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Kornelaki, Athina Christina; Plakitsi, Katerina – World Journal of Education, 2018
The study is based on an implementation of the basic steps of the Change Laboratory methodology (Engeström, Virkkunen, Helle, Pihlaja & Poikela, 1996) at the University of Ioannina. It was derived by a discussion with master's students during a course about science education curricula in pre-school and primary education and their effectiveness…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Al Sultan, Adam; Henson, Harvey, Jr.; Fadde, Peter J. – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
Many educators and educational institutions worldwide have agreed that the main goal of science education is to produce a scientifically literate community. Science teachers are key to the achievement of scientific literacy at all levels of education because of the essential role they play in preparing scientifically literate individuals. Studies…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; Könings, Karen D.; van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G. – European Journal of Education, 2017
Many educational change proposals, designed to improve student learning, fail to be implemented in classrooms, which is a threat to the impact of educational policy on educational practice. This has led to a call for participatory educational design in which different stakeholders are involved in the generation and consideration of alternative…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Policy, Usability, Instructional Design
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Set, Beata; Hadman, Joanne; Ashipala, Daniel Opotamutale – World Journal of Education, 2017
Purpose: The rationale behind this study was to investigate how three Grade 5 Natural Sciences teachers in three Western Cape primary schools teach science concepts so as to enable the researcher to gain a deeper understanding and more insightful perception of the ways in which the pedagogical practices of South African primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Teachers
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Mumuni, Abosede Anthonia Olufemi; Dike, John Worlu; Uzoma-Nwogu, Azibaolanari – World Journal of Education, 2017
This study investigated the effects of teaching trajectories on students' understanding of difficult concepts in Biology. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study which was carried out in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Two public coeducational schools out of thirteen drawn through purposive sampling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Scientific Concepts, Botany
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Stephens, Philip J. – World Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine whether viewing narrated video clips improves student learning. The study was conducted with undergraduate, mostly Biology majors, in an Animal Physiology course held in successive semesters. When both classes were given the same face-to-face lectures and identical online resources their performance on an…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Animation, Computer Simulation
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Salami, Marie Onovroghene – World Journal of Education, 2017
Previous studies show that when Nigerian adolescent girls, especially those in the Niger Delta, become pregnant they drop out of school and may never go back again but become low level labourers or miscreants to the society. This study investigated the extent of teenagers involvement in sex, pre-disposition of females to pregnancy in the Niger…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Adolescents, Pregnant Students, Pregnancy
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Demirci, Filiz; Ozyurek, Cengiz – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable and safe scale for determining the self-efficacy levels of science teachers in the teaching of astronomy subjects. The study used a survey approach, which is a qualitative research method. The study was conducted with a total of 106 science teachers working in the secondary schools of Ordu city…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Hlatshwayo, Manzini – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Despite growing consensus regarding the value of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the implementation of such a pedagogical practice continues to be a challenge for many South African teachers, especially at rural schools. The research reported in this article concerns the interaction between Grade 10 Physical Sciences teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Çimer, Atilla; Coskun, Sibel – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The study aimed to determine students' opinions about their ninth grade biology textbook that had been created in accordance with the constructivist learning approach. On the basis of a detailed literature review of studies on textbooks; questionnaires used for assessment of textbooks; and constructivist learning approach, a questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Opinions, Grade 9, Biology
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Nichols, Kim; Stevenson, Michael; Hedberg, John; Gillies, Robyn Margaret – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2016
Eighteen primary teachers across three conditions (Representational Fluency, Representational Agency, Comparison) received two days of training around an inquiry unit on plate tectonics replete with representations. The Representational Agency group also received training around the semiotic and material affordances of representations while the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Interviews
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Türk, Cumhur; Demir, Esra – World Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in prospective pre-school teachers' attitudes towards astronomy in terms of their grades. The study was conducted with 205 prospective teachers (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th graders) studying in the education faculty of a university in Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey. Astronomy Attitude Scale (AAS) was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Astronomy
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Stylianou, Liana; Plakitsi, Katerina; Papantoniou, Georgia – World Journal of Education, 2016
Research on Junior and Senior high school students' attitude toward SE (Science Education) courses focuses on students' attitudes, views, interests and perceptions stemming from their school experiences related to the courses. This study examines the way third-year students of the Early Childhood Education Department in Ioannina have viewed and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Sen, Senol; Oskay, Ozge Ozyalcin – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 5E inquiry learning activities on students' achievement, attitude toward chemistry. A non-equivalent control group design was used to the quasi-experimental research in this study. A total of 34 (8 males and 26 females) undergraduates in Turkey voluntarily participated in the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes
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You, Hye Sun – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study aims to describe the history of interdisciplinary education and the current trends and to elucidate the conceptual framework and values that support interdisciplinary science teaching. Many science educators have perceived the necessity for a crucial paradigm shift towards interdisciplinary learning as shown in science standards.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational History, Educational Trends
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