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Semilarski, Helen; Soobard, Regina; Rannikmäe, Miia – Science Education International, 2019
Developing student self-efficacy and conceptualizing the importance of core ideas are seen as important learning areas in science education. Such core ideas can be elucidated with respect to the science discipline as well as interdisciplinary learning. Schools can be expected to promote high levels of students' self-efficacy in acquiring major…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Education, Daily Living Skills, Job Skills
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Vaino, Katrin; Vaino, Toomas; Ottander, Christina – Science Education International, 2018
In this study, middle school students' (8th grade, n = 24) problem-solving processes were investigated while implementing a design-based science learning (DBSL) approach. DBSL tries to incorporate science learning with the processes of engineering design. A DBSL module was developed by the research team within which students were expected to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Process Skills, Problem Solving
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Cerulli, D.; Holbrook, J.; Mander, Ü. – Science Education International, 2016
As global average temperatures rise, there has been an increase in the frequency and magnitude of meteorological natural hazards. To survive in the world and thrive in the work place, students need to utilize educational skills (such as creative thinking, non-routine problem solving, collaboration and systems thinking) and become independent…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Pata, Kai; Metsalu, Eneken – Science Education International, 2008
The notion of environmental awareness has been controversial in environmental literacy. Environmental awareness has been traditionally understood as conceptual awareness, but this study takes into consideration activity-related aspects of awareness, which should be integrated into an ontological model of developing environmental literacy. The…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Questionnaires, Climate, Pollution