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Sari, Ugur; Alici, Misra; Sen, Ömer Faruk – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2018
Many researchers argue that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) instruction contribute to the national economy and educators attempt to develop integrated instructional programs. In the current study, the effect of a problem-based STEM activity on students' attitudes, career perceptions and career interests was investigated by using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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AgwuUdu, David – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2018
This study compared the effects of Individualised Instructional Strategy (IIS) and Cooperative Learning Instructional Strategy (CLIS) on male and female senior secondary school students' academic achievement in Organic Chemistry. The study was guided by 2 research questions and 3 null hypotheses. The design was quasi-experimental. The population…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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Weinburgh, Molly H.; Stewart, Morgan; Silva, Cecilia – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The importance of culture and social interactions in disciplinary learning and language development within specific social practices and contexts is now an agreed-upon notion in the science education literature. In a pivotal article in 1990, Lemke introduced the idea of manual-technical operations as one of four modes making up the "hybrid…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Education, Science Teachers, Science Activities
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Ajaja, O. Patrick; Agboro-Eravwoke, Urhievwejire Ochuko – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2017
The major purpose of this study was to explore the metacognitive orientations of science students at the secondary level of education. To achieve this, three research questions and hypotheses were raised, answered and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The design of the study was survey and samples consisted of 36 schools and 705 science…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Burkett, Vent Curtis; Smith, Clinton – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
Virtual reality software has evolved to create ever more realistic virtual environments. Sophisticated virtual education laboratory experiments are now possible. Some educators and researchers question the value of hands-on laboratories relative to virtual laboratories. Researchers have investigated students' acceptance of virtual laboratories and…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Science Laboratories, Hands on Science
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Adeoye, Ademakinwa Gabriel; Abimbola, Olakanmi Isaac – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
This study investigated the effects of senior secondary school students' use of demo kits on their achievement in biology in Omu-Aran, Nigeria. The study utilized a quasi-experimental design and followed the non-randomized, non-equivalent pre-test and post-test control group of 2x2x3 factorial matrix. Data was obtained from four intact classes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Biology, Secondary School Science
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Dame, Kristina K.; Westerlund, Julie F. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The purpose of this three-year study was to examine secondary school students' attitudes about science in classrooms with "resident scientists" who had been trained in inquiry science teaching. The study was based upon a National Science Foundation (NSF) program called Project Flowing Waters, a five-year NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12…
Descriptors: Scientists, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students
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Kelani, Raphael R. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The first purpose of this descriptive study was to provide information regarding implementation of the compulsory science curricula in secondary school settings in the Republic of Benin in West Africa in which were infused elements of environmental education (EE). The second was to investigate science teachers' attitudes towards teaching…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Akilli, Mustafa – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
The aim of this study is to demonstrate the science success regression levels of chosen emotional features of 8th grade students using Structural Equation Model. The study was conducted by the analysis of students' questionnaires and science success in TIMSS 2011 data using SEM. Initially, the factors that are thought to have an effect on science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Scientific Literacy
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Aydeniz, Mehmet; Kotowski, Michael R. – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study argues for the need to clarify the attitude construct in science education. After positing a conceptual definition for attitudes derived from the social psychology and persuasion literature, this study makes a demarcation between science attitudes and attitudes towards science. Based on this conceptual clarity, the study offers a…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Science Education, Attitude Measures, Test Validity
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Ajaja, O. Patrick – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of students taught with concept mapping, cooperative learning, 5E learning cycle and lecture methods with the intention of identifying which one among them could be most suitable for teaching Biology. To guide this study, four research questions were raised and tested at 0.05 level of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Teaching Methods, Lecture Method