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Kayacan, Kadriye – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study was conducted within the scope of the General Biology Laboratory II course, which was taught in the Science Teaching Department in the Spring semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. The study group consisted of 40 teacher candidates in their second year in the Science Teaching Department at a state university in Konya. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Analysis, Biology, Science Instruction
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Gorecek Baybars, Meryem; Kucukozer, Huseyin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The object of this study is to determine the conceptual understanding that prospective Science teachers have relating "de Broglie: Matter waves" and to investigate the effect of the instruction performed, on the conceptual understanding. This study was performed at a state university located in the western part of Turkey, with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Saltan, Fatih; Divarci, Omer Faruk – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of blog activities on elementary students' environmental literacy in science class. The relationships between students' environmental literacy levels, their parents' interest in environmental activities and the frequency of outdoor activities they do have also been also examined. Pre-test…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Elementary School Students, Literacy, Environmental Education
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Balta, Nuri; Awedh, Mohammad Hamza – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Advanced technology helps educational institutes to improve student learning performance and outcomes. In this study, our aim is to measure and assess student engagement and collaborative learning in engineering classes when using online technology in solving physics problems. The interactive response system used in this study is a collaborative…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Physics, Problem Solving, Engineering Education
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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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Gungor, Sema Nur; Ozkan, Muhlis – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study examines the subjects and concepts in biology perceived to be difficult to learn and teach by 759 pre-service biology teachers registered in the pedagogical formation program at Uludag University Faculty of Education in the academic year of 2005-2016, as well as the associations that word "biology" first calls to their mind.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Genetics, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Balta, Nuri; Sarac, Hakan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This article reports the results of a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of 7E learning cycle in science teaching. Totally 35 different effect sizes from 24 experimental studies, comprising 2918 students were included in the meta-analysis. The results confirmed that 7E learning cycle have a positive effect on students' achievement. The overall…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Processes
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Abanikannda, Mutahir Oluwafemi – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study provides a framework for the production of Hypermedia Instructional package. It also assessed the effectiveness of hypermedia instructional mode of delivery on students? performance in Chemistry. This is with a view of improving the learning of Chemistry which may eventually help to improve students? performance. The developmental study…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Hypermedia, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Hofferber, Natalia; Eckes, Alexander; Wilde, Matthias – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Grolnick and Ryan (1987) assume that an autonomy supportive environment leads to higher learner engagement and thus to greater achievements and deeper understanding of content. In school, knowledge acquisition (rote learning as well as conceptual learning) are regarded as most important. In this study, we examined the effects of teachers' autonomy…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Academic Achievement, Rote Learning
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Mubeen, Sarwat; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Motivation is an inner force that activates and provides direction to our thought, feelings and actions. Two main characteristics of motivation are goal directed behavior and persistence. Motivated people persistently work for the goal until it is achieved. This paper explores the nature of motivation in the context of learning and seeks to relate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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Anditi, Zephania O.; Okere, Mark, I. O.; Muchiri, Daniel R. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Chemistry is one of the subjects that students sit for in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). The attainment of students in chemistry in KCSE has been quite low. An analysis of the past Chemistry examination papers taken in KCSE reveals that the papers test students' competencies in various aspects of Cognitive Science Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Science Achievement
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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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Safdar, Muhammad; Hussain, Azhar; Shah, Iqbal; Rifat, Qudsia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper describes the procedure of developing an instructional tool, "concept mapping" and its effectiveness in making the material meaningful to the students. In Pakistan, the traditional way of teaching science subjects at all levels at school relies heavily on memorization. The up-to-date data obtained from qualitative and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Okere, Mark I. O.; Ndeke, Grace C. W. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of gender and knowledge on scientific creativity among form three biology students (third year in secondary school cycle) in Nakuru district in Kenya. The cross- sectional survey research was employed. A sample of eight schools with a total of 363 students was selected from the population…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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