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Mesci, Gunkut; Uzoglu, Mustafa – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine the pre-service science teachers' views about learning science. Learning science means to use specialized conceptual language in reading and writing, reasoning and problem solving, daily life, and leading practical actions in the laboratory. This study was designed using Q-method. Ten pre-service science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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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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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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Karaca, Busra; Aydin, Solmaz – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2020
The aim of the present study was to develop the Science Amotivation Scale (SAS) in order to determine amotivation levels among demotivated students in science classes as well as examine the reasons causing amotivation. The participants were 533 students (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) studying across secondary schools located in Kars city centre in…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Test Construction, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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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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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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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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Yerdelen, Sundus; Cansiz, Mustafa; Cansiz, Nurcan; Akcay, Hakan – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
In this study, we aimed to improve preservice teachers' attitudes toward socioscientific issues through socioscientific issue course. Moreover, we investigated whether this course influences preservice teachers studying in a science education and non-science education in a similar way. For this purpose, a semester-long socioscientific issues…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Science and Society, Science Instruction
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Arslan Buyruk, Arzu; Ogan Bekiroglu, Feral – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The focus of this study was to evaluate the impact of model-based inquiry on pre-service physics teachers' conceptual understanding of dynamics. Theoretical framework of this research was based on models-of-data theory. True-experimental design using quantitative and qualitative research methods was carried out for this research. Participants of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Physics, Science Teachers
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Es, Huseyin; Turgut, Halil – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2018
The current study, aiming at investigating the perceptions of candidate classroom teachers for being scientific and examining the effect of the intervention comprising particular characteristics of demarcation on those perceptions, was interpretative in nature. Two data sources were utilized in order to determine their pre and post perceptions.…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Intervention, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Karademir, Ersin; Ulucinar, Ufuk – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study is to verify the causal relationship between middle school students' critical reading skills, science literacy skills and attitudes towards science literacy with research data according to the default model. Through the structural equation modeling, path analysis has been applied in the study which was designed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Critical Reading, Reading Skills, Scientific Literacy
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Memis, Esra Kabatas; Cevik, Ebru Ezberci – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine processes experienced by students of different achievement levels in small group discussions in argumentation applications conducted in scientific and socio-scientific issues. Case study which is a qualitative research design was used for the study. In this line, a success test including mechanical subjects…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Scientific Principles