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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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Balim, Ali Günay; Inel-Ekici, Didem; Özcan, Erkan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Problem based learning, in which events from daily life are presented as interesting scenarios, is one of the active learning approaches that encourages students to self-direct learning. Problem based learning, generally used in higher education, requires students to use high end thinking skills in learning environments. In order to use…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Problem Based Learning, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Aslan, Safiye – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effect of learning by teaching on inquiry skills. With its explanatory sequential design, this particular study focuses on interrogating whether learning by teaching has an effect on prospective science teachers' inquiry skills and to unveil how it does so, only if it had an effect. The current research is…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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C¸etin, Pinar Seda; Eymur, Gülüzar – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
In this study, we employed a new instructional model that helps students develop scientific writing and presentation skills. Argument-driven inquiry (ADI) is one of the most novel instructional models that emphasizes the role of argumentation and inquiry in science education equally. This is an exploratory study where five ADI lab activities take…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry
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Ural, Evrim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The study aims to search the effect of guided inquiry laboratory experiments on students' attitudes towards chemistry laboratory, chemistry laboratory anxiety and their academic achievement in the laboratory. The study has been carried out with 37 third-year, undergraduate science education students, as a part of their Science Education Laboratory…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Chemistry, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes
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Memis, Esra Kabatas; Seven, Sabriye – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of guided, inquiry-based laboratory activities using the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) approach and self-evaluation on students' science achievement. The study involved three sixth grade classes studying an electricity unit taught by the same primary school teacher. Before the study began, one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Heuristics, Grade 6
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Ucan, Serkan; Webb, Mary – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Students' ability to regulate their learning is considered important for the quality of collaborative inquiry learning. However, there is still limited understanding about how students engage in social forms of regulation processes and what roles these regulatory processes may play during collaborative learning. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Alkis Küçükaydin, Mensure; Uluçinar Sagir, Safak – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
In this study, the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of four experienced primary school teachers was investigated within the "Let's Solve the Riddle of Our Body Unit". The PCK investigation adopted a learning approach based on inquiry, content representation and pedagogical and professional-experience repertoires (PaP-eRs), and…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers, Human Body, Science Instruction
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Sahin, Elvan; Isiksal, Mine; Ertepinar, Hamide – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2010
The present study aimed to (1) determine elementary school teachers' beliefs in using reform-based instructional strategies and traditional teaching approaches in science classrooms as well as their self-efficacy beliefs in science teaching, (2) examine the effect of sex and school type on those beliefs, and (3) investigate the significant…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Self Efficacy, Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers