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Erdogan, Sezen Camci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The present study aims to examine the perceptions towards scientists and science/pseudoscience distinctions of gifted education and elementary education teacher candidates who will educate gifted students especially at the elementary education level. A total of 92 volunteer prospective teachers, composed of candidates from gifted education and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Academically Gifted
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Ormanci, Ummuhan; Cepni, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The use of tablet in schools has been getting importance in a parallel with any change in educational policies. It can be said that the use of tablets was investigated on the variables such as success and attitude in the literature and the number of studies increased related to the applications that can be used in tablets. In this context, it was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Cetinkaya, Turan; Mutluer, Ceren – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The research objective in this study is to make adaptation of Caring Climate Scale (CCS) that is developed by Newton et al. (in 2007) to Turkish and examine its psychometric properties. The scale comprises of one-dimension and 13 items. 468 students who have been studying and doing physical exercise as certified athletes in the following Schools…
Descriptors: Exercise, Athletes, Test Reliability, Physical Education
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Dervic, Dževdeta; Dap, Nermin; Mešic, Vanes; Ðokic, Ratko – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Animations are widely used in today's science classrooms. Therefore it is very important to explore under which conditions animations are most effective. In earlier studies it has been generally shown that the effectiveness of instruction largely depends on management of cognitive load. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Multimedia Instruction, Optics, High School Students
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Develi, Fatih; Namdar, Bahadir – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Scientific concepts are the building blocks of scientific thought and science communication. Therefore, to achieve scientific literacy it is necessary to construct and define the concepts accurately. In this study, the concept of friction force, which is frequently encountered in science textbooks, is discussed. The explanations of the concept in…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Ladachart, Luecha – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Research in teacher education has given increasing attention to pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as a theoretical construct that describes necessary knowledge for teachers to teach specific content. This research study aims to examine whether an understanding about the nature of science (NOS) correlates with orientation to teaching science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Multiple Choice Tests
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Uzun, Naim; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Keles, Ozgul; Ratinen, Ilkka – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable "Environmental Attitude Scale" (EAS) for secondary school (5th, 8th grade), high school (11th) and undergraduate college students. The reliability and validity studies of the scale were carried out in three different countries (Finland, USA and Turkey). The sampling size was…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Holmes, Shawn Y.; Annetta, Leonard; Crumb, Loni – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
A computer-based simulation, Hazelton High at REST (HHR), with embedded performance-based assessments and Likert-type survey questions was created to assess preservice teacher recognition of racial and gender intolerant behaviors. The simulation was modeled after the Racial Ethical Sensitivity Test (REST), a reliable video-based assessment,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Ethics, Gender Differences
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Reid-Griffin, Angelia – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Mentoring is a life-long approach to building positive, supportive relationships, self-confidence and increasing academic performance. In this article, I present how a college-based summer camp, designed to engage youth in increasing interests in STEM, Healthcare, and Teacher education, by helping youth build self-confidence and career interests…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, College Students, College Faculty
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Erten, Sinan; Yalcin, Irem Akcam – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The aim of this study is to investigate the knowledge level of teachers regarding sexual health. The sample of the study consists of 462 teachers working at primary, middle and high schools in Turkey. As the study aims to determine the current status of teachers regarding sexual health knowledge, the relational screening model was used. The…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Sex Education, Health Education
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Sahin-Topalcengiz, Emine; Yildirim, Bekir – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The purpose of this study was to adapt the Elementary Teachers Efficacy and Attitudes towards STEM Survey (ET-STEM scale; Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, 2012) into Turkish and test the validity and reliability of the instrument. ET-STEM was administered to 313 elementary teachers from different provinces of Turkey. Exploratory and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Likert Scales, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Faour, Malak Abou; Ayoubi, Zalpha – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
This study investigated the effect of using (VL) on grade 10 students' conceptual understanding of the direct current electric circuit and their attitudes towards physics. The research used a quantitative experimental approach. The sample of the study was formed of 50 students of the tenth grade, aged 14 to 16 years old, of an official secondary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physics, Grade 10, Control Groups
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Gok, Tolga – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of the research was to investigate the effects of think pair share (TPS) instructional strategy on students' conceptual learning and epistemological beliefs on physics and physics learning. The research was conducted with two groups. One of the groups was the experimental group (EG) and the other group was the control group (CG). 35…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Science Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Lai, Ching-San – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The major purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the inquiry-based method is effective in improving students' learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. A total of 73 college students studying Information Technology (IT) were chosen as…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, STEM Education, Computer Science Education
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Bilgin, Aysegul; Balbag, Mustafa Zafer – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the personal professional development efforts of science and technology teachers in their fields with regard to some variables. These variables were determined as gender, year of seniority and sufficiency level of the laboratory equipment. Moreover, the relation between the actual efforts exerted by science and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Science Education, Technology Education, Science Teachers
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