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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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Ambusaidi, Abdulla; Al-Yahyai, Rashid; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil – Science Education International, 2019
While school gardens are familiar in many Western contexts and research has reported significant pedagogical and affective is correct benefits of these resources, there is limited reporting of their use in non-western contexts. A pilot school gardening project involving a quasi-experimental mixed method design was undertaken in the Sultanate of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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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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Richman, Laila J.; Haines, Sarah; Fello, Shannon – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the design, implementation, and initial outcomes of a collaborative professional development program intended to prepare middle and high school educators to implement effectively the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in classrooms with diverse learners. The professional development program discussed…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Science Teachers
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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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Güven Yildirim, Ezgi; Köklükaya, Ayse Nesibe – Science Education International, 2018
The purposes of this study were first to investigate the effects of the project-based learning (PBL) method and project exhibition event on the success of physics teacher candidates, and second, to reveal the experiment group students' views toward this learning method and project exhibition. The research model called explanatory mixed method, in…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Science Achievement, Success, Opinions
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Science Education International, 2018
The aim of the study was to determine gifted and talented students' views about biology activities in a science and art center. The study was conducted with 26 gifted and talented students who studied at a science and art center in southwestern Turkey. Students studied animal and plant genus and species in biology activities. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Talent, Student Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction
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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2018
The main aim of this study was to determine the factors that affect the environmental literacy (EL) of 15-year-old students in Germany. The data were based on findings from the PISA 2015 of German students (n = 6.504), which were published on the official PISA site (http://www.pisa.oecd.org). According to the results, there was a positive and…
Descriptors: Environment, Literacy, Science Education, Socioeconomic Status
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Olpak, Yusuf Ziya; Ates, Huseyin – Science Education International, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine pre-service science teachers' perceptions toward additional instructional strategies in biology laboratory applications in the scope of blended learning. This study used a mixed-methods sequential explanatory design model and was conducted with 69 students who study in their 2nd year in the department of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology, Science Instruction
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Ceylan, Özge; Yigit, Elif Atabek – Science Education International, 2018
In this study, the use of concept cartoons in a particle structure of matter unit was investigated using the flow map of 7th-grade students' academic achievement. The development of their cognitive structures and thoughts about concept cartoons was analyzed. 27 experimental and 27 control group students who were studying in the 7th grade…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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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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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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