NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Treagust, David F.; Qureshi, Sheila S.; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Ojeil, Joseph; Mocerino, Mauro; Southam, Daniel C. – Research in Science Education, 2020
Educational reforms in Qatar have seen the implementation of inquiry-based learning and other student-centred pedagogies. However, there have been few efforts to investigate how these adopted western pedagogies are aligned with the high context culture of Qatar. The study presented in this article highlights the implementation of a student-centred…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Shahali, Edy H. M.; Halim, Lilia; Treagust, David F.; Won, Mihye; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science Education, 2017
This study investigated the understanding of science process skills (SPS) of 329 science teachers from 52 primary schools selected by random sampling. The understanding of SPS was measured in terms of conceptual and operational aspects of SPS using an instrument called the "Science Process Skills Questionnaire" (SPSQ) with a Cronbach's…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Science Process Skills, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Liu, Chia-Ju; Hou, I-Lin; Chiu, Houn-Lin; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2014
This study explored factors of students' mental states, including emotion, intention, internal mental representation, and external mental representation, which can affect their learning performance. In evaluating students' mental states during the science learning process and the relationship between mental states and learning…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Processes, Measures (Individuals), Correlation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chu, Hye-Eun; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science Education, 2008
This research involved naive physics learners who were interested in majoring in science or engineering. In a semester-long quasi-experimental study, open-ended pretests and weekly interviews were used to analyse the progressive development of students' conceptions relating to sound and wave motion. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted…
Descriptors: Physics, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Introductory Courses
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chandrasegaran, A. L.; Treagust, David F.; Mocerino, Mauro – Research in Science Education, 2008
Students are generally known to memorise and regurgitate chemical equations without sufficient understanding of the changes that occur at the particulate level. In addition, they often fail to recognise the significance of the symbols and formulas that are used to represent chemical reactions. This article describes an evaluation of the ability of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Grade 9, Student Evaluation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Salleh, Romaizah; Venville, Grady J.; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2007
With increasing numbers of students learning science through a second language in many school contexts, there is a need for research to focus on the impact language has on students' understanding of science concepts. Like other countries, Brunei has adopted a bilingual system of education that incorporates two languages in imparting its…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Language of Instruction, Influences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Webb, Paul; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2006
This study investigates whether the generation of exploratory talk in grade seven, second-language science classrooms in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, has a positive effect on learners in terms of their problem-solving and reasoning skills and whether socio-cultural "milieus" (urban, peri-urban and rural settings of schools)…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Grade 7, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Treagust, David F.; Chittleborough, Gail D.; Mamiala, Thapelo L. – Research in Science Education, 2004
The purpose of the study was to investigate secondary students' understanding of the descriptive and predictive nature of teaching models used in representing compounds in introductory organic chemistry. Of interest were the relationships between teaching models, scientific models, and students' mental models and expressed models. The results from…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Organic Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wahyudi; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2004
This study reports on teaching practices in science classrooms of Indonesian lower secondary schools in rural areas. Using six schools from three districts in the province of Kalimantan Selatan as the sample, this study found that most teaching practices in science classrooms in rural schools were teacher-centred with students copying notes.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Rural Schools, Questioning Techniques
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Tsui, Chi-Yan; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2003
Explores a case study of a class of 10th grade students whose learning of genetics involved activities using BioLogica, a computer program that features multiple external representations (MERs). Findings indicate that the MERs in BioLogica contributed to students' development of genetics reasoning by engendering their motivation and interest but…
Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Coll, Richard K.; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2001
Reports on a study involving two each year-12, undergraduate and postgraduate Australian students. Elicits learners' mental models for chemical bonding using semi-structured interviews comprising a three-phase interview protocol. Concludes that learners across all three academic levels preferred simple, realistic mental models for chemical…
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Higher Education, Models
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Kearney, Matthew; Treagust, David F.; Yeo, Shelley; Zadnik, Marjan G. – Research in Science Education, 2001
Discusses student and teacher perceptions of a new development in the use of the predict-observe-explain (POE) strategy. This development involves the incorporation of POE tasks into a multimedia computer program that uses real-life, digital video clips of difficult, expensive, time consuming, or dangerous scenarios as stimuli for these tasks.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Thair, Micheal; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Examines the role of practical activities in secondary science from an international perspective and contrasts this with a developing country perspective. In classroom studies of biology practical work, practical activities were found to be more effective in enhancing student achievement and skills than traditional didactic classroom approaches.…
Descriptors: Biology, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Developing Nations
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Palmer, Bill; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 1996
Examines how chemistry/science textbooks from different countries and written at different levels of education deal with physical and chemical change. Results indicate that the ideas concerning the teaching and learning of physical and chemical change evident in textbooks are not complete and textbooks seldom justify the content they cover in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction