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Basso, A.; Chiorri, C.; Bracco, F.; Carnasciali, M. M.; Alloisio, M.; Grotti, M. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
Improving the interest of high-school students towards chemistry (and science in general) is one of the goals of the Italian Ministry of Education. To this aim, we designed a context-based activity that actively involved students in six different laboratory experiences interconnected by a case study of the murder of Miss Scarlet, from the famous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Salonen, Anssi; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate how career-related instruction implemented in secondary school chemistry education concerning water issues influences students' career awareness and their interest towards science learning. This case study is part of a larger design-based research study for the EU-MultiCO project, which focuses on promoting…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Interests, Grade 8, Vocational Interests
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Pullen, Reyne; Thickett, Stuart C.; Bissember, Alex C. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
In chemistry curricula, both the role of the laboratory program and the method of assessment used are subject to scrutiny and debate. The ability to identify clearly defined competencies for the chemistry laboratory program is crucial, given the numerous other disciplines that rely on foundation-level chemistry knowledge and practical skills. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Skagen, Darlene; McCollum, Brett; Morsch, Layne; Shokoples, Brandon – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The use of online collaborative assignments (OCAs) between two flipped organic chemistry classrooms, one in Canada and the other in the United States, was examined for impact on learners. The intervention was designed to support content mastery, aid in increasing students' communication skills through chemistry drawing and verbalization,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Intervention
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Cetin-Dindar, Ayla; Boz, Yezdan; Sonmez, Demet Yildiran; Celep, Nilgun Demirci – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
In this study, a mixed-method design was employed to investigate pre-service chemistry teachers' Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) development. For effective technology integration in instruction, knowledge about technology is not enough; teachers should have different knowledge types which are content, pedagogical, and…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Technological Literacy
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Mutambuki, Jacinta M.; Schwartz, Renee – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This study investigated the implementation of best teaching practices by science graduate teaching assistants [GTAs] (3 chemists and 2 biologists) in five inquiry-based, interdisciplinary chemistry-biology experiments during a six-week professional development (PD) program, Engage PD. Additionally, we examined GTAs' experiences in implementing…
Descriptors: Professional Training, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Scott E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
The Achievement Goal Framework describes students' goal orientations as: task-based, focusing on the successful completion of the task; self-based, evaluating performance relative to one's own past performance; or other-based, evaluating performance relative to the performance of others. Goal orientations have been used to explain student success…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Chemistry, Models, Academic Achievement
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Shamuganathana, Sheila; Karpudewan, Mageswary – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Existing studies report on the importance of instilling environmental literacy among students from an early stage of schooling to enable them to adopt more pro-environmental behaviors in the near future. This quasi-experimental study was designed to compare the level of environmental literacy among two groups of students: the experimental group (N…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Environmental Education, Scientific Literacy
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Peleg, Ran; Yayon, Malka; Katchevich, Dvora; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Fortus, David; Eilks, Ingo; Hofstein, Avi – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Educational research and policy suggest inquiry as one of the most prominent ways of promoting effective science education. However, traditional approaches towards inquiry learning are not always sufficiently motivating for all learners. The EU-funded project, TEMI--Teaching Enquiry with Mysteries Incorporated, suggests that mysterious scientific…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Southam, Daniel C.; Treagust, David F.; Mocerino, Mauro; Qureshi, Sheila – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
This one-semester, mixed methods study underpinning social cognition and theory of planned behaviour investigated the attitudes, self-efficacy, and experiences of 559 first year undergraduate chemistry students from two cohorts in modified process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) classes. Versions of attitude toward the study of chemistry…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, College Science, Chemistry
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Spagnoli, Dino; Wong, Lawrence; Maisey, Shannan; Clemons, Tristan D. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Student feelings towards the laboratory component of an introductory chemistry unit were evaluated in an action research study, over a three-year period at the University of Western Australia. In 2013 we found that the percentage of students with negative feelings towards the laboratory increased over the duration of a semester. In 2014 we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Gabby, Shwartz; Avargil, Shirly; Herscovitz, Orit; Dori, Yehudit Judy – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
An ongoing process of reforming chemical education in middle and high schools in our country introduced the technology-enhanced learning environment (TELE) to chemistry classes. Teachers are encouraged to integrate technology into pedagogical practices in meaningful ways to promote 21st century skills; however, this effort is often hindered by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools, High Schools, Chemistry
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Semmler, Luzie; Pietzner, Verena – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Creativity has become an increasingly important competence in today's rapidly changing times, especially for school graduates who strive for pursuing a technical or scientific career. But creativity has not been integrated in the lessons or curricula of STEM subjects. To successfully integrate it in the classroom, it is important to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, STEM Education, Preservice Teachers
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Danczak, S. M.; Thompson, C. D.; Overton, T. L. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Good critical thinking is important to the development of students and a valued skill in commercial markets and wider society. There has been much discussion regarding the definition of critical thinking and how it is best taught in higher education. This discussion has generally occurred between philosophers, cognitive psychologists and education…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Critical Thinking, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students
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Galloway, Kyle W. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
Recent data suggests that of the UK students graduating with a degree in chemistry in 2015, only 18.9% continued to employment as "Science Professionals". While this shows the wide range of employment that is available for chemistry graduates, it also highlights the need for them to have relevant transferable skills, rather than just the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Value Judgment
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