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Unal, Merve; Saglam, Mehmet – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the problem solving skills and science process skills of six-year-old children who attended kindergarten and whether or not there is a difference in problem solving skills and science process skills of children receiving and not receiving the education with GEMS program. In the study using the experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Bakioglu, Busra; Karamustafaoglu, Orhan; Karamustafaoglu, Sevilay; Yapici, Senay – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of lessons conducted in out-of-school learning settings on 5th graders science achievement within the scope of a guidance material that was prepared to be used in out-of-school learning settings in accordance with the "Let's Solve the Riddle of Our Body" chapter objectives. The…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Science Tests, Science Instruction
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Buber, Ayse; Coban, Gul Unal – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of learning activities based on argumentation about "Force and Motion" unit on conceptual understanding and views about establishing thinking friendly classroom environment of 7th graders. The study was conducted with total 39 students (20 students in experimental group and 19…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Physics
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Dejonckheere, Peter J. N.; de Wit, Nele; van de Keere, Kristof; Vervaet, Stephanie – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study tested and integrated the effects of an inquiry-based didactic method for preschool science in a real practical classroom setting. Four preschool classrooms participated in the experiment (N = 57) and the children were 4-6 years old. In order to assess children's attention for causal events and their understanding at the level of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Play
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Meyer, Annika; Meyer-Ahrens, Inga; Wilde, Matthias – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Previous research has found conflicting evidence in studies where students participate in the selection of their course topics in educational settings. Katz and Assor (2007), for example, have argued that the increase in student motivation is probably not due to the mere act of choosing, but to the value of the options with respect to personal…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Ugur, Gokhan; Dilber, Refik; Senpolat, Yasemin; Duzgun, Bahattin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This study investigated the effects of analogy on the elimination of students' misconceptions about direct current circuits, students' achievement and the attitudes towards physics lessons. The sample of this study consisted of 51 11th grade students from two different classes. While one of the classes was the experimental group where analogy was…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction