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Emilov, Iliya; Tafrova-Grigorova, Adriana – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study is part of a cross-national research entitled "In the past and now: Constructivist practices in teaching chemistry--Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe." The purpose of the research is to explore science secondary classroom environments in terms of the constructivist approach. The study has been carried out at international…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Secondary School Science
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Chung, Yoonsook; Yoo, Jungsook; Kim, Sung-Won; Lee, Hyunju; Zeidler, Dana L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Communication skills are one of the most important competencies for 21st century global citizens. Our guiding presupposition was that socioscientific issues (SSIs) could be used as an effective pedagogical tool for promoting students' communication skills by increasing peer interactions, stimulating students' reasoning, and in constructing shared…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Science Education, Genetics, Grade 9
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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Student attitudes toward mathematics play an important role in the teaching and learning processes of mathematics as positive attitudes correlate with higher student achievement. This paper aims to develop and explore the validity of a Chinese version of the short attitudes toward mathematics inventory (short ATMI) for Taiwanese undergraduates,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics
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Zhang, Qiaoping; Barkatsas, Tasos; Law, Huk-Yuen; Leu, Yuh-Chyn; Seah, Wee Tiong; Wong, Ngai-Ying – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
It has become increasingly recognized that what teachers and students value affect teaching and learning in general and in the area of mathematics in particular. Yet, the extent to which this is so varies across cultural regions. In recent years, how the ethnic Chinese teach and learn mathematics has attracted much attention worldwide. It is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Value Judgment, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Franco-Mariscal, Antonio-Joaquín; Oliva-Martínez, José María; Almoraima Gil, M. L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The work reported here involved a comparative study regarding the understanding that high school students (16-18 years) have of the concept of chemical elements and their periodic classification. More specifically, the level of knowledge on this topic was compared before and after the completion of baccalaureate studies in a sample of Spanish…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Questionnaires, History
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Theyßen, Heike; Struzyna, Sarah; Mylott, Elliot; Widenhorn, Ralf – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
In this paper, we present the design and the results of a comparative study that evaluated the success of a transfer of an online-teaching resource between two universities, one in Germany and one in the USA. The teaching resource is an online physics lab that has been used in the physics education of medical students in Germany since 2003. The…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Comparative Analysis, Online Courses
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Dreher, Anika; Kuntze, Sebastian; Lerman, Stephen – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Dealing with multiple representations and their connections plays a key role for learners to build up conceptual knowledge in the mathematics classroom. Hence, professional knowledge and views of mathematics teachers regarding the use of multiple representations certainly merit attention. In particular, investigating such views of preservice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Jin, Hui; Hokayem, Hayat; Wang, Sasha; Wei, Xin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
As China and the United States become the top two carbon emitters in the world, it is crucial for citizens in both countries to construct a sophisticated understanding of energy consumption issues. This interview study examines how U.S. and Chinese students compare in explaining and arguing about two critical energy consumption issues: burning…
Descriptors: Biology, Interviews, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Morentin, Maite; Guisasola, Jenaro – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
School visits and field trips to museums and science centres are considered a powerful learning resource given their recreational and educational potential, but visits need to be integrated into classroom programming to optimize learning. In this study, we have attempted to design and build bridges between what a school needs and what a museum can…
Descriptors: Role, Science Education, Field Trips, Museums
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Wang, Tzu-Ling; Tseng, Yi-Kuan – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purposes of this study were to explore the effects of thinking styles on science achievement and attitudes toward science class among Taiwanese elementary school students and to explore the differences between male and female students in their modes of thinking. Participants included 756 sixth-grade students from 28 classes in four elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Davis, Ernest Kofi; Bishop, Alan J.; Seah, Wee Tiong – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This paper reports on a study which sought to investigate how social and political influences affect students' preference for language of instruction in mathematics in Ghana, where the language of instruction from grade 4 onwards in school is not the students' main language. 4 focus group interviews were carried out with 16 primary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Language of Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Broman, Karolina; Simon, Shirley – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In Sweden, there is concern about fewer students taking chemistry courses in higher education, especially at university level. Using a survey, this study investigates the reasons upper secondary school chemistry students choose to follow the Swedish Natural Science Programme. In addition, students' views about their chemistry education are sought…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Fadlelmula, Fatma Kayan; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examines the interrelationships among students' motivational beliefs (i.e. achievement goal orientations, perception of classroom goal structure, and self-efficacy), use of self-regulated learning strategies (i.e. elaboration, organization, and metacognitive self-regulation strategies), and achievement in mathematics, by proposing and…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Learning Motivation
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Zeidan, Afif – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the constructivist learning environment among Palestinian science students. The study also aimed to investigate the effects of gender and learning level of these students on their perceptions of the constructivist learning environment. Data were collected from 125 male and 101 female students from the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment, Investigations, Gender Differences
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Mun, Kongju; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won; Choi, Kyunghee; Choi, Sung-Youn; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this study, we explored the extent to which Australian, Chinese, and Korean middle school students perceived themselves to have scientific literacy as global citizens and attempted to identify differences and/or commonalities in their perceptions. A total of 655 middle school students (8th and 9th grades; 358 girls and 297 boys) from the three…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Scientific Literacy, Global Approach
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