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Wommer, Fernanda Gabriela Bitencourt; Loreto, Everton Miguel Silva; Sepel, Lenira Maria Nunes; Loreto, Elgion Lucio Silva – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
The history of science is an important component to acquire for achieving scientific literacy. In this study, a collaborative activity was applied in which the students were presented with the historical context in which Robert Hooke lived and developed the first register of the microscopic world. Furthermore, the students explored the environment…
Descriptors: Science Education History, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Scientific Literacy
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Špernjak, Andreja; Šorgo, Andrej – Journal of Biological Education, 2018
This paper reports on the contribution to biological knowledge of three different laboratory technologies and also endeavours to discover which technology students prefer the most. To examine differences in knowledge gained and learners' preferences for different technologies in biology laboratory work, we prepared three variants (triplets) of…
Descriptors: Differences, Biology, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Kreuzer, Pia; Dreesmann, Daniel – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to design and evaluate an inquiry- and activity-based learning unit for the classroom that uses biological collections to teach key evolutionary concepts and to support the understanding and appreciation of the work of a museum. The unit consisted of three parts that focused on the most important tasks of museums:…
Descriptors: Museums, Biology, Science Instruction, Units of Study
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Sammet, Rebecca; Dreesmann, Daniel – Journal of Biological Education, 2017
Exemplary for social insects, "Temnothorax" ants allow for various hands-on investigations in biology classes. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of secondary school students' learning achievement after teaching units with ants lasting between one and six weeks. The questionnaires included…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Questionnaires
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Mnguni, Lindelani; Abrie, Mia; Ebersohn, Liesel – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
Debates on the role of scientific knowledge to affect behaviour are continuing. The theory of planned behaviour suggests that behaviour is influenced by attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control and not by knowledge. However, a large body of knowledge argues that increased HIV/AIDS-related knowledge leads to the adoption of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Knowledge Level, Student Behavior
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Granbom, Martin – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
This study shows that formative methods and increased student participation has a positive influence on learning measured as grades. The study was conducted during the course Biology A in a Swedish Upper Secondary School. The students constructed grade criteria and defined working methods and type of examination within a given topic, Gene…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Grades (Scholastic)
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Kioupi, Vasiliki; Arianoutsou, Margarita – Journal of Biological Education, 2016
This study is focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of an environmental education programme for secondary education students. The programme was entitled "?he effects of fire on the soil system" and it was implemented during the school period of 2008. Twenty-four (24) students (aged from 15 to 20) coming from Lidoriki…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Questionnaires
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Mpeta, M.; de Villiers, J. J. R.; Fraser, W. J. – Journal of Biological Education, 2015
One of the major causes of the problems affecting evolution education is a lack of acceptance of this concept, particularly by some people who have strongly entrenched religious beliefs. This paper reports on a section of a study which explored the influence of the beliefs of learners in some secondary schools from the Vhembe District in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction