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Etim, James S.; Etim, Alice S.; Heilman, George; Mathiyalakan, S.; Ntukidem, Eno – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The education of girls and women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has long been thought of as very crucial for national development. This study investigated whether gender differences might occur in scores attained by Nigerian students on standard subject matter examinations for English Language, Mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, STEM Education
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Saylan, Asli; Armagan, Fulya Öner; Bektas, Oktay – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The present study investigated the relationship between pre-service science teachers' epistemological beliefs and perceptions of a constructivist learning environment. The Turkish version of Constructivist Learning Environment Survey and Schommer's Epistemological Belief Questionnaire were administered to 531 pre-service science teachers attending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Bofah, Emmanuel Adu-tutu; Hannula, Markku S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
In this study, we investigated students' views on themselves as learners of mathematics as a function of school-by-sex (N = 2034, MAge = 18.49, SDAge = 1.25; 12th-grade; 58.2% girls). Using latent variable Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), the measurement and structural equivalence as well as the equality of latent means of scores across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Grade 12, Single Sex Schools
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Savas Basturk – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Attribution theory deals with the question of how individuals make judgments and seek to explain how they consider the causes of their behaviours and those of others. Attributions have the potential to affect beliefs, emotions and behaviour. Therefore, attribution theory has significantly contributed to the studies on motivation. This study…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Attribution Theory, Success, Failure
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An, Song A.; Zhang, Meilan; Tillman, Daniel A.; Robertson, William; Siemssen, Annette; Paez, Carlos R. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between science lessons taught by Chinese astronauts in a space shuttle and those taught by American astronauts in a space shuttle, both of whom conducted experiments and demonstrations of science activities in a microgravity space environment. The study examined the instructional structure…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Science Education, Science Instruction, Space Exploration
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Magen-Nagar, Noga – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Teaching mathematics while learning from students' mistakes, errors and misconceptions, is most important for meaningful learning. This study was based on intervention programs prepared by preservice teachers. It aimed to examine their knowledge of assessment of errors in mathematics amongst pupils with learning disabilities, and their use as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Learning Disabilities
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Shahbari, Juhaina; Daher, Wajeeh – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study came to characterize the features of mathematical models built by mathematics pre-service teachers for a model eliciting activity. Fourteen groups participated in building the models. We used a combination of deductive and inductive content analysis to characterize the pre-service teachers' elicited models, taking into account features…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
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France, Bev; Birdsall, Sally – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
A DVD resource that provided a scientist's perspective on the use of animals in research and teaching was evaluated with a questionnaire that asked students' views pre and post their access to the resource. Thirty-nine secondary students (Y10-Y13) took part in three different teaching programmes that provided information about animal research and…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Scientists, Student Attitudes, Research
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Vitharana, P. R. K. A. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
Students bring with them their own misconceptions to the science classes and it becomes a barrier in developing new concepts. Therefore, identifying misconceptions is an essential component in teaching science. The objective of this study was to identify 10th grade students' misconceptions on plant transport with the use of two-tier diagnostic…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Egodawatte, Gunawardena; Stoilescu, Dorian – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to investigate grade 11 university/college stream mathematics students' difficulties in applying conceptual knowledge, procedural skills, strategic competence, and algebraic thinking in solving routine (instructional) algebraic problems. A standardized algebra test was administered to thirty randomly…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, College Bound Students
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Wegner, Claas; Janzen, Nadeshda; Zehne, Carolin – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
With decreasing numbers of students pursuing a career in science (OECD, 2008), the call for educational reforms building a basis for an interest in science is great. Cooperation between schools and universities are an important aspect of these reforms, as they aim at sparking an interest in science (Robert Bosch Foundation, 2005). The Ministry of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Educational Change, Correlation
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Lindahl, Mats Gunnar; Linder, Cedric – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The conflicts between nature and nurture are brought to the fore and challenges socio-scientific decision-making in science education. The multitude of meanings of these concepts and their roles in societal discourses can impede students' development of understanding for different perspectives, e.g. on gene technology. This study problematizes…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Nature Nurture Controversy, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Corica, Ana Rosa; Otero, María Rita – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
We present partial results of the design and implementation of a study program for the Mathematics Teacher Training. The research is developed in the light of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic. This paper we analyze what gestures of the research and world questioning pedagogy are identified in a group of future teachers that study an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education, Knowledge Level
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Bangcaya, Porferio S.; Alejandro, Grecebio Jonathan D. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this mixed-method study, the secondary schools in Western Visayas, Philippines offering special science program (SSP) were assessed as basis for delivery enhancement. The SSP along student-related factors and the extent of implementation in the areas of curriculum and instruction, laboratory facilities, and administration in terms of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Secondary School Mathematics, Achievement Tests
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An, Song A.; Tillman, Daniel A. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of the current research was to examine the effects of a sequence of classroom activities that integrated mathematics content with music elements aimed at providing teachers an alternative approach for teaching mathematics. Two classes of third grade students (n = 56) from an elementary school in the west coast of the United States…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Mathematics
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