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Sekar, J. Master Arul; Eyasu, Mengesha – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the interaction effects of gender and programs of study on attitudes of postgraduate diploma in teaching (PGDT) students towards the teaching profession. The main aim of the study was to find out whether there are any significant interaction effects of gender and programs of study of PGDT students' attitude…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Graduate Study, Teacher Education Programs
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Thacker, Ian; Sinatra, Gale M. – Education Sciences, 2019
The purpose of this design based research study was to better understand and build from students' perceptual experiences of visual representations of the greenhouse effect. Twenty undergraduate students were interviewed as they engaged with an online visualization for the learning of the greenhouse effect. We found that, even though all students…
Descriptors: Visualization, Climate, Computer Simulation, Environmental Education
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Díez-Pascual, Ana María; García-Díaz, Pilar; Peña-Capilla, Rafael – Education Sciences, 2019
A "wiki" is an easy-to-use online tool for teachers and students, as it is a collaborative website that provides the opportunity to develop and modify its content to every member in an interactive and fast way. This paper comparatively describes experiences in the implementation of "wikis" as voluntary activities in first-year…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Computer Software, Feedback (Response), Learner Engagement
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Koponen, Ismo T.; Nousiainen, Maija – Education Sciences, 2019
Relational interlinked dependencies between concepts constitute the structure of abstract knowledge and are crucial in learning conceptual knowledge and the meaning of concepts. To explore pre-service teachers' declarative knowledge of physics concepts, we have analyzed concept networks, which agglomerate 12 pre-service teacher students'…
Descriptors: Physics, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Knowledge Level
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Shane, Jospeh W. – Honors in Practice, 2019
The majority of this essay describes the content, pedagogy, and assessments associated with an undergraduate, interdisciplinary honors seminar on science and religion. The seminar is structured around five major themes: (a) philosophy of science, religion, and their interactions, (b) historical and contemporary case studies, (c) the controversy…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Seminars, College Instruction
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Fuchsova, Maria; Korenova, Lilla – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
New technologies with a modern method of teaching must be implemented in university studies, and an important part is teacher training study. These technologies make study more attractive for students and bring greater motivation to an understanding of notions. The main focus of this study is visualisation in science and engineering education…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Visualization, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Güney, Zafer – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to discuss the effects of visuals, visual literacy, visualization and multimedia design strategies using instructional design (ID) models for developing projects in education and science education, as well as engineering education. This study discusses and presents ways to evaluate visuals, visualization, and virtual…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visualization, Instructional Design, Educational Environment
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Jagošová, Lucie; Kirsch, Otakar; Tišliar, Pavol – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
This study examines museum presentations and educational activities in the area of technical museology, on the example of the Technical Museum in Brno (Czech Republic). Technical museology counts among the most popular segments of museum culture employed, in particular, in the popularization of science and technology. Through their exhibition…
Descriptors: Museums, Foreign Countries, Nonschool Educational Programs, Exhibits
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Luo, Wei; Smith, Thomas J.; Whalley, Kyle; Darling, Andrew; Ormand, Carol; Hung, Wei-Chen; Chiang, Jui-Ling; Pelletier, Jon; Duffin, Kirk – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper presents results from a randomized experimental design replicated over four semesters that compared students' performance in understanding landform evolution processes as measured by the pretest to posttest score growth between two treatment methods: an online interactive simulation tool and a paper-based exercise. While both methods…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Models, Science Tests, Computer Simulation
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Herodotou, Christothea; Rienties, Bart; Verdin, Barry; Boroowa, Avinash – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
Predictive Learning Analytics (PLA) aim to improve learning by identifying students at risk of failing their studies. Yet, little is known about how best to integrate and scaffold PLA initiatives into higher education institutions. Towards this end, it becomes essential to capture and analyze the perceptions of relevant educational stakeholders…
Descriptors: Prediction, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Distance Education
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Karen, Goodnough – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In this study, the author reports on the professional learning of three primary teachers who engaged in three cycles of collaborative action research over a three-year period from 2013 to 2016. Case study was chosen as a methodology to gain insight into the context of the teachers' work as they interacted with others and adopted multiple tools.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Education, Social Theories
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Smith, Caroline; Fitzallen, Noleine; Watson, Jane; Wright, Suzie – Teaching Science, 2019
STEM education is becoming more common in schools and provides a range of exciting real-world contexts in which students can engage. However, a gap in most approaches to STEM remains the collection and use of data that can be used concurrently to develop statistical literacy and science literacy. This paper describes a STEM activity carried out…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Sendurur, Emine; Efendioglu, Esra; Senturk, Halil; Caliskan, Neslihan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2019
This case study aims to explore how high-achievers search the web for two different task types: easy vs. difficult. It took place in a science high school accepting students according to national exam scores. 10 voluntary students participated in the sessions. They were assigned two tasks with no time limitation. Screens were recorded and a…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Achievement, Science Education, Special Schools
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Fazio, Xavier – Qualitative Research in Education, 2019
What insights emerge through researcher reflections on a Design-Based Research (DBR) curricular integration project that contribute to the professional learning of education faculty/researchers? To answer this question, two researchers captured their debriefing discussions and reflections after monthly meetings with participating teachers. The…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Research, Faculty Development
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Jankowska, Dorota M.; Gajda, Aleksandra; Karwowski, Maciej – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This article explores how creative visual imagination and creative thinking can help children to construct mental models of space. A mixed-method study, integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches and involving 98 five-year-old children (54 girls and 44 boys) demonstrated that creative visual imagination, rather than creative thinking, is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Creative Thinking, Visual Learning
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