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Bircan, Hasan; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of the motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task-value) and cognitive engagement to seventh grade students' science achievement. For the specified purpose, cross-sectional correlational research design was used. The data were gathered from the seventh grade students of public middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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McDonald, Christine V. – Science Education International, 2016
Recent global educational initiatives and reforms have focused on increasing the number of students pursuing STEM subjects, and ensuring students are well-prepared, and suitably qualified to engage in STEM careers. This paper examines the contributions of the four disciplines--Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics--to the field of STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Scientific Literacy
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Cetin, Pinar Seda; Metin, Duygu; Capkinoglu, Esra; Leblebicioglu, Gulsen – Science Education International, 2016
Providing students with inquiry-oriented learning environments is a major concern in science education. Argumentation discourse can enhance the effectiveness of inquiry-oriented learning environments. This study seeks the trace of argumentation in Turkish Elementary and Secondary Science Curriculum developed by the Turkish Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science
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Mumba, F.; Banda, A.; Chabalengula, V. M. – Science Education International, 2015
Studies on inquiry-based instruction in inclusive science teaching have mainly focused on elementary and middle school levels. Little is known about inquiry-based instruction in high school inclusive science classes. Yet, such classes have become the norm in high schools, fulfilling the instructional needs of students with mild disabilities. This…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Science Teachers
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Kanli, U. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of physics teachers' as well as university and high school students' understanding of some astronomy concepts. In recent years, the significance of astronomy teaching in science education has gradually increased. Many research studies indicate that students have misconceptions about the reasons for seasons, the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Energy
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Caleon, I. S.; Wui, Ma. G. Lopez; Regaya, Ma. H. P. – Science Education International, 2015
The movement towards the use of the history of science and problem-based approaches in teaching serves as the impetus for this paper. This treatise aims to present and examine episodes in the lives of prominent scientists that can be used as resources by teachers in relation to enhancing students' interest in learning, fostering skills about…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Problem Based Learning, Science Education History, Scientists
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Tang, K. S. – Science Education International, 2015
In light of profound socio-economic and technological changes, the research from New Literacies has raised fundamental questions on the nature of literacy in the way we read, write, and communicate. Yet, in science education, research in literacy has been largely restricted to the domain of print-oriented academic language. This paper aims to set…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Scientific Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Soysal, Y. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of this critical review is to examine studies incorporating interconnectedness between Nature of Science (NOS) and Argumentation. This in-depth critical review seeks to illuminate insights and direction of the linkage between these two eminent research fields in science education. It involves a computerized, web-based search to provide…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Correlation, Educational Research
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Cavas, B. – Science Education International, 2015
The main purpose of this article is to analyse 5 volumes and 20 issues of "Science Education International" ("SEI") according to the authors' nationality and research topics of the articles, published in the journal between 2011 and 2015. In total, 126 articles were published, successfully submitted by 281 authors in 43…
Descriptors: Science Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Research, Content Analysis
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King, C. – Science Education International, 2015
International comparisons of school-level geoscience education across the world had shown great variability in the amount and content of the geoscience materials and in the ways in which it was taught. When this situation was discussed at meetings of organisations concerned with international school-level geoscience education in 2012, the decision…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Course Descriptions, Holistic Approach, Elementary School Curriculum
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Olaniyan, A. O.; Omosewo, E. O. – Science Education International, 2015
The study investigated the Effects of a Target-Task Problem-Solving Model on Senior Secondary School Students' Performance in Physics. The research design was a quasi-experimental, non-randomized, non-equivalent pretest, post-test using a control group. The study was conducted in two schools purposively selected and involved a total of 120 Senior…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Science, Science Achievement, Models
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Bilican, K.; Cakiroglu, J.; Oztekin, C. – Science Education International, 2015
Exploring different contexts to facilitate in-depth nature of science (NOS) views were seen as critical for better professional development of pre-service science teachers, which ultimately would assure better students' NOS understanding and achieve an ultimate goal of current science education reforms. This study aimed to reduce the lack of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Context Effect, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Chen, J.; Anderson, C. W. – Science Education International, 2015
Previous studies identified a learning progression on the concept of carbon cycling that was typically followed by American students when they progress from elementary to high school. This study examines the validity of this previously identified learning progression for a different group of learners--Chinese students. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Science Education
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Wangila, M. J.; Martin, W.; Ronald, M. – Science Education International, 2015
This study examined the effect of Programmed Instruction on students' attitude towards Structure of the Atom and the Periodic Table (SAPT) among mixed (co-educational) secondary schools of Butere district, Kakamega county, Kenya. The quasi-experimental research design was adopted, using the nonrandomized Solomon four-group as a model. The sample…
Descriptors: Programmed Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Deveci, I.; Onder, I. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the views of the students on homework assignments for science courses. Survey method was adopted for this study. The sample for the study was composed of 1584 seventh and eighth grade students from middle schools. The views of the students regarding homework assignments for science and technology…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Homework, Assignments
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