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Karaarslan, Guliz; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2011
This study examined grade level and gender difference with respect to elementary students' science and technology self-efficacy. Additionally, relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and self-efficacy was examined. A total of 145 elementary students participated in the study. Self efficacy towards Science and Technology Scale was used to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Elementary School Students, Science Education, Self Efficacy
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Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel – Science Education International, 2011
The main goals of this study were to find why some students in the 10th grade do not choose to major in any of the science disciplines, and how to arouse their interest in science. The assumption was that the way students perceive and evaluate their acquaintance with any kind of knowledge was very important in their learning process. If students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Foreign Countries, Grade 10
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Cavas, Pinar – Science Education International, 2011
In this study, Turkish primary students' (sixth to eighth grade) motivation toward science learning was investigated and factors affecting this determined. The sample for the study consisted of 376 students from 5 different primary schools in Izmir. The data were collected through a Students' Motivation toward Science Learning (SMTSL)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Active Learning
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Mutisya, Sammy M.; Barker, Miles – Science Education International, 2011
This study was carried out with 276 standard eight pupils in eleven primary schools in the rural town of Narok in Kenya's Rift Valley. It evaluated their awareness of key environmental issues in their local area and their knowledge about the causes, effects and solutions pertaining to these environmental issues. A descriptive research design was…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Students
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Foster, Jamie S.; Shiel-Rolle, Nikita – Science Education International, 2011
To enhance scientific literacy in the general public efforts are needed that both inspire and engage the learner. Often such efforts are provided through school programs or science learning centers, however, in many rural communities such resources are unavailable. Alternate strategies are needed to provide individuals with quality educational…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Educational Opportunities
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Taber, Keith S.; Billingsley, Berry; Riga, Fran; Newdick, Helen – Science Education International, 2011
Scientists hold a wide range of beliefs on matters of religion, although popular media coverage in the UK commonly suggests that atheism is a core commitment for scientists. Considering the relationship between religion and science is a recommended topic in the English National Curriculum for lower secondary pupils (11-14 year-olds), and it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Scientific Principles, Religion
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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
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O'Leary, Sean – Science Education International, 2011
In Ireland, teachers are expected to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse range of students. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of using commercially-available worksheets with universally-designed worksheets on student engagement and on-task behaviour within two mixed-ability science classes…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, Community Schools, Foreign Countries
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Leblebicioglu, Gulsen; Metin, Duygu; Yardimci, Esra; Cetin, Pinar Seda – Science Education International, 2011
A number of studies have already investigated children's stereotypical images of scientists as being male, old, bald, wearing eyeglasses, working in laboratories, and so forth. There have also been some interventions to impose more realistic images of scientists. In this study, a science camp was conducted in Turkey with a team of scientists…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Laboratories
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Maharaj-Sharma, Rawatee – Science Education International, 2011
This article presents the results of a comparative study of two groups of learners--group 1 (25 non-science students) and group 2 (25 A-level physics students). It explores the extent to which their feelings and emotions in conjunction with their knowledge about nuclear energy impacts and influences their views and feelings about the use of…
Descriptors: Physics, Nuclear Energy, Energy, Comparative Analysis
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Taber, Keith S. – Science Education International, 2010
There is concern in some counties about the number of able young people entering degree level study and careers in physical science, including chemistry. Too few of the most talented young people are selecting "STEM" subjects to ensure the future supply of scientists, engineers and related professionals. The present paper sets out general…
Descriptors: Careers, Educational Needs, Gifted, Chemistry
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Rodrigues, Susan; Taylor, Neil; Cameron, Margaret; Syme-Smith, Lorraine; Fortuna, Colette – Science Education International, 2010
This paper reports on data collected via an audience response system, where a convenience sample of 300 adults aged 17-50 pressed a button to register their answers for twenty multiple choice questions. The responses were then discussed with the respondents at the time. The original dataset includes physics, biology and chemistry questions. The…
Descriptors: Audience Response, International Studies, Familiarity, Chemistry
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Holbrook, Jack – Science Education International, 2010
Historically, science was introduced into the school curriculum to enable students, who were entering university to study science related subjects, to gain some background knowledge before beginning studies at the university level (Fensham, 2008, p 14). Unfortunately this view is still very prevalent among policy-makers and teachers today. And…
Descriptors: Science Education, Role, Scientific Literacy, Academic Standards
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Arroio, Agnaldo – Science Education International, 2010
This paper discusses the role of cinema as a tool for science education. Based on the socio-cultural approach put forward by Vygotsky, it draws attention to the fact that an audience can interact with the characters and share their emotions and actions showed in an audiovisual setting. Experiences come from an interaction with a learning…
Descriptors: Interaction, Science Instruction, Films, Teaching Methods
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Mann, Michael; Treagust, David F. – Science Education International, 2010
Students' understanding of energy has been primarily within the domain of physics. This study sought to examine students' understanding of concepts relating to energy and the human body using pencil and paper questionnaires administered to 610 students in Years 8-12. From students' responses to the questionnaires, conceptual patterns were…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Human Body, Literature, Energy
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