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Yakar, Zeha; Baykara, Hatice – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
In this study, the effects of inquiry-based learning practices on the scientific process skills, creative thinking, and attitudes towards science experiments of preservice science teachers have been analyzed. A non-experimental quantitative analysis method, the single-group pre test posttest design, has been used. In order to observe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Inquiry, Science Teachers
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Komalasari, Kokom; Saripudin, Didin – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study aims to develop and examine a civic education textbook model based on living values education in order to foster the development of junior high school students' characters. This research employs Research and Development approach with an explorative method being used at model development stage and experiment method at model testing…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Values Education, Foreign Countries
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Taslidere, Erdal; Eryilmaz, Ali – Research in Science Education, 2012
The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the combined and partial effects of the Integrated Reading/Study Strategy and Conceptual Physics Approach on ninth grade private high school students' achievement in and attitudes toward optics. The Integrated Reading/Study Strategy is a new strategy which was developed by integrating previously…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Student Attitudes, Reading Strategies
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Campbell, Todd; Zhang, Danhui; Neilson, Drew – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
This study considers whether Model Based Inquiry (MBI) is a suitable mechanism for facilitating science as inquiry to allow students to develop deep understandings of difficult concepts, while also gaining better understandings of science process and the nature of science. This manuscript also considers time devoted to MBI in comparison to more…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Academic Achievement
Akkuzu, Nalan; Akcay, Husamettin – Online Submission, 2011
This study describes the analogical models and narratives used to introduce and teach Grade 9 chemical covalent compounds which are relatively abstract and difficult for students. We explained each model's development during the lessons and analyzed understanding students derived from these learning materials. In this context, achievement,…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Achievement Tests
Gonen, Selahattin; Kocakaya, Serhat; Inan, Cemil – Online Submission, 2006
This study provides a comparative effect study of the Computer Assisted Teaching and the 7E model of the Constructivist Learning methods on attitudes and achievements of the students in physics classes. The experiments have been carried out in a private high school in Diyarbakir/Turkey on groups of first year students whose pre-test scores of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Physics, Achievement Tests
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Lou, Shi-Jer; Shih, Ru-Chu; Diez, C. Ray; Tseng, Kuo-Hung – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2011
This study was designed to explore the effects of problem-based learning (PBL) strategies on the attitudes of female senior high school students toward integrated knowledge learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Content analysis and focus group methods were adopted as the research processes. Data and information…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning
Tandogan, Ruhan Ozkardes; Orhan, Akinoglu – Online Submission, 2007
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of problem-based active learning in science education on students' academic achievement and concept learning. In the study, both quantitative and qualitative research methods were utilized. Quantitative data were obtained via the pre/post-test, treatment-control groups test model. Qualitative data…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
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Akinoglu, Orhan; Tandogan, Ruhan Özkardes – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2007
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of problem-based active learning in science education on students' academic achievement and concept learning. In the study, both quantitative and qualitative research methods were utilized. Quantitative data were obtained via the pre/post-test, treatment-control groups test model. Qualitative data…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
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Gado, Issaou – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to describe attitudes of first and second grade teachers in Benin, toward school science and their instructional preferences (inquiry-based and traditional noninquiry-based instruction), and determine some factors that could explain these attitudes and preferences. Three hundred (N = 300) preparatory classroom…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Equipment, Science Teachers, Grade 2