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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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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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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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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
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Kose, Mucahit; Kurtulus, Muhammed Akif; Bilen, Kadir – Pedagogical Research, 2022
The purpose of the study was to determine the perceptions, knowledge levels, and mental models of gifted 2nd and 3rd-grade elementary students regarding the shape of the Earth and gravity concepts. The data for the study, which was qualitative research, was collected through interviews with the students. The study participants were 80 students…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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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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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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Kirmizigul, Asli Saylan; Kizilay, Esra – Pedagogical Research, 2020
This study aims to investigate the pre-service science teachers' perceptions of protists. Within this scope, case study design was conducted. The data was collected from purposively chosen 60 third-grade pre-service science teachers from a university in Kayseri, Turkey during the spring semester of 2018-2019. The drawing-writing technique was used…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Domjanic Drozdek, Sandra; Feher Turkovic, Lana; Mojsovic Cuic, Ana; Digula, Ozren – Pedagogical Research, 2020
At the University of Applied Health Sciences, the iPad tablets are used at the undergraduate professional study programs Environmental Health Engineering and Laboratory Medical Diagnostics as part of the practical classes in Biology and Chemistry. Four applications are used within the framework of the unit titled "Preparing Solutions",…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Undergraduate Study, Science Instruction
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Calmer, Joseph Malcolm – Pedagogical Research, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are an explicit document that articulates our pedagogical practices in K-12 science instruction for the United States. The document is an excellent work that describes pedagogy and road maps for building coherence of science principles and student understanding of the Nature of Science. The prescient…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Academic Standards, Scientific Principles
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Acharya, Kamal Prasad – Pedagogical Research, 2019
The purpose of the study was to transforming chemistry learning from the textbooks in the silent classrooms to the school garden through activity-based learning with students' meaningful engagement in collaboration with the science teachers in the community schools in Nepal. This research also aims to clarifying the epistemological gridlocks…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Gardening, Active Learning, Learner Engagement