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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2019
This study is based on a Delphi study on environmental literacy which is related to both teachers professional development and environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ([superscript E+]STEM ) literacy. In the light of the expert opinions, the goal is to determine what teachers should do to develop their experiences and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, STEM Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development
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Qureshi, Azhar M.; Demir, Kadir – Science Education International, 2019
Pakistan, like many other countries of the world, has continually been criticized for its unproductive professional development (PD) policies and practices for teachers due to low student achievement in science disciplines. A good portion of science teachers (62%) in Pakistan was found to be uncomfortable in teaching the scientific concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies
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Richman, Laila J.; Haines, Sarah; Fello, Shannon – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the design, implementation, and initial outcomes of a collaborative professional development program intended to prepare middle and high school educators to implement effectively the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in classrooms with diverse learners. The professional development program discussed…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Science Teachers
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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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Papageorgiou, George; Amariotakis, Vasilios; Spiliotopoulou, Vasiliki – Science Education International, 2019
The illustration characteristics of 221 visual representations (VRs) of submicroscopic particles in nine Greek secondary chemistry school textbooks from the last three decades were analyzed. This analysis was done to develop a taxonomy that could help science teachers and curricula designers evaluate the efficacy of such characteristics on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Textbooks
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Jenkins, Judith L.; Shoopman, Bradley T. – Science Education International, 2019
Molecular orbital diagrams are commonly taught and used for describing chemical bonding chemistry courses including courses at the college level. Misconceptions that occur when students construct and/or use these diagrams are difficult to anticipate, diminish the diagram utility, and limit student learning. In this exploratory study, a combination…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Visual Aids, Comprehension, Chemistry
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Dega, Bekele Gashe – Science Education International, 2019
Science concepts, like electromagnetism, involve abstract relations, which are often problematic in students' learning. Electromagnetism concepts are crosscutting concepts across science disciplines. Astandardized Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism, which is a 32-item multiple-choice test, was used to collect data from 117 first-year…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Energy
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Hamalosmanoglu, Mustafa; Varinlioglu, Serdar – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of the study was to reveal the effects of scientific argumentation-oriented teaching activities on the environmental attitudes and knowledge of seventh-grade Turkish students within the human and environment unit compared to the activities suggested by the ministry of education science and technology curriculum. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Student Attitudes
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Uygur, Mutlu – Science Education International, 2019
In this research, the effects of using digitally supported concept maps on the academic success of students in science classes in primary education and their opinions toward the advantages of digitally supported concept maps were examined. The research was conducted with seventh-grade students in a state school in Turkey. This research used a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary School Science, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Quansah, Rebecca Esi; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly Adjoa; Essiam, Charles – Science Education International, 2019
The study investigated challenges affecting the teaching and learning of Integrated Science in rural Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Effutu Municipality in the central region of Ghana. A qualitative approach was employed. Purposive sampling was employed to select six rural JHSs from the municipality. A closed-structured interview was used to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Science Instruction, Junior High School Students, Instructional Materials
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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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Türköz, Gizem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the quality of the written argument of pre-service science teachers on certain socio-scientific issues (SSI) and their opinions about the process of something. The study group consisted of 26 pre-service science teachers (18 females and 8 males) studying in their 3rd year of a state university. The purposeful…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Video Technology
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Ates, Yesim Taktat; Ates, Hüseyin; Özbek, Neslihan; Afacan, Özlem – Science Education International, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine special education teachers' self-efficacy belief levels toward science. In the study, an explanatory mixed method was used in which quantitative and qualitative research methods were involved together. This study included both survey and case study methodology. To determine the level of special education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Körhasan, Nilüfer Didis; Gürel, Derya Kaltakçi – Science Education International, 2019
Experience and intuition may help explain everyday phenomena. However, physics concepts cannot be induced directly from them. Learning physics requires an examination of the ideas of scientifically constructed theoretical frameworks, explaining coherently organized physics concepts. This research examined student teachers' physics knowledge in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Physics, Knowledge Level
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