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Agbo, Felicia Onyemowo; Isa, Ali A. Muluku – Science Education International, 2017
This paper examined scientific skills and concept learning by rural women for personal and national development. The research design employed was a quasi-experimental, one-group pre-test and post-test design. A non-formal science program package to enhance and empower the rural women's knowledge and skills in their daily activities (nutrition,…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills
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Idin, Sahin; Dönmez, Ismail – Science Education International, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate Turkish Science teachers' views about gender equity in the scope of science education. This study was conducted with the quantitative methodology. Within this scope, a 35-item 5-point Likert scale survey was developed to determine Science teachers' views concerning gender equity issues. 160 Turkish Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Sex Fairness
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Kalathaki, Maria – Science Education International, 2017
School projects of environmental education promote discovery learning, through teamwork, by involving local communities, scientists, organizations, authorities, and bodies and are carried out largely online in virtual environments. This research aimed to identify and highlight those characteristics of local communities that can be exploited by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, School Community Programs, Sustainable Development, Evaluation Methods
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Bahar, Fatma; Sahin, Elvan – Science Education International, 2017
Science education has changed in recent decades with respect to key issues faced in this century. These issues such as renewable energy, waste management, air quality, and biodiversity require dealing with the transition toward a sustainable future. Thus, to contribute to the reconceptualization of science education in a developing country, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Charity, Dimlong; Ozoji, Bernadette Ebele; Osasebor, Florence Osaze; Ibn Umar, Suleiman – Science Education International, 2017
This study investigated the effects of teaching gardening on science students' attitudes toward entrepreneurial skills acquisition in Jos South, Plateau State, Nigeria. The study employed the non-randomized pre-test post-test non-equivalent control group design. A sample of 75 senior secondary school students from two intact classes, randomly…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Entrepreneurship
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Chowdhury, Tapashi Binte Mahmud; Siddique, Mohammed Nure Alam – Science Education International, 2017
The aim of this study was to identify the content of secondary Science curriculum excluded in teaching and learning activities, the reasons behind the omission and its impact on students' learning in the context of Bangladesh. This study used qualitative methodology. Eight teachers were selected and interviewed to investigate what they excluded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Gkouskou, Eirini; Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Science Education International, 2017
?he nature of scientific research goes beyond the learning of concepts and basic manipulation to the key factors of engaging students in identifying relevant evidence and reflecting on its interpretation. It is argued that young children have the ability to acquire viable, realistic concepts of the living world when involved in relevant activities…
Descriptors: Observational Learning, Scientific Research, Museums, Pretests Posttests
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Yamashita, Shuichi; Kashiwaguma, Yasuyuki; Hayashi, Hideko; Pietzner, Verena – Science Education International, 2017
In science classes, students usually learn about the law of definite proportions by the oxidation of copper. However, common procedures usually do not lead to proper results. This leads to confusion among the students because their experimental results do not fit to the theoretical values. Therefore, we invented a new procedure for this experiment…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Ahokoski, Essi; Korventausta, Miikka; Veermans, Koen; Jaakkola, Tomi – Science Education International, 2017
This paper reports outcomes of a 2-day inquiry learning training course for in-service teachers (N=102) with a specific focus on teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions of inquiry learning, and satisfaction with the training course. Teachers' self-efficacy and their perceptions of inquiry learning were measured both at the beginning and at…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests
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Filippi, Alyssa; Agarwal, Dipali – Science Education International, 2017
There is a need for individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers to drive the innovation and research potential of Europe. Yet, there is expected to be a decrease in the number of STEM professionals, as there is less student interest in STEM fields of the study. Studies show that STEM classes that focus on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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De Vries, Bregje; Schouwenaars, Ilona; Stokhof, Harry – Science Education International, 2017
The Ark of Inquiry seeks to support inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries and school systems across Europe by teachers that may differ in light of their prior experiences with IBSE. Given the differences, the assumption is that teachers need to make adaptations to the approach and materials of the Ark of Inquiry. This study…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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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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Papaevripidou, Marios; Irakleous, Maria; Zacharia, Zacharias C. – Science Education International, 2017
The study aimed at examining preservice elementary teachers' inquiry-oriented curriculum materials in an attempt to unravel their pedagogical design capacity (PDC) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for inquiry-based learning (IBL), after attending a professional development program (PDP) centered around inquiry-based teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Smith, James R.; Chungh, Melleisha K.; Sadouq, Sara; Kandiah, Asarthan – Science Education International, 2017
The objective of this study was to enquire how the chemistry experience of pharmacy students can be enhanced and how the virtual learning environment (VLE) for chemistry-related pharmacy modules might be improved. All Master of Pharmacy students at the University of Portsmouth United Kingdom were asked to complete a project-designed online…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Science Instruction
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