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Hanson, Ruby; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, diagnostic worksheets adopted from the Royal Society of Chemistry and microscale chemistry activities were employed to investigate teacher trainees' understanding of chemical compounds. The framework for the study was hinged on the constructivist theory. Participants in this study were 36 1st-year undergraduate teacher trainees of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Diagnostic Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hamutoglu, Nazire Burcin; Gemikonakli, Orhan; Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan – Science Education International, 2019
This study explored the effectiveness of using web-assisted collaborative learning (COL) environments on the sense of classroom community and perceived learning (PL) using a learning platform Edmodo to enhance face-to-face learning within the framework of a community of inquiry. This study utilized pre-experimental quantitative research approaches…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment
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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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Pektas, Murat; Kepceoglu, Ibrahim – Science Education International, 2019
This case study investigated what prospective science education teachers think about the use of gamification in education. 44 pre-service science teachers were asked to provide their opinions about the use of gamification in education after a 4-week implementation of gamification. The participants revealed the benefits of gamification such as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Games, Science Teachers
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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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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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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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Rojas-Oviedo, Irma; Meléndez-Ocampo, Arcelia; Herrera-García, Nancy – Science Education International, 2018
Few would deny that teachers play a decisive role in the learning-teaching process of students. The learning-teaching process with a gender equity perspective is an important tool to improve the participation and success of women in chemistry. The learning-teaching process with a gender equity perspective was analyzed using the final scores of two…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Gender Differences, Pharmaceutical Education
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Uçar, Murat Berat; Sahin, Elvan – Science Education International, 2018
This quantitative study aimed to examine Turkish pre-service science teachers' beliefs regarding the demarcating between science and pseudoscience. Participants completed the Science and Pseudoscience Distinction Scale. Data collected from the 123 pre-service science teachers were examined based on the dimensions of the instrument, namely science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Qureshi, Saadia Y. – Science Education International, 2018
Washback has been defined as an effect of assessment on teaching and learning which may be negative or positive. This study investigated the washback effect of multiple choice question (MCQ) format of assessment on learning of concepts in physical sciences (chemistry) as compared to constructed response tests (CRTs). This study collected…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Chemistry, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Cakmakci, Gultekin – Science Education International, 2017
This study used video vignettes of historical episodes from documentary films as a context and instructional tool to promote pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) conceptions of the nature of science (NOS). The participants received explicit-reflective NOS instruction, and were introduced to techniques to be able to use scenes from documentary…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Vignettes, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles
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Mbano, Nellie; Nolan, Kathleen – Science Education International, 2017
In Malawi, in spite of a number of gender equity policies and initiatives that encourage females to pursue careers within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), research indicates that they are under-represented in these fields. One initiative recommended to address the factors contributing to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Females, Womens Education
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Dung, Mohammed Dauda; Mankilik, Mangut; Ozoji, Bernadette Ebele – Science Education International, 2017
This study focused on assessment of colleges of education students' knowledge and attitudes toward solid waste management in the North Central zone of Nigeria. The cross-sectional survey design was adopted. A students' knowledge and attitudes toward solid waste management questionnaire were used to collect data from 1,800 students. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Knowledge Level, Student Attitudes
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Kutluca, Ali Yigit; Aydin, A. – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the altering perceptions and opinions of prospective elementary science teachers regarding argumentation while they were engaged in argumentative discourse. The participating teachers were engaged in socio-scientific argumentation for 9 weeks involving a 6-step process on a course "Special Topics in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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