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Llorens, Meritxell Notari; Fabregat, Francisco Pardo; Martinez-Poveda, Africa; Vidal, Manuel Jordan – Education Sciences, 2019
Ecological concepts are not a recent matter; international organizations have already increased their efforts to provide better environmental education and ecological consciousness, although despite these efforts, a lack of attitudes and concepts were detected in the northeast of Spain. We evaluated the acquisition of concepts related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Secondary School Science, High School Students
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Prieto, Marta Curto; Palma, Lara Orcos; Blázquez Tobías, Pedro Jesús; León, Francisco Javier Molina – Education Sciences, 2019
One of the main objectives in education is to increase the motivation of the students to achieve meaningful learning. The use of technologies in classrooms which students are familiarized with such as the smartphone or the tablet, is a way to achieve this goal. On the other hand, it has been proven that the inclusion of scenarios supported by…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Educational Games, Learning Processes, Student Motivation
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Lersilp, Theeratorn; Lersilp, Suchitporn – Education Sciences, 2019
Information technology (IT) is important to meet the needs of students with a hearing disability in special Thai school settings. The aim of this paper was to research the use and opinion of IT for communication and learning from students with a hearing disability in schools for the deaf. The IT in this study included information devices such as…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Hearing Impairments, Special Schools
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Toksoy, Selnur; Acar, Filiz Evran – Education Sciences, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of teacher expectancy improvement strategies on student achievements and attitudes in English courses. We investigated the existing situation, and have presented a method that can provide the educational processes necessary to bring about the required changes. For this reason, the…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Educational Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Alyami, Rfah; Floyd, Alan – Education Sciences, 2019
While school reform has been the subject of much research globally, few studies have examined "on the ground" educational reform in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), especially in relation to the "Tatweer" System, an initiative which purports to transform education and lead educational change within the country. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Women Administrators, Females
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Chen, Xiaoge; de Goes, Luciane F.; Treagust, David F.; Eilks, Ingo – Education Sciences, 2019
This study provides an analysis of selected aspects of the intended curriculum related to redox reactions as represented in secondary chemistry textbooks from the People's Republic of China, with a special view also on Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, and the Chinese minority in Malaysia. This study reveals how chemistry textbooks deal with visual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Textbook Content, Secondary School Science
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Asghar, Anila; Huang, Ying-Syuan; Elliott, Kenneth; Skelling, Yannick – Education Sciences, 2019
This paper presents the assessment items that were developed by science and technology teachers in Québec to explore their students' alternative ideas about engineering design technology and technological systems. These assessment items were administered to Secondary Cycle One students in Francophone and Anglophone schools in Québec to elicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Misconceptions, Engineering
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Rosenberg, Joshua M.; Lawson, Michael A. – Education Sciences, 2019
Science educators have begun to explore how students have opportunities to not only view and manipulate simulations, but also to analyze the complex sources of data they generate. While scholars have documented the characteristics and the effects of using simulations as a source of data in face-to-face, K-12 classrooms, how simulations can be…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Physics
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Levi, Thursica Kovinthan – Education Sciences, 2019
There is growing evidence to support the relationship between levels of gender inequality in a society and its potential for conflict. Positive attitudes to gender equality in and through education strengthen social cohesion; consequently, there is a need for gender-transformative education for peacebuilding. Drawing on the 4Rs (representation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Sex Fairness, Social Justice
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Scott, Judith A.; Castaneda, Ruben; Spichtig, Alexandra – Education Sciences, 2019
The two studies reported on in this paper examine the features of words that distinguish students' performances on vocabulary assessments as a means of understanding what contributes to the ease or difficulty of vocabulary knowledge. The two studies differ in the type of assessment, the types of words that were studied, and the grade levels and…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Ruth, Alissa; Hackman, Joseph; Brewis, Alexandra; Spence, Tameka; Luchmun, Rachel; Velez, Jennifer; Ganesh, Tirupalavanam G. – Education Sciences, 2019
A major goal in Engineering training in the U.S. is to continue to both grow and diversify the field. Project- and service-based forms of experiential, problem-based learning are often implemented with this as a goal, and Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) High is one of the more well-regarded and widely implemented. Yet, the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Projects, Service Learning, Engineering Education
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Albéri, Matteo; Baldoncini, Marica; Bottardi, Carlo; Chiarelli, Enrico; Landsberger, Sheldon; Raptis, Kassandra Giulia Cristina; Serafini, Andrea; Strati, Virginia; Mantovani, Fabio – Education Sciences, 2019
Although environmental radioactivity is all around us, the collective public imagination often associates a negative feeling to this natural phenomenon. To increase the familiarity with this phenomenon we have designed, implemented, and tested an interdisciplinary educational activity for pre-collegiate students in which nuclear engineering and…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Radiation, Learning Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Moslemi, Neda; Mousavi, Amin – Education Sciences, 2019
A teacher's self-efficacy has been found to be one of the most important factors contributing to a successful teaching-learning outcome for both the teacher and the students. Numerous studies have shown that there is a relationship between students' self-efficacy, students' academic achievement, teacher burnout and a teacher's sense of…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Kilty, Trina J.; Burrows, Andrea C. – Education Sciences, 2019
The purpose of this study was to describe how US secondary science preservice teachers, or those preparing to teach middle and high school science, at one university, perceive engineering and teaching engineering within an epistemological framework of required domain components pre- and post-instruction (intervention) as well as over three cohort…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Science
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Choi, Naya; No, Boram; Jung, Suji; Lee, San Eun – Education Sciences, 2019
This paper examines what affects adolescents' English anxiety in the English as Foreign Langauage (EFL) context. A total of 414 adolescents in South Korea participated in the study and the AMOS 20.0 was used in structural equation modeling for statistical analysis. The results are as follows. Girls showed a higher level of English anxiety and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Anxiety
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