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Opitz, Sebastian Tobias; Neumann, Knut; Bernholt, Sascha; Harms, Ute – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Science standards of different countries introduced disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts--such as energy--to help students develop a more interconnected science understanding. As previous research has mostly addressed energy learning in specific disciplinary contexts, this study targets students' cross-disciplinary understanding of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Test Construction, Chemistry
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Said, Ziad – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
Science education reform in Qatar has had limited success. In the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), Qatari 4th and 8th grade students have shown progress in science achievement, but they remain significantly below the international average. Also, in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Qatari…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning, Questionnaires
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Cetin-Dindar, Ayla – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between constructivist learning environment and students'motivation to learn science by testing whether students' self-efficacy in learning science, intrinsically and extrinsically motivated science learning increase and students' anxiety about science assessment decreases when more…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Constructivism (Learning), Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Acar, Ömer; Türkmen, Lütfullah; Bilgin, Ahmet – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
We examined the influence of several students' cognitive and motivational factors on 8th graders' science achievement and also gender differences on factors that significantly contribute to the science achievement model. A total of 99 girls and 83 boys responded all the instruments used in this study. Results showed that girls outperformed boys on…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Achievement, Grade 8, Student Motivation