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Duban, Nil – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Museums provide the opportunity to handle real objects, solve problems, and interact with others. And also they are perfect places to ask our own questions, and try to discover the answer. So in many courses, teachers use museums as a learning environment for teaching the subject matter. The purpose of this research is to determine the opinions of…
Descriptors: Museums, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Üce, Musa; Ceyhan, Ilknur – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Concepts can be examined in two groups as abstract and concrete ones. While concrete concepts are improved as a result of students' experiences, it is considerably challenging for students to perceive abstract concepts. Since chemistry includes abstract concepts largely, it is considered to be hard to comprehend as a class by students. In fact,…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Maass, Katja; Engeln, Katrin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Although well researched in educational studies, inquiry-based learning, a student-centred way of teaching, is far away from being implemented in day-to-day science and mathematics teaching on a large scale. It is a challenge for teachers to adopt this new way of teaching in an often not supportive school context. Therefore it is important to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Dede, Hulya; Yilmaz, Zeynel Abidin; Ilhan, Nail – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
One of the factors influencing teachers' and pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs is the use of innovations and research in education (scientific articles, thesis, and new teaching materials). This study aims to examine to what extent pre-service science teachers follow the innovations in the field of education and use these innovations in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Çetin, Baris – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The purpose of this research was to determine whether the use of activities based on Pintrich's self-regulated learning model effect the self-regulated learning perceptions of elementary teacher candidates within a Life Science course. The research was organized in accordance with the quasi-experimental designs model. This study was conducted…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary School Teachers, Quasiexperimental Design, Measures (Individuals)
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Çoruhlu, Tülay Senel; Er Nas, Sibel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of the use of guidance material based on the 5E model on students' conceptual understanding of a topic entitled "What is the earth's crust composed of?" The sample consists of 40 students from the 5th grade (experimental group 20, control group 20). A concept test, a drawing test, and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Earth Science, Control Groups, Semi Structured Interviews
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Demircioglu, Hülya – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of activities developed in accordance with PDEODE teaching strategy on students' understanding of the particulate nature of matter. The sample of the study consists of the first grade students who study in the Primary School Teacher Education Program. In order to determine the conceptual change on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts
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Aslan, Safiye – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effect of learning by teaching on inquiry skills. With its explanatory sequential design, this particular study focuses on interrogating whether learning by teaching has an effect on prospective science teachers' inquiry skills and to unveil how it does so, only if it had an effect. The current research is…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Cakir, Nevin Kozcu – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Today, with the development of science and technology and its rapid progress, the importance attached to science education has increased. This increase in interest has led to the development of the methods, techniques, and approaches that enable the students to be active, question and construct knowledge. The 5E learning model is one of them, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis, Science Process Skills, Science Education
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Kern, Anne Liu; Honwad, Sameer; McLain, Ed – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The science of climate change is a complex subject to teach. Teachers find climate change a challenging topic to teach due to a myriad of reasons. Gayford, 2010 describes some of the challenges teachers face while teaching climate change science as "first, the controversial nature of the topic; second, it does not relate well to the normal…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Climate
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Can, Sendil; Kaymakci, Güliz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of the current study employing the survey method is to determine the pre-service science teachers' perceptions of the principles of scientific research and to investigate the effects of gender, grade level and the state of following scientific publications on their perceptions. The sampling of the current research is comprised of 125…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Research
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Bolat, Mualla – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to develop and assess a model aimed at teaching astronomy to deaf students. Thus, a 7 day-long project of indoor and outdoor activities was developed. Since the purpose of our study was to teach astronomy to deaf students, our sample was determined by using purposeful sampling technique. The sample of this study…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Teaching Methods, Deafness, Science Instruction
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Grubbs, Michael E.; Love, Tyler S.; Long, David E.; Kittrell, Danielle – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Although the currently employed STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) acronym is of recent origin, dating to the early 2000s (Chute, 2009), the United States has long emphasized the importance of teaching STEM in its public schools. Early efforts, such as "Science, the Endless Frontier" (Bush, 1945) and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Science Instruction, Student Interests
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Tas, Erol – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The main objective of this study is to research the effects of a student gains and activity based virtual material on students' success, permanence and attitudes towards science lesson, developed for science and technology lesson 6th grade "Systems in our body" unit. The study, which had a quasi-experimental design, was conducted with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Nur, Erdogan Melek; Fitnat, Koseoglu – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
It is obvious that more extensive work is needed in developing historical materials that address nature of science (NOS) concepts that will be implemented by teachers. Owing to the importance of meeting this need, research problem of this study is to design historical vignettes focused on the concept of chemical equilibrium which lies at the heart…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction, Science History
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