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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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Arias, Anna Maria; Palincsar, Annemarie S.; Davis, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Education, 2015
This article identifies the principles that informed the design of educative curriculum supports for teaching science texts and reports how elementary teachers chose to use the supports, which included identified learning goals, discussion moves to support sensemaking with the text, and narratives of teachers' uses of text in science teaching. The…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Yilmaz, Ozkan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
A variety of e-learning theories, models, and strategy have been developed to support educational settings. There are many factors for designing good instructional settings. This study set out to determine functionality of mobile devices, students who already have, and the student needs and views in relation to e-learning settings. The study…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Hameed, Saddam Mohammed; Mohammed, Essam Mahmoud – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The current research aims know the effectiveness of enriching the physics curriculum for students in middle school electronic learning in the development of their thinking and scientific their direction towards physics, sample formed from second grade students in Sinae intermediate school 64 students (32) student as experimental group & (32)…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Physics, Middle School Students
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Yumusak, Güngör Keskinkiliç – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
One of the most important objectives of the science curricula is to bring in science process skills. The science process skills are skills that lie under scientific thinking and decision-making. Thus it is important for a science curricula to be rationalized in such a way that it brings in science process skills. New science curricula were…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Science Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
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Yumusak, Güngör Keskinkiliç – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This paper aims to analyze the science curricula which is being implemented in Turkey with respect to spiral curriculum approach. To carry out this analyze 3th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade education programs are analyzed correlatively based on qualitative research method. The research findings were analyzed in terms of iterative revisiting of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Grade 3
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Akyildiz, Salih; Altun, Taner; Kasim, Sengül – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study aims to investigate the comprehension levels of classroom teacher candidates about the key concepts of Life Science Curriculum. The study was carried out within the qualitative research approach and descriptive survey model was adopted. The sample of study consists of final year 114 classroom teacher candidates who are studying Primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Biological Sciences
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Ilieva, Mariyana – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2014
Mikhail Geraskov is a distinguished Bulgarian educator from the first half of the twentieth century, who developed the scientific foundations of didactics and methodology of training. His work contributed a lot to the development of the Bulgarian pedagogy. The subject of scientific research is didactical conceptions and methodological conceptions…
Descriptors: Profiles, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Buabeng, Isaac; Ossei-Anto, Theophilus Aquinas; Ampiah, Joseph Ghartey – World Journal of Education, 2014
This study sought to examine the activities that go on in physics classrooms in Senior High Schools in Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to investigate the pattern of interaction and instructional methods used for teaching physics and level of coverage of physics syllabus. The survey design was employed for the study in which questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Galloway, Kelli R.; Leung, Min Wah; Flynn, Alison B. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
To explore the differences between how organic chemistry students and organic chemistry professors think about organic chemistry reactions, we administered a card sort task to participants with a range of knowledge and experience levels. Beginning students created a variety of categories ranging from structural similarities to process oriented…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Graduate Students
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Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; McIntee, Edward J.; Peterson, Alicia A.; Strollo, Christen M.; Jakubowski, Henry V.; Fazal, M. A.; Johnson, Brian J.; Jones, T. Nicholas; Raigoza, Annette M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
A novel laboratory curriculum is presented, developed around some common tasks of a laboratory researcher in chemistry: purification, synthesis, and measurement. The capstone of the sequence is an integrated laboratory, leading to a more independent research experience. Students who have completed this laboratory curriculum appear to perform…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Science Curriculum
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Harris, Karleah; Sithole, Alec; Kibirige, Joachim – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Since its inception, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) blue print has attracted interest from more than 40 states in the United States. The overall objective of these proposed changes is to align K-12 science education with current trends in technology and career needs. However, the assessment of teacher preparedness and classroom…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Instruction, Academic Standards
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Yaman, Süleyman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Due to problems related their content and use; textbooks do not achieve the expected effect in learning although they are one of the most important elements of the science curriculum. Questions in textbooks are also important criteria in determining the effect of textbooks. In this study, it was aimed to compare questions in four different science…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Content
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Kern, Anne Liu; Honwad, Sameer; McLain, Ed – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The science of climate change is a complex subject to teach. Teachers find climate change a challenging topic to teach due to a myriad of reasons. Gayford, 2010 describes some of the challenges teachers face while teaching climate change science as "first, the controversial nature of the topic; second, it does not relate well to the normal…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Climate
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Schaller, Chris P.; Graham, Kate J.; Jakubowski, Henry V. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Reactivity III is a new course that presents chemical reactions from the domains of organic, inorganic, and biochemistry that are not readily categorized by electrophile-nucleophile interactions. Many of these reactions involve the transfer of a single electron, in either an intermolecular fashion in the case of oxidation/reduction reactions or an…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Chemistry
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