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Gomaa, Omema Mostafa Kamel – Online Submission, 2016
This study investigated the effect of using metacognitive strategy training on science process skills and science self efficacy in learning disabled first year prep students. A total of 60 students identified with LD were invited to participate. The sample was randomly divided into two groups; experimental (n = 30 boys) and control (n = 30 boys ).…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Science Process Skills, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies
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Hushman, Carolyn J.; Marley, Scott C. – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The authors investigated whether the amount of instructional guidance affects science learning and self-efficacy. Sixty 9- and 10-year-old children were randomly assigned to one of the following three instructional conditions: (a) guided instruction consisting of examples and student-generated explanations, (b) direct instruction consisting of a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Sen, Ceylan; Sezen Vekli, Gülsah – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine the influence of inquiry-based teaching approach on pre-service science teachers' laboratory self-efficacy perceptions and scientific process skills. The quasi experimental model with pre-test-post-test control group design was used as an experimental design in this research. The sample of this study included…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Pretests Posttests, Self Efficacy
Griggs, Marissa Swaim; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Merritt, Eileen G.; Patton, Christine L. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011
The current analyses address two primary research aims: 1) Does students' anxiety in mathematics and science predict their self-efficacy in each subject area? The authors hypothesized that students' anxiety in mathematics and science would be negatively associated with their self-efficacy in each area. 2) Does being in a "Responsive Classroom[R]"…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Grade 5, Anxiety, Elementary Education
Brower, Derek John – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Just as elementary students enter the science classroom with prior knowledge and experiences, so do preservice elementary teachers who enter the science methods classroom. Elementary science methods instructors recognize the challenges associated with preparing teachers for the science classroom. Two of these challenges include overcoming limited…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Methods Courses
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Annetta, Leonard A.; Frazier, Wendy M.; Folta, Elizabeth; Holmes, Shawn; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Designed-based research principles guided the study of 51 secondary-science teachers in the second year of a 3-year professional development project. The project entailed the creation of student-centered, inquiry-based, science, video games. A professional development model appropriate for infusing innovative technologies into standards-based…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Computer Uses in Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Meluso, Angela; Zheng, Meixun; Spires, Hiller A.; Lester, James – Computers & Education, 2012
Many argue that games can positively impact learning by providing an intrinsically motivating and engaging learning environment for students in ways that traditional school cannot. Recent research demonstrates that games have the potential to impact student learning in STEM content areas and that collaborative gameplay may be of particular…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Grade 5, Educational Games, STEM Education
Kandi, Kamala M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines the effect of a technology-based instructional tool "Geniverse" on the content knowledge gains, Science Self-Efficacy, Technology Self-Efficacy, and Career Goal Aspirations among 283 high school learners. The study was conducted in four urban high schools, two of which have achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Genetics, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Lotter, Christine; Smiley, Whitney; Thompson, Stephen; Dickenson, Tammiee – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study investigated a professional development model designed to improve teachers' inquiry teaching efficacy as well as the quality of their inquiry instruction through engaging teachers in practice-teaching and reflection sessions. The programme began with a two-week summer Institute focused on both inquiry pedagogy and science content and…
Descriptors: Models, Faculty Development, Training Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Brown, Judy A.; Greenfield, Daryl B.; Bell, Elizabeth; Juárez, Cheryl Lani; Myers, Ted; Nayfeld, Irena – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
"ECHOS: Early Childhood Hands-On Science" was developed at the Miami Science Museum as a comprehensive set of science lessons sequenced to lead children toward a deeper understanding of science content and the use of science process skills. The purpose of the research is to determine whether use of the "ECHOS" model will…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Hands on Science, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
Hushman, Carolyn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study investigated whether the level of instructional guidance affected student learning and science self-efficacy when nine- and ten- year old children learn to design unconfounded experiments using control of variable strategies (CVS). Specifically, the goal of this study was to replicate and extend prior research that examines the impact…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Experiments, Children
Moseley, Christine; Utley, Juliana – Journal of Elementary Science Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of an earth systems science course (integrated mathematics and science content) on preservice elementary teachers' mathematics and science teaching efficacy. Paired t-tests revealed that the personal mathematics and science teaching efficacy and science teaching outcome expectancy significantly…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, Earth Science, Mathematics
Stewart, Alan E.; Knox, John A.; Schneider, Pat – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
A survey of 691 Georgia teachers suggested that their students generally were not prepared for severe weather. Teachers also were somewhat dissatisfied with the quality of the teaching resources on weather and weather safety. Only 46 (7%) of the teachers were aware of the American Red Cross Masters of Disaster (MoD) weather science and safety…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Workshops, Teacher Education
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Braund, Martin; Leigh, Joanne – Research in Science Education, 2013
Pupil talk and discussion are seen as having important social and cognitive outcomes. In science classes, pupils' collaborative talk supports the construction of meaning and helps examine the status of evidence, theory and knowledge. However, pupil interactive talk in groups is rare in science lessons. The research reported is part of a project to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Educationally Disadvantaged, Statistical Analysis
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Velayutham, Sunitadevi; Aldridge, Jill M. – Research in Science Education, 2013
The primary aim of this study was two-fold: 1) to identify salient psychosocial features of the classroom environment that influence students' motivation and self-regulation in science learning; and 2) to examine the effect of the motivational constructs of learning goal orientation, science task value and self-efficacy in science learning on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Structural Equation Models, Student Motivation
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