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Delgado, Cesar; Jones, M. Gail; You, Hye Sun; Robertson, Laura; Chesnutt, Katherine; Halberda, Justin – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Crosscutting concepts such as "scale, proportion, and quantity" are recognised by U.S. science standards as a potential vehicle for students to integrate their scientific and mathematical knowledge; yet, U.S. students and adults trail their international peers in scale and measurement estimation. Culturally based knowledge of scale such…
Descriptors: Scaling, Number Systems, Public Schools, Grade 7
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Matthews, Kelly E.; Adams, Peter; Goos, Merrilyn – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Application of mathematical and statistical thinking and reasoning, typically referred to as quantitative skills, is essential for university bioscience students. First, this study developed an assessment task intended to gauge graduating students' quantitative skills. The Quantitative Skills Assessment of Science Students (QSASS) was the result,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, College Science, Biological Sciences, College Outcomes Assessment
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Cole, Merryn; Wilhelm, Jennifer; Yang, Hongwei – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Relationships between sixth grade students' moon journaling and students' spatial-scientific reasoning after implementation of an Earth/Space unit were examined. Teachers used the project-based Realistic Explorations in Astronomical Learning curriculum. We used a regression model to analyze the relationship between the students' Lunar Phases…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Astronomy, Science Education, Spatial Ability
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Oon, Pey Tee; Subramaniam, R. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
We report here on a comparative study of middle school students' attitudes towards science involving three countries: England, Singapore and the U.S.A. Complete attitudinal data sets from TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) 2011 were used, thus giving a very large sample size (N = 20,246), compared to other studies in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Tursucu, Süleyman; Spandaw, Jeroen; Flipse, Steven; de Vries, Marc J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Students in senior pre-university education encounter difficulties in the application of mathematics into physics. This paper presents the outcome of an explorative qualitative study of teachers' beliefs about improving the transfer of algebraic skills from mathematics into physics. We interviewed 10 mathematics and 10 physics teachers using a…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Norris, Christina M.; Morris, Julia E.; Lummis, Geoffrey W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
According to international benchmarks [Thomson, S., Wernert, N., O'Grady, E., & Rodrigues, S. (2017). TIMSS 2015: Reporting Australia's results. Retrieved from Camberwell, Victoria: www.acer.edu.au/timss], Australia's science education is still in decline and so the need for further investigation into preservice teachers is warranted.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Wong, Vicky; Dillon, Justin; King, Heather – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is widely used in science education. There is confusion, however, as to its provenance and meaning which is potentially problematic. This study examines the purpose of STEM practice in education in England and asks if there are differences in perceptions of STEM between science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Tursucu, Süleyman; Spandaw, Jeroen; Flipse, Steven; Jongbloed, Geurt; de Vries, Marc J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Senior pre-university education (SPE) students experience difficulties applying mathematics to physics. This paper reports the outcome of an online explorative quantitative study of teachers' belief systems about improving transfer of algebraic skills from mathematics into physics, conducted among 503 mathematics and physics teachers working in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Physics
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Wilhelm, Jennifer – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
This paper reports an examination on gender differences in lunar phases understanding of 123 students (70 females and 53 males). Middle-level students interacted with the Moon through observations, sketching, journalling, two-dimensional and three-dimensional modelling, and classroom discussions. These lunar lessons were adapted from the Realistic…
Descriptors: Test Results, Test Items, Females, Astronomy
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Andree, Maria; Hansson, Lena – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
In many Western societies, there is a concern about the tendency of young people not choosing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and occupations. In response, different initiatives have been launched. If one believes that science should have a place in more young people's lives, an important question is to what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Student Recruitment, Natural Sciences
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Cerinsek, Gregor; Hribar, Tina; Glodez, Natasa; Dolinsek, Slavko – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper is addressing the problem of under-representation of young people in general, and females in particular, in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Slovenia. It has two main objectives: (1) to identify which priorities male and female STEM students in Slovenia seek in their future careers, and (2) to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students)
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Agung, Salamah; Schwartz, Marc S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
This study examines Indonesian students' understanding of conservation of matter, balancing of equations and stoichiometry. Eight hundred and sixty-seven Grade 12 students from 22 schools across four different cities in two developed provinces in Indonesia participated in the study. Nineteen teachers also participated in order to validate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equations (Mathematics), Textbooks, Teaching Methods
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Jeppsson, Fredrik; Haglund, Jesper; Amin, Tamer G. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Many studies have previously focused on how people with different levels of expertise solve physics problems. In early work, focus was on characterising differences between experts and novices and a key finding was the central role that propositionally expressed principles and laws play in expert, but not novice, problem-solving. A more recent…
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Physics, Science Education, Problem Solving
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Karvánková, Petra; Popjaková, Dagmar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Pupil research in school lessons in the sense of Inquiry-Based Education (IBE) is one of the constructivist approaches to education. Inquiry strengthens the positive approach of pupils to natural science subjects, encouraging them to study phenomena and processes taking place in the natural environment around them and use the acquired knowledge in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Inquiry
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Goodnough, Karen – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This case study focuses on the professional learning of 38 K-9 teachers who engaged in a professional development (PD) programme in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through collaborative action research (CAR). Through the lens of CHAT or Cultural-Historical Activity Theory, the author examined what teachers were learning,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, STEM Education, Action Research
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