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Eymur, Guluzar – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of the explicit nature of science instruction embedded in the Argument-Driven Inquiry method compared with an implicit inquiry method on eleventh grade students' conceptions of NOS. The study used a pre-/post-test control group design to investigate the influence of the explicit nature…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Persuasive Discourse, High School Students
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Alkharusi, Hussain Ali – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2019
Introduction: Students' perceptions of the assessment tasks can be a basis for optimizing the classroom assessment environment. In an attempt to quantify students' perceptions of assessment, Dorman and Knightley (2006) developed Perceptions of Assessment Tasks Inventory (PATI). This study sought to provide evidence for the construct validity of…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes
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Bartley-Buntz, Julie; Kronborg, Leonie – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine mathematically able female adolescents' perceptions of their accelerated mathematics programs. To this end, eight female adolescents were asked to reflect retrospectively in response to a self-administered questionnaire on their perceptions and experiences of a secondary accelerated mathematics program and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Females, Acceleration (Education), Questionnaires
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Singh, Indra Sen; Chibuye, Bitwell – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The main purpose of the study was to find out the effect of ethnochemistry practices on secondary school students' attitude towards Chemistry. The design of the study was pre-test post-test control group quasiexperimental design. Two grade 11 intact classes were assigned into experimental and control groups randomly. The total sample size…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Pretests Posttests
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Gurcay, Deniz; Gulbas, Etna – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Misconceptions are major obstacles to learning physics, and the concepts of heat and temperature are some of the common misconceptions that are encountered in daily life. Therefore, it is important to develop valid and reliable tools to determine students' misconceptions about basic thermodynamics concepts. Three-tier tests are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Tests, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Putwain, Dave; Daly, Anthony L. – Educational Studies, 2014
The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of students who report themselves as highly test anxious in a sample of English secondary schools and whether this proportion differed by gender. Self-report test anxiety data were collected from 2435 secondary school students in 11 schools. Results showed that 16.4% of the sample reported…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Incidence, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students
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Sclater, Jennifer; Sicoly, Fiore; Abrami, Philip C.; Wade, C. Anne – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2006
The current investigation was an exploration of the first year of a multi-year project designed to provide every Grade 3 to Grade 11 student throughout an English school board in Quebec with a laptop computer. Data were collected from 403 elementary and 270 secondary students from the experimental school board and also from 330 students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laptop Computers, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education