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Scherb, Christian Alexander; Nitz, Sandra – Research in Science Education, 2020
Several studies have shown that "learner-generated external visual representations" (LGVRs) play a vital role for learning scientific concepts and processes. However, we know little about teachers' reasoning as to why and how to implement LGVR activities in their teaching. Thus, the purpose of our study is to determine why teachers let…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction
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Komolafe, Blessing F.; Ogunniran, Moses O.; Zhang, Fen Y.; Qian, Xu S. – Journal of Baltic Science Education, 2020
Microteaching practice is an important part of Pre-Service Physics Teacher (PsPT) Training Program adopting different approaches to inspire the acquisition of teaching skills by prospective teachers. Using psychomotor domain aspect of revised Bloom's taxonomy to explore microteaching practice as it relates to physics teaching, this research…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Teaching Skills, Preservice Teachers, Physics
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Salloum, Sara; BouJaoude, Saouma – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Science teachers mediate social and academic language in science classrooms through teacher talk and classroom discourse. In multilingual classrooms, ways home and international languages are deployed can affect conceptual learning of science. This study investigates, through Bakhtin's dialogic perspective, multilingual language practices and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Student Diversity, Academic Language
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Dam, M.; Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Driel, J. H. – Research in Science Education, 2018
The implementation of educational reforms requires behavioral changes from the teachers involved. Theories on successful behavioral change prescribe the following conditions: teachers need to possess the necessary knowledge and skills, form strong positive intentions to perform the new behavior, and have a supporting environment for change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation
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Kahveci, Ajda; Kahveci, Murat; Mansour, Nasser; Alarfaj, Maher Mohammed – Research in Science Education, 2018
Teachers play a key role in moving reform-based science education practices into the classroom. Based on research that emphasizes the importance of teachers' affective states, this study aimed to explore the constructs pedagogical discontentment, science teaching self-efficacy, intentions to reform, and their correlations. Also, it aimed to…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Teacher Role, Educational Change
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Hite, Rebecca; Jones, M. Gail; Childers, Gina; Chesnutt, Katherine; Corin, Elysa; Pereyra, Mariana – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
Combined three-dimensional, haptic-enabled, virtual reality (3D HE VR) systems allow students to actively engage and explore various science concepts by leveraging user-friendly and immersive interfaces. Successful implementation of these learning tools in science classrooms hinges upon teachers' perceptions of the technology's potential as a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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Feille, Kelly; Nettles, Jenesta – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
There is a growing body of literature emphasizing the use of the schoolyard as a teaching tool, however there is limited research that investigates how to support the development of schoolyard pedagogy. Plains Public Schools is home to 17 elementary schools, 12 of which include one or more features of an enhanced schoolyard, such as garden beds.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Public Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Chipamaunga, Shalote; Prozesky, Detlef – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2019
The merits of integrative learning in promoting better educational outcomes are not questionable. However, there are contentious views on how to implement it. In addition, there is scanty evidence on how students experience it and how they develop the ability to integrate learning. In this paper, students' experiences of integration are explored.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Medical Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Potter, Lisa M.; Bissonnette, Sarah A.; Knight, Jonathan D.; Tanner, Kimberly D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
The aspiration of biology education is to give students tools to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to everyday life. Genetic modification is a real-world biological concept that relies on an in-depth understanding of the molecular behavior of DNA and proteins. This study investigated undergraduate biology students' conceptions of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Genetics
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Idin, Sahin; Dönmez, Ismail – Science Education International, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate Turkish Science teachers' views about gender equity in the scope of science education. This study was conducted with the quantitative methodology. Within this scope, a 35-item 5-point Likert scale survey was developed to determine Science teachers' views concerning gender equity issues. 160 Turkish Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Sex Fairness
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Ahokoski, Essi; Korventausta, Miikka; Veermans, Koen; Jaakkola, Tomi – Science Education International, 2017
This paper reports outcomes of a 2-day inquiry learning training course for in-service teachers (N=102) with a specific focus on teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions of inquiry learning, and satisfaction with the training course. Teachers' self-efficacy and their perceptions of inquiry learning were measured both at the beginning and at…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests
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Yerrick, Randy K.; Simons, Tiffany – Science Education International, 2017
As science fiction has a way of capturing the human imagination that few other genres can rival, this study sought to investigate the effects of using science fiction on the performance and interest of high school chemistry students. An action research approach was used to guide the first author's practice as she studied two college preparatory…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Fiction
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Kutluca, Ali Yigit; Aydin, A. – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the altering perceptions and opinions of prospective elementary science teachers regarding argumentation while they were engaged in argumentative discourse. The participating teachers were engaged in socio-scientific argumentation for 9 weeks involving a 6-step process on a course "Special Topics in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Roman Etxebarrieta, Gorka; Pérez-Izaguirre, Elizabeth; Langarika-Rocafort, Argia – Education Sciences, 2020
The literature reveals the difficulty of teaching minority languages in multiethnic and multilingual regions. Studies about teachers' perceptions when instructing a minority language might help stakeholders to design interventions to overcome this problem. The first aim of this study was to describe teachers' perceptions of type of issues, student…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Languages
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