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Salmi, Hannu; Thuneberg, Helena – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The goal of this research was to explore cognitive, self-determined learning and autonomous motivational effects in the context of a mobile science exhibition (N = 256) in Finland. The pupils were sixth-graders with an average age of 12 years 6 months. Autonomy experience, as measured by the Relative Autonomy Index (RAI), had an effect on how the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 6, Personal Autonomy, Student Attitudes
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Zorlu, Fulya; Sezek, Fatih – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the applications of learning together and group investigation methods at different intervals on the features of cooperative learning model. The study sample comprised the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students studying in a public middle school. In the first year of the application,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Ihrig, Lori M.; Lane, Erin; Mahatmya, Duhita; Assouline, Susan G. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2018
High-achieving students in economically disadvantaged, rural schools lack access to advanced coursework necessary to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational and employment goals at the highest levels, contributing to the excellence gap. Out-of-school STEM programming offers one pathway to students' talent…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas
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Špernjak, Andreja; Šorgo, Andrej – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
This paper reports on the contribution to biological knowledge of three different laboratory technologies and also endeavours to discover which technology students prefer the most. To examine differences in knowledge gained and learners' preferences for different technologies in biology laboratory work, we prepared three variants (triplets) of…
Descriptors: Differences, Biology, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Gülen, Salih – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2018
One of the tools that indicate the relationship between concepts is the volume of concept. Volume of concept is displayed that the relations between the concepts of the subject are exhibited in a meaningful harmonious and circular manner in a certain order. The purpose of this research; to be able to determine the usefulness volume of concept,…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Mixed Methods Research, Structured Interviews, Concept Formation
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Godínez-Sandí, A.; Fallas-Padilla, D.; España-Tapia, S.; Zúñiga-Villegas, A.; Castro, Milena; Herrera-Sancho, O. A. – Physics Education, 2018
Primary level education follows a pedagogy model where literature and science have been historically separated. Natural children processes are disrupted, as learning based on play curiosity is completely transformed by a chalkboard model. Specific experimental realizations can link thinking processes based on science to study problems…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Koc Akran, Sevda; Uzum, Burhan – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2018
This study mainly aims to determine the effect of the layered curriculum on the 6th grade students' learning styles in science lesson. The study group consists of students in the 6/A and 6/D at Fevzi Cakmak Secondary School in the city center of Siirt-Turkey in the academic year of 2015-2016. "Learning Styles Inventory" developed by Kolb…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
Rubrica, Richard Dean B. – Online Submission, 2018
Project-Based Learning has been the leading strategy used by most of the top educational systems in the world. Authentic learning that addresses the 21st century skills is what PBL offers. However, little research has been done to explore its potential in improving the quality of education in the country and what framework to be used to be able to…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Villanueva, Mary Grace; Hand, Brian; Shelley, Mack; Therrien, William – Research in Science Education, 2019
Various inquiry approaches have been promoted in science classrooms as a way for students to engage in, and have a deeper understanding of scientific discourse. However, there is a paucity of empirical evidence to suggest how children's actions and engagement in these approaches, or "practical epistemologies" (Sandoval, Science Education…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Science Instruction, Surveys, Learner Engagement