collected by means of lesson plans, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Özcan, Hasan; Kostur, Hakki Ilker – Science Education International, 2019
Recently, with the influence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education approach, the material design has become an important aspect within science courses. The material development course in science curriculums is a unique opportunity to evaluate pre-service teachers' material designs. In this study, student science teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics
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Qureshi, Sheila; Bradley, Katherine; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Treagust, David F.; Southam, Daniel C.; Mocerino, Mauro; Ojeil, Joseph – Science Education International, 2016
The Qatari government has made significant changes in the organization and staffing of schools over the past decade in an effort to improve the academic performance of school-aged citizens. Of interest is the need to encourage teachers to move from a didactic teacher-led mode of instruction to one that is more student-centred, but also…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Centered Learning, Critical Thinking, College Science
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McGinnis, J. Randy; McDonald, Chris; Hestness, Emily; Breslyn, Wayne – Science Education International, 2016
This exploratory study investigates what science educators from differing groups (outside of higher education--informal and formal (K-12) and inside of higher education--content and pedagogy experts) believe are the roles and responsibilities (and what actions these might involve) in climate change education for: 1) their group of educators, and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, Climate
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Kanli, U. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of physics teachers' as well as university and high school students' understanding of some astronomy concepts. In recent years, the significance of astronomy teaching in science education has gradually increased. Many research studies indicate that students have misconceptions about the reasons for seasons, the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Energy
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Chen, B.; Wei, B. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper aimed to explore the factors that influenced teachers' adaptations of the curriculum materials of the new senior secondary chemistry curriculum, a standards-based science curriculum, in China. This study was based on the premise that the interaction of the teacher with curriculum materials in a given social context determined what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Laius, A.; Post, A.; Rannikmäe, M. – Science Education International, 2015
This study solicits views about the goals of science education from a range of stakeholders within the science education community and society. It also compares students' needs, expressed through stakeholder expectations, with the current learning situation of gymnasium graduates. The study uses a Delphi method to solicit views with 111…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Education, Delphi Technique
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Elster, D.; Barendziak, T.; Haskamp, F.; Kastenholz, L. – Science Education International, 2014
Raising standards through inquiry-based science education (IBSE)--what are the challenges for pre-service teacher education? What do ongoing teachers and active teachers learn from each other when planning, conducting and evaluating minds-on and hands-on IBSE activities in the classroom? What do they learn "beyond" IBSE? The Bremen…
Descriptors: Standards, Science Education, Communities of Practice, Preservice Teacher Education
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Robertshaw, Brooke; Campbell, Todd – Science Education International, 2013
As western society becomes increasingly reliant on scientific information to make decisions, citizens must be equipped to understand how scientific arguments are constructed. In order to do this, pre-service teachers must be prepared to foster students' abilities and understandings of scientific argumentation in the classroom. This study…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Science and Society