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Hiller, Suzanne E. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Citizen science programs provide opportunities for students to help professional scientists while fostering science achievement and motivation. Instruments which measure the effects of this type of programs on student motivational beliefs are limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the process of examining the reliability and validity…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy, Likert Scales
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Albion, Peter R.; Spence, Karen G. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2013
The teaching of science is important, both to meet the need for future workers in fields requiring scientific capability and to equip students for full participation in modern societies where many decisions depend upon knowledge of science. However, many teachers in Australian primary schools do not allocate science education sufficient amounts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Science Instruction
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Bahcivan, Eralp; Kapucu, Serkan – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
This study has been conducted to investigate conceptions of learning science (COLS) and personal science teaching efficacy belief (PSTE) of Turkish preservice elementary science teachers (PSTs) and to explore the relationship between these variables. Two instruments COLS questionnaire and PSTE subscale of Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Science
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Hacieminoglu, Esme – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Worldwide studies have revealed an important issue in that an increasing percentage of students within the X-Y age group are not interested in science. Many students, especially females, have negative feelings and attitudes toward science, which discourages them from continuing with scientific inquiries. There are limited studies related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Kazempour, Mahsa – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
The case study reported in this paper is part of a larger multiple cross case analysis focusing on pre-service teachers with various initial confidence and attitudes toward science and science teaching. In this paper, the focus will be on one elementary teacher candidate, Lisa, who began the science methods course with a negative attitude and low…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Aka, Elvan Ince – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The aim of the current study is to identify the attitudes towards the laboratory course and self-efficacy beliefs in the laboratory use of prospective teachers who are attending Gazi University Gazi Education Faculty Primary Education Science Teaching program, and to investigate the relationship between the attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Isiksal-Bostan, Mine; Sahin, Elvan; Ertepinar, Hamide – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among Turkish classroom, science and mathematics teachers' beliefs toward using inquiry-based approaches, traditional teaching approaches, and technology in their mathematics and science classrooms; their efficacy beliefs in teaching those subjects; and years of experience in teaching in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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LePrevost, Catherine E.; Blanchard, Margaret R.; Cope, W. Gregory – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2013
Informal science educators play a key role in promoting science literacy, safety, and health by teaching pesticide toxicology to the large, at-risk Latino farmworker population in the United States (US). To understand the experiences of informal science educators and the nature of farmworker education, we must have knowledge of farmworker…
Descriptors: Hazardous Materials, Agricultural Occupations, Beliefs, Science Teachers
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, the relationship between students' chemistry self-efficacy beliefs and metacognitive awareness was investigated utilizing a path model. There were 268 chemistry high school students (59% 10th grade and 41% 11th grade) participated in the study. The students took two-hour chemistry course in the 9th and 10th grade and three-hour…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Self Efficacy, Metacognition
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Reed, Rajika E.; Bodzin, Alec M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
An interdisciplinary curriculum unit that used Web GIS mapping to investigate malaria disease patterns and spread in relation to the environment for a high school Advanced Placement Environmental Science course was developed. A feasibility study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of the unit to promote geospatial thinking and reasoning…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Public Health, Teaching Methods, Diseases
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Spektor-Levy, Ornit; Aloni, Oshra; Zion, Michal – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The novelty of this study is rooted in the uniqueness of its setting: Informal, in school, Mini Science Museum that is managed by high school students who also develop teaching materials and guide the visitors. The phenomenological study presented here followed, over a period of 9 months, a group of 11 students that served as the museum's…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Instruction, Museums, Teaching Methods
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Mullenbach, Lauren E.; Green, Gary T. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Many surveys exist that measure environmental orientations, yet few measure learning outcomes, such as self-efficacy, and even fewer specifically target student-athletes. Hence, this study created a survey, named the Student-Athlete Environmental and Academic Orientation Survey (SEAOS), which measured student-athletes' environmental attitudes,…
Descriptors: Athletes, Surveys, Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education
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Rassolov, Ilya M.; Sidyacheva, Natalya V.; Zotova, Larisa E.; Salitova, Feride Sch.; Konyushenko, Svetlana M.; Gzhemskaya, Nuriya Kh. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The relevance of the study is conditioned by intensive introduction of information technologies in the educational process of the University. Analysis of practical activities of University groups shows that in the absence of science-based approaches to the implementation of information technologies in the educational process, there are increasing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Methods, Technology Integration
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Rivera, Malia Ana J.; Manning, Mackenzie M.; Krupp, David A. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2013
Hawai'i is a unique and special place to conduct environmental science inquiry through place based learning and scientific investigation. Here, we describe and evaluate a unique professional development program for science teachers in Hawai'i that integrates the traditional approach of providing training to improve content knowledge, with the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Audiences, Science Teachers
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Sagalakova, Olga A.; Truevtsev, Dmitry V.; Sagalakov, Anatoly M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This article analyzes modern theoretical and conceptual models of social anxiety disorder (SAD) (cognitive, metacognitive, psychopathological) with a view to determine specific features of psychological mechanisms of disorders studied in various approaches, to identify similarities and differences in conceptual SAD models, their heuristic…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Models, Heuristics, Therapy
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