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Özgür Kapici, Hasan; Akcay, Hakan – Online Submission, 2016
Misconceptions are one the biggest troubles for both teachers and students. In order to have scientifically valid knowledge, students should have meaningful conceptual understanding. Researchers have been designing studies based on different teaching methods so as to reach beneficial outcomes to handle with misconceptions. In this study, the main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, High School Students, Misconceptions
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Özalp, Dilek; Kahveci, Ajda – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Student conceptions related with matter and the particulate nature of matter (PNM), are vital for advanced understanding in chemistry, and have been a research area of significant attention. Lacking in the literature are studies addressing chemical misconceptions from an ontological point of view. The purpose of the current study was to develop a…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Chemistry
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Kotowski, Erin Leigh – School Science and Mathematics, 2012
This study explores middle and high school students' understanding of the particulate nature of matter after they were taught the concept. A total of 87 students (41 high school and 46 middle school) participated in the study. Findings suggest that students held misconceptions about the law of conservation of matter, chemical composition of matter…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Misconceptions
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Özkanbas, Müge; Kirik, Özgecan Tastan – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2020
Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL®) as a collaborative inquiry method has been widely used in teaching chemistry to high school and college students. This paper presents the impact of POGIL on 65 middle school students' understanding about nature of matter. It is a quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design study in which…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Inquiry, Metacognition
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Kiray, Seyit Ahmet; Simsek, Sena – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2021
This study has two aims. The first one is to reveal the science teacher candidates' misconceptions about the density by using a four-tier diagnostic test, and the second one is to determine to what extent science teacher candidates have scientific knowledge, lack of knowledge, and misconceptions about the density. In order to achieve these aims, a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Aydin-Güç, Funda; Türker, Ahmet Anil – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
The study aimed to determine the noticing skills of mathematics teachers to their students' misconceptions in written responses. The study adopted case study design, one of the qualitative research methods. The participants of the study comprised 20 volunteer middle school mathematics teachers from 9 different cities and 16 different schools that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Observation
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Stains, Marilyne; Escriu-Sune, Marta; Alverez de Santizo, Myrna Lisseth Molina; Sevian, Hannah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
Development of learning progressions has been at the forefront of science education for several years. While understanding students' conceptual development toward "big ideas" in science is extremely valuable for researchers, science teachers can also benefit from assessment tools that diagnose their students' trajectories along the learning…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Predictive Validity, Interrater Reliability, Motion
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Aydin, Utkun – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The study investigated differences in students' reported overall test anxiety before, during, or after test taking among two school-levels and gender. Differences among three test anxiety components (thoughts, off-task behaviors, and autonomic reactions) were also examined. Participants were 725 primary (349 females, 376 males) and 375 middle (180…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Eshach, Haim; Lin, Tzu-Chiang; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2018
There is a concern that materialistic thinking--meaning the tendency to attribute a set of matter-like properties to nonmatter concepts--is one of the central barriers that students face in the journey toward understanding scientific concepts. The cross-sectional study presented here used the Sound Concept Inventory Instrument (SCII) (Eshach,…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Acoustics, Case Studies, Scientific Concepts
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Stott, Angela; Hattingh, Annemarie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The convenience sample used in the study reported on here consisted of 91 students enrolled in the primary and middle school Postgraduate Certificate in Education course for 2 consecutive years at a South African university. We used the Student Understanding of Science and Science Inquiry instrument to answer questions about these students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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Kruse, Jerrid; Wilcox, Jesse – Science Teacher, 2015
High school students often enter classrooms with misconceptions about density. While many students may have studied the concept in middle school, they lack the understanding on which to build more advanced concepts, such as the particulate nature of matter. This lack of understanding poses problems for students' learning about Pascal's principle…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles
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Francek, Mark – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper organizes and analyses over 500 geoscience misconceptions relating to earthquakes, earth structure, geologic resources, glaciers, historical geology, karst (limestone terrains), plate tectonics, rivers, rocks and minerals, soils, volcanoes, and weathering and erosion. Journal and reliable web resources were reviewed to discover (1) the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Misconceptions, Plate Tectonics, Oceanography
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Herrmann-Abell, Cari F.; Koppal, Mary; Roseman, Jo Ellen – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Modern biology has become increasingly molecular in nature, requiring students to understand basic chemical concepts. Studies show, however, that many students fail to grasp ideas about atom rearrangement and conservation during chemical reactions or the application of these ideas to biological systems. To help provide students with a better…
Descriptors: Biology, Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, High Schools
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Rivera-McCutchen, Rosa L.; Watson, Terri N. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2014
This case highlights the challenges faced by the principal of Forest Middle/Senior High School. In the surrounding school community, White middle-class families are increasingly opting to send their children to private schools. Within the school, critical incidents between White teachers and Black and Latino/a teachers and students mirror the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Principals
Cepeda, Linda F. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
An important aspect of developing science literacy for all students is developing science-literate teachers. With the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, many middle school teachers found themselves in a position where they were no longer qualified to teach middle school science. This study was designed to help science teachers…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Scientific Methodology, Science Equipment, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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