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Donohue, Kerri; Buck, Gayle A.; Akerson, Valarie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
The purpose for this self-study was to explore the theoretical and practical understandings of scientific inquiry inherent in our elementary teacher preparation program, specifically those of new instructors. Although scientific inquiry and inquiry-based learning are emphasized in our program, several new instructors, doctoral students hired to…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship, Inquiry
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Follong, Berit M.; Prieto-Rodriguez, Elena; Miller, Andrew; Collins, Clare E.; Bucher, Tamara – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2020
Overweight and obesity prevalence in children has increased worldwide. One factor contributing to this rise is the increase in portion sizes, with individuals potentially having difficulties with portion size estimation. Portion size estimation could be improved with portion size education involving the mathematical concepts of volume and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Nutrition, Foreign Countries
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Cruz, Jasmine M.; Wilson, Aaron T.; Wang, Xiaohui – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Mathematical dispositions (MD) and self-efficacy for teaching mathematics (SEFTM) are important elements of teachers? beliefs that significantly influence their behaviors and educational practices in the classroom. This study looked at relationships between pre-service teachers? (PSTs) MD and their SEFTM in connection with other descriptors…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Hirshfield, Laura J.; Chachra, Debbie – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Project-based learning can be beneficial for engineering students, giving students the opportunity to complete mastery experiences that improve their engineering self-efficacy or academic self-confidence. However, despite the many potential benefits of projects, there can be issues with project-based learning: students may take on different tasks…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education
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Kersey, Elizabeth; Max, Brooke; Akarsu, Murat; Bloome, Lane; Suazo, Elizabeth; Hoffman, Andrew J. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore how undergraduate students in an applied calculus course used the written curriculum (i.e., textbook, online homework system, and previous exams). The study design included three phases: (a) an online survey, (b) individual observations, and (c) student interviews. Students' survey responses…
Descriptors: Calculus, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Textbooks
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Park, Mihwa – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
This study investigated how students used information provided in given energy questions while answering these questions. Participant students were taking at least one college-level introductory science course and were asked to respond to two-tiered format (multiple-choice question and short written response question) energy questions addressing…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Energy, Multiple Choice Tests, College Students
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Abu Mokh, Rana; Othman, Ali; Shahbari, Juhaina Awawdeh – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The aim of this study is to examine the mistakes made by students in the use of logical connectives while simplifying algebraic equations and inequalities, and the extent to which teachers are aware of these mistakes and how they assess them. The study was conducted among 50 ninth grade students and 63 practicing teachers of mathematics. The data…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Error Patterns
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Otero, María Rita; Llanos, Viviana Carolina – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
In this paper, we analyse how N = 31 in-service teachers study the question that could generate a Study and Research Path (SRP): How does a parabolic antenna work? We also consider how they design lessons based on this question, by adopting the pedagogy of questioning the world according to the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD). The…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Lesson Plans
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Onal, Nezih – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The present study was conducted to reveal high school students' feelings regarding their experiences of being deprived of their smartphones (nomophobia). The study group of the study was comprised of 158 students attending a high school in a city center in the central Anatolian region in Turkey. One of the qualitative research methods, namely the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Figurative Language, Handheld Devices
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Elcan Kaynak, Naime; Avsar Erumit, Banu – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Nature of science (NOS) is a critical component and should be part of all science lessons. It is critical to begin NOS instruction in the elementary grades, to help young children develop an identity as persons who can conceptualize NOS ideas. The purpose of this study was to explore third grade elementary students' Nature of Science (NOS)…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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AlDahdouh, Alaa A. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Although extensive research has been carried out on massive open online courses (MOOCs) as representative of connectivist environment, none of them has succeeded to enlighten our understanding about the individual learning experience in connectivist environment at higher educational context. This paper taped into this crucial issue and traced the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Protocol Analysis, Online Courses, College Students
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Tee, Kiew Nee; Leong, Kwan Eu; Rahim, Suzieleez Syrene Abdul – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
This study aimed at exploring causal relationships between two affective factors, self-confidence and positive emotion, and two metacognitive factors, selfreflection and insight components on high school students' mathematics achievement that assessed by formative and summative assessments. The study applied partial least squares based structural…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Grade 11, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement
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Akturk, Ahmet Oguz; Ozturk, Handan Saka – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The aim of the current study is to analyze the relationship among teachers' TPACK levels, students' self-efficacy and the academic achievement. Another purpose of this study is to determine whether there is significant difference in teachers' TPACK levels according to their gender and professional experience. In this study, singular survey model…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy
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Uztemur, Servet; Dinc, Erkan; Acun, Ismail – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the usefulness of the teaching activities prepared for effective utilization of museums and historical places in the context of grade seven social studies teaching to increase the efficiency of teaching-learning processes. Designed as an action research, the current study includes 34 learning activities to be…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Historic Sites, Teaching Methods, Content Analysis
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Badri, Masood – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
The study provided a structural equation modeling (SEM) of school leaderships? views of school emphasis on academic success relative to students? performances in Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2015 in Science and Math in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The school emphasis was reflected by teachers, parents, and students? priority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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