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Cetin, Pinar Seda; Metin, Duygu; Capkinoglu, Esra; Leblebicioglu, Gulsen – Science Education International, 2016
Providing students with inquiry-oriented learning environments is a major concern in science education. Argumentation discourse can enhance the effectiveness of inquiry-oriented learning environments. This study seeks the trace of argumentation in Turkish Elementary and Secondary Science Curriculum developed by the Turkish Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science
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Uzun, Salih; Alev, Nedim; Karal, Isik Saliha – Science Education International, 2013
The aim of this study is to reveal the students' and pre-service teachers' understanding of light, sight and related concepts at different educational levels, from primary to higher education. A cross-sectional approach was used since the participants were of different age and educational level. The sample of this study consisted of 30 eighth…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Preservice Teachers, Comprehension, Elementary School Science
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Koksal, Mustafa Serdar; Cakiroglu, Jale – Science Education International, 2010
The nature of science aspects (NOS) are the most emphasized theme in many curriculum and reform attempts. Teachers as a curriculum implementer in the classroom play important role for policy, arrangements and classroom experiences on NOS understandings of students. Researchers generally assessed the teachers' NOS conceptions using open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Education