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Farah, Nathalie; Ayoubi, Zalpha – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
In contrast to traditional science instruction, which encourages students to memorize facts from textbooks, today's science instruction emphasizes the adoption of scientific process skills by students, as well as the teaching of critical thinking skills. Lebanese Chemistry teachers detected lack in middle school and high school students' critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Grade 8
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Pinto, Vinicius Ferreira; Totti, Maria EugĂȘnia Ferreira – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The philosophies and epistemologies that guide the environmental thought of a certain educational community influences its actions in favor of the environment, including the absences of these actions, thus the political-pedagogical propositions that guide the environmental education actions are also strongly affected. In this context, the actions…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes, High School Teachers
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Aydin Ceran, Sema; Ates, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
Considering that each student has a different cognitive structure, in addition to providing students with the perspective of a scientist, evaluating this acquisition; it is an important dimension of science education in the context of measurement and evaluation. In this context, the scientific process skills (SPS) of the students with different…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Test Format, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
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Demirbag, Mehmet; Yilmaz, Sirin – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
In today's world, energy consumption constitutes a topic on countries' main agendas. In parallel with the military, technological and scientific developments associated with the increasing population, countries are generating policies that highlight energy sources that play a part in global competition. As with many innovations, factors such as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Risk, Student Attitudes
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Ural, Evrim; Dadli, Guzide – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The study aimed to investigate the effect of authentic problem-based learning (PBL) activities in the unit of "Human and Environment" on 7th graders' environmental information, their reflective thinking skills and their environmental attitudes. The sample of the study consisted of 53 7th grade students from two different classes…
Descriptors: Reflection, Grade 7, Thinking Skills, Measures (Individuals)
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Yildirim, Bekir; Sahin-Topalcengiz, Emine; Arikan, Gokhan; Timur, Serkan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The purpose of the study was to determine teachers' opinions about virtual reality (VR). Virtual Reality Interview Form (VRIF) administered to seven teachers after the implementation of VR practices. Teachers received three weeks of intensive training. Afterward, teachers applied VR for two months in their classrooms. Later, interviews held with…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Izgi-Onbasili, Umit – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of energy resources activities on attitudes and views of prospective classroom teachers about renewable energy resources within the context of out-of school learning environments. In the study, quasi-experimental design without pre-test post-test control group was used. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Energy Conservation, Field Trips
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Gunes, Perihan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
This study determines whether 9th-grade students have belief biases about the cause of climate change. Furthermore, it determines the factors considered while evaluating the informal arguments about climate change. This study employs a case study, a qualitative research method. Participants included 137 9th-grade students (76 females, 61 males)…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Grade 9, High School Students
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Mataka, Lloyd M.; Taibu, Rex – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
A quasi-experimental treatment control group design was used to investigate the effect of a conceptual change curriculum, Multi-Step Inquiry approach, on students' perception of their learning in a science classroom. This started with the development of a workbook that explicitly focused on conceptual understanding, followed by the development and…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Concept Formation, Science Instruction
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Lai, Ching-San; Chan, Kuei-Lin – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
This study explores the learning outcome of science learning with integrating science trade book reading of 5th graders. A quasi-experimental design was used in this study at an elementary school in New Taipei City. Students in the experimental group (N=59) were given instructional strategies on integrating science trade book reading into science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Gurkan, Gulsah; Kahraman, Sibel – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
In this study, preservice teachers' epistemological beliefs and attitude/knowledge level regarding organ transplantation and donation (OTD) are investigated according to such demographical variables as gender, department and grade level. Teachers play a fundamental role in providing information to children/adolescents and could influence their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Epistemology
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Tosun, Cemal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The aim of this research was to investigate whether there was a predictive effect of the frequency of laboratory use of students, their academic success and attending various opportunities to learn science outside the classroom on the fifth and sixth grade students' scientific process skills performance (SPSP). Also, it was investigated whether…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Grade 5, Grade 6, Elementary School Science
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Koyunlu Unlu, Zeynep; Dokme, Ilbilge – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The general aim of this action research was to offer ways of making science and technology education more effective and solving problems in the related field. The specific purpose was to determine how inquiry-based learning supported by instructional technologies improves students' achievement and develops their scientific inquiry skills. Taking…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Integration
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Seckin Kapucu, Munise; Yurtseven Avci, Zeynep – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The purpose of the study is examination of the quality of digital stories developed by pre-service science teachers and deeply investigating pre-service teachers' experiences related to scientific concepts, the characteristics of scientific knowledge and the ways of reaching scientific knowledge in the stages of exploration, storytelling and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Information Technology, Story Telling
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Dilek, Hasan; Tasdemir, Adem; Konca, Ahmet Sami; Baltaci, Serdal – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
STEM is an educational practice to integrate science, mathematics, engineering, and technology within the formal and informal context and it provides practical opportunities for the child to make sense of the world holistically. Moreover, the most important benefit of STEM activities for children, including engineering design, is to improve or…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Active Learning, Inquiry, STEM Education
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