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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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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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Topal, Merve; Guven Yildirim, Ezgi; Onder, Ayse Nesibe – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of educational movies that are used in teaching the chapter of Mystery of Earth Crust / Earth and Universe on the environment-related knowledge levels and attitudes of students. Another purpose of the study is to find out about the views of students in the experiment. As a result of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Films, Video Technology, Environmental Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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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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Aydin Ceran, Sema; Ates, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to determine the effects of the learning process based on the 5E Model Supported by Real Life Based Context in the Unit of Force and Energy in the course of Science on the conceptual understanding levels of the students at the seventh grade which are measured various techniques. The research was designed with…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Physics
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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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Korkmaz, Saadet Deniz; Ayas, Bahadir; Aybek, Eren Can; Pat, Suat – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the experimental system design related to plasma state on the gifted students' understanding on the subject of the plasma state. To test the research hypothesis, one group pretest-posttest research model was carried out with 18 eighth-grade (4 girls and 14 boys) gifted students in…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Caglak, Serdar – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
This study aimed to investigate to what extent the use of hands-on science activities influences on students? academic achievement in science. Review of literature revealed several research studies focusing upon such aim and thus, a meta-analysis of these researches was carried out to obtain an overall effect size estimate of hands-on science…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Achievement, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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Gårdebjer, Sofie; Larsson, Anette; Adawi, Tom – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
This paper deals with a novel method for improving the traditional "verification" laboratory in science education. Drawing on the idea of integrated instructional units, we describe an instructional sequence which we call the Babushka concept. This concept consists of three integrated instructional units: a start-up lecture, a laboratory…
Descriptors: Science Education, Sequential Approach, Instructional Innovation, Lecture Method
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Ng, Wan; Angstmann, Elizabeth – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
In Australia, as in a number of other countries, studies have consistently shown a low enrolment trend towards Physics by students in post-secondary years, due partly to the subject being perceived as conceptually difficult and abstract to grasp. In order to promote Physics literacy, continued opportunities such as online courses for students to…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Literacy, Active Learning, Inquiry
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McKeown, Tammy R.; Abrams, Lisa M.; Slattum, Patricia W.; Kirk, Suzanne V. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
Inquiry-based instructional approaches are an effective means to actively engage students with science content and skills. This article examines the effects of an ongoing professional development program on middle and high school teachers' efficacy beliefs, confidence to teach research concepts and skills, and science content knowledge.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Lai, Ching-San; Wang, Yun-Fei – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the learning performance of sixth grade elementary school students using newspapers in science teaching. A quasi-experimental design with a single group was used in this study. Thirty-three sixth grade elementary school students participated in this study. The research instruments consisted of three…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Quasiexperimental Design
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Sakiyo, John; Waziri, Kawu – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
The study investigated the use of concept mapping teaching method on secondary school students' academic achievement in biology. Two hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance guided the study. The design of the study was quasi-experimental design with 122 Senior Secondary students selected purposively from two senior secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Biology, Secondary School Students, Hypothesis Testing
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Sexton, Steven – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
This self-study investigated how one teacher educator influenced his final-year pre-service teachers perceived primary science classroom learning environment. The study utilized the Nature of Science as Argumentative Questionnaire (NSAAQ) and regularly scheduled focus group interviews. These tools investigated how the learning environment the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators
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