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Perez-Rivero, Mayra Guadalupe; Obaya Valdivia, Adolfo Eduardo; Giamatteo, Lucila; Montaño-Osorio, Carlos; Vargas-Rodríguez, Yolanda M. – Science Education International, 2019
With the aim of improving the teaching and learning of chemistry functional groups, a didactic strategy was designed based on real-life situations. This strategy was used at the high school level, in the subject of "Chemistry II." One group of students was taught functional groups using interactive board software through different…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Jenkins, Judith L.; Howard, Elizabeth M. – Science Education International, 2019
Interest in student-centered active learning pedagogies is widespread, but discipline-specific examples of implemented instructional approaches are needed to bridge the gap between pedagogical ideas and their enactment. One of these approaches, Modeling Instruction, is an active, student-centered approach wherein students learn through…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Units of Study, Energy
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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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Pareek, Ram Babu – Science Education International, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the availability and utilization of a science laboratory for the teaching and learning of science. This study was a joint collaboration with India's Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Government of India, and the National Council of Educational Research and Training. The study adopted descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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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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Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Bayri, Nezihe Gökçen – Science Education International, 2018
In this article, the relationships between students' personal relationship to the concept of pressure and teaching conditions of this concept were investigated in terms of the Anthropological Theory of Didactics. To determine these complex relationships, first an institutional analysis was conducted, and in this same manner, the textbook has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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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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Horsley, Jenny; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2018
A decline in the number of students opting to study science in high school is a matter of international concern, particularly in relation to students who demonstrate high academic ability in science. These high-ability students have the potential to be the innovators and leaders of the future. There is a paucity of research that provides insight…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, High Achievement, Secondary School Students
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Suephatthima, Bureerat; Faikhamta, Chatree – Science Education International, 2018
Argument skills play a crucial role in fostering students' scientific literacy. Students who possess such skills can employ reason and evidence to make decisions. This classroom action research was aimed at investigating the best practices for teaching chemistry to promote argument skills through socioscientific issues (SSI). The participants were…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Scientific Literacy, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Giammatteo, Lucila; Obaya, Adolfo V. – Science Education International, 2018
The present paper offers a competency-based approach to evaluate high school laboratory skills during a chemistry course. The "Secretaría de Educación Pública" (Mexico's Ministry of Education) has identified experimental sciences specific competencies that are to be established in high school. This study investigated the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Science Education International, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate 9th grade biology students' cognitive structures about the basic components of the living organisms and association between the concepts forming these basic components. Participants consisted of 50 9th grade biology students in two secondary schools in the northwest of Turkey. Data were collected by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Secondary School Science
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Udu, David Agwu – Science Education International, 2018
This study assessed the efficacies of cooperative learning instructional approach (CLIA), learning activity package (LAP), and lecture method (LM) on enhancing students' academic retention in chemistry. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided this quasi-experimental study. The sample for the study was 194 students drawn from three…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Chemistry
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Sanchez, Joje Mar P. – Science Education International, 2018
Understanding chemistry requires the interplay of several modes of representations which can be observed in the translational skills of students. This paper investigated the extent of the translational skills of students exposed to conventional lecture method (CLM) and the integrated macro-micro-symbolic approach (IMMSA). Individual interviews…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Hagenah, Sara; Colley, Carolyn; Thompson, Jessica – Science Education International, 2018
Rigorous and responsive science teaching is based on supporting all students in making progress in their understanding of important science ideas over time. In this article, we explore how did classroom talk patterns of funneling and focusing support student sensemaking. We share how talk, tasks, and tools within classroom activity work together…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Learning Activities
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Bain, Kalyani; Siddique, Mohammad Nure Alam – Science Education International, 2017
This study explored the organization of contents in the junior secondary science curriculum of Bangladesh. The research questions of this study focus on how science content is sequenced and integrated in the intended curriculum. Document analysis within a qualitative approach has been followed to conduct this study. Both junior secondary science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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