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Genel, Abdulkadir; Topçu, Mustafa Sami – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Despite a growing body of research and curriculum reforms including socioscientific issues (SSI) across the world, how preservice science teachers (PST) or in-service science teachers can teach SSI in science classrooms needs further inquiry. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the abilities of PSTs to teach SSI in middle…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Borrachero, Ana Belén; Brígido, María; Mellado, Lucía; Costillo, Emilio; Mellado, Vicente – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Until recently, the affective components of education had long been undervalued. Today, one finds ever more studies on cognitive and affective interrelationships that are lending support to the idea that affect and cognition are best understood when viewed as independent and complementary mental functions. Purpose: The present work…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Emotional Response, Science Instruction, Gender Differences
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Hudson, Ross D.; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background: This study developed from observations of apparent achievement differences between male and female chemistry performances in a state university entrance examination. Male students performed more strongly than female students, especially in higher scores. Apart from the gender of the students, two other important factors that might…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Entrance Examinations, State Universities, Gender Differences