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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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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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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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Yuzuak, Ahmet Volkan; Erten, Sinan; Kara, Yilmaz – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Aim of the present study is to analyze science teacher candidates' laboratory videos by using Many-facet Rasch model. Survey method was used in the study. The study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year spring semester. Rasch model's surfaces are respectively: 9 juries, 13 science activities and 19 criteria. FACETS program was used for data…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education, Models
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Alkis Kucukaydin, Mensure – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
Studies on science education stress that, in terms of discourse, teachers need to carefully build their understanding of science, language, and authority to better enable students to be successful in their science learning. However, the question of how much attention should be paid to this discourse, particularly for primary and middle-school…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Middle School Teachers
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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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Akcay, Behiye; Gelen, Burcu; Tiryaki, Aydin; Benek, Ibrahim – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine scale adaptation studies in the field of science education in terms of content, method as well as to determine the general guidelines used in the scale adaptation process. The population of this study included a total of 145 journals published in the field of science education in Turkey. A total of 46…
Descriptors: Science Education, Measures (Individuals), Media Adaptation, Educational Research
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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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Abegglen, Sandra; Bustillos, Jessie – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The present paper is a case study based on a first year BA Hons Education Studies module that explores a number of important questions about the relationship between technology, knowledge and society and begins to think about how our ideas about each of these contribute to an understanding of what education means. Following a Foucauldian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Colakoglu, Mustafa Hilmi – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
The idea of establishing Science High Schools in Turkey was discussed in a multilateral project at the beginning of 1963. The Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Ford Foundation, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara University, and International Development Agency (AID) participated in this project to establish these schools. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Science Education, High Schools
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Aydogdu, Cemil; Idin, Sahin – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2015
The aim of this study is to analyze the learning activities covered in 5th grade elementary science textbooks which depend on 2005 and 2013 elementary science curricula. Two elementary science textbooks [which] depend on 2005 science curriculum and two elementary science textbooks [which] depend on 2013 science curriculum were researched. The…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities, Textbook Content