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Bardone, Emanuele; Burget, Mirjam; Saage, Katrin; Taaler, Maarja – Science Education International, 2017
Originally introduced in several policy documents issued by different institutions belonging to the European Union (EU), the term responsible research and innovation (hereafter RRI) has gained considerable attention in recent years among researchers coming from different backgrounds and disciplines. RRI constitutes an attempt to articulate a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Science Teachers
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Silm, Gerli; Tiitsaar, Kai; Pedaste, Margus; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Papaevripidou, Marios – Science Education International, 2017
The use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) is encouraged in schools, as it has been shown to be an effective method for raising students' motivation in STEM subjects and increasing their understanding of scientific concepts. Nevertheless, IBL is not very often used in classrooms by teachers due to different (perceived) obstacles. Within the Ark of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Valdmann, Ana; Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmae, Miia – Science Education International, 2012
This paper explores the impact of teacher involvement in a context-based teaching project, involving continuous professional development and classroom module implementation two years after the event. Five chemistry and biology teachers were interviewed to ascertain the degree of ownership gained from the project related to continued use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Vaino, Katrin – Science Education International, 2009
The main goal of the study was to describe and understand the development of beliefs related to the thinking and decision-making made by five teachers in teaching chemistry during a two-year intervention study. The participating teachers implemented and, in the second year of the study, developed teaching modules which were geared to the promotion…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Intervention, Chemistry, Technological Literacy
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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
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Rannikmae, Miia – Science Education International, 1998
Science lessons were created to promote scientific and technological literacy (STL) among Estonian students. Teacher interviews (n=20) and student responses (n=470) to open-ended questions were analyzed based on process, attitudinal, and instructional domains. Outcomes emphasized the need for in-service guidance for teachers' better understanding…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Science and Society