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Ayodeji Temitope Ojo – Pedagogical Research, 2024
Genetics concepts is taught at secondary school to equip students with relevant knowledge to engage with related socio-scientific issues in order to make a reasonable decision. However, earlier research shown that students exhibited poor comprehension of this concept. Despite several interventions, this problem persists. This study was designed to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Genetics
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Minale Demelash; Dereje Andargie; Woldie Belachew – Pedagogical Research, 2024
Now days, the level of students' engagement in secondary school chemistry is low. The aim of this study was then to enhance student chemistry engagement through simulation-integrated 7E context-based instructional strategy and compared its efficacy with 7E context-based instructional strategy, simulation-integrated conventional teaching approach,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learner Engagement, Chemistry, Teaching Methods
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Mihret, Zemenu; Alemu, Mekbib; Assefa, Shimeles – Pedagogical Research, 2023
The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of blended physics laboratory experimentation on pre-service physics teachers' (PSPTs') understanding of the nature of science (NOS) during an electricity and magnetism laboratory course. The study used a non-equivalent comparison group using a pre-test-post-test quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
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Marifa, Huaru Alhassan; Abukari, Moses Abdullai; Samari, Jonathan Ayelsoma; Dorsah, Philip; Abudu, Fatao – Pedagogical Research, 2023
Pedagogical content knowledge, PCK, a concept in teacher education requires additional focus and attention by pre-tertiary teachers to improve teaching and learning and learners' performance. The study adopted PCK model developed by Magnusson et al. (1999) to investigate senior high school (SHS) chemistry teachers PCK in teaching the concept of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Wuleta Ketema Abebe; Solomon Belay Faris; Habtamu Wodaj Tafari – Pedagogical Research, 2023
This study aimed to examine the impact of a context-based relating, experiencing, applying, cooperating, and transferring (REACT) strategy on the scientific reasoning (SR) abilities of tenth grade students. A mixed-method approach and convergent embedded experimental design were used. One hundred thirty-one students participated in the study in…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Science Process Skills, High School Students, Grade 10
Minale Demelash; Woldie Belachew; Dereje Andargie – Pedagogical Research, 2023
The purpose of this study was to examine whether a simulation-integrated context-based 7E instructional strategy (SICBIS) could increase students' achievement in the chemistry of oxides, acids, bases, and salts (COABS) when compared to context-based 7E instructional strategy (CBIS), simulation-integrated conventional teaching approach (SICTA), and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Grade 10, High School Students
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Varoglu, Lutfiye; Yilmaz, Ayhan; Sen, Senol – Pedagogical Research, 2023
This study aims to examine the effect of conceptual understandings related to anion-cation, acid-base, ionic-covalent, metal-nonmetal, and number of protons-number of electrons concept pairs taught in the periodic table to 8th grade students with the 5E learning model supported by concept maps. The study was conducted among 100 (50 in the…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Models
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Karakaya, Ferhat; Bozkurt, Seyda; Yilmaz, Mehmet – Pedagogical Research, 2022
In the research, it was aimed that children in the age group of 4-6 discover a different group of living things (fungi) living in addition to the plants and animals around them and to develop their awareness of living things. In addition, the study examined the effect of the activities prepared at the nature observation center on the cognitive and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Natural Resources, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities
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Aragaw, Aysheshim Mengistu; Alemu, Shimels Assefa; Seyoum, Desta Gebyehu – Pedagogical Research, 2022
This study was aimed to investigate the effect of simulated analogical reasoning blended with group discussion method on secondary school students' physics achievement. A total of 120 grade 10th students from three different high schools found in Debre Tabor Town, Ethiopia was selected and assigned as three experimental groups randomly to be…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Physics, Grade 10, High School Students
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Anim-Eduful, Benjamin; Adu-Gyamfi, Kenneth – Pedagogical Research, 2022
Organic qualitative analysis is one of the challenging chemical concepts in students learning of chemistry. The West African Examinations Council chemistry chief examiners for years, have lamented on students' poor performance in organic qualitative analysis at the senior high school level. This study, therefore, investigated chemistry students'…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation, Organic Chemistry
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Kizkapan, Oktay; Bektas, Oktay – Pedagogical Research, 2021
This study aims to investigate the effect of Toulmin argumentation model (TAM), epistemologically enriched Toulmin argumentation model (EETAM), and method suggested in Turkish Science Curricula on the epistemological beliefs of 7th grade students and their views on this effect. In this context, while the students in TAM group learned seventh grade…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Worku, Hassen; Alemu, Mekbib – Pedagogical Research, 2021
This case study presents the analysis of teacher-student interaction in physics classrooms. The participants of the study were three physics teachers and 131 students from three upper primary schools (Grades 7 and 8) of Ethiopia. Data for the study were collected through observation of eight video recorded physics lessons. The analysis of videos…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Dialogs (Language), Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Karakaya, Ferhat; Yilmaz, Mehmet; Aka, Elvan Ince – Pedagogical Research, 2021
Biology, known as the science of life in its most general definition, is one of the branches of science closest to individuals due to the subjects it contains. Therefore, knowing the concepts related to biology correctly is important for the sustainability of the learning process. In this study, it was aimed to determine the conceptual perceptions…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts
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Gültepe, Nejla – Pedagogical Research, 2021
One of the complex units of chemistry education is acid-base equilibria, and learners have difficulty constructing cognitive structures on the subject. The aim of this study is to examine the conceptions of pre-service chemistry teachers with regard to weak acid-base equilibria using a diagnostic test. A qualitative research method was employed as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Diagnostic Tests
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Vekli, Gulsah Sezen – Pedagogical Research, 2021
This study determines perceptions of middle school students' inquiry learning skills towards science change according to different variables. In line with purpose, it aims to realize what should be done to develop this perception by questioning the factors that affect students' perceptions of science-related inquiry skills and contribute to the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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