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Kizilaslan, Aydin – Science Education International, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of instructional design to teach science concepts to visually impaired students. The study was conducted through case study. The study consisted of three stages. The first stage identified the visually impaired students' learning needs related to the concepts of the structure of matter. The second stage…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Science Instruction, Visual Impairments, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ambusaidi, Abdulla; Al-Yahyai, Rashid; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil – Science Education International, 2019
While school gardens are familiar in many Western contexts and research has reported significant pedagogical and affective is correct benefits of these resources, there is limited reporting of their use in non-western contexts. A pilot school gardening project involving a quasi-experimental mixed method design was undertaken in the Sultanate of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects
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Shaakumeni, Simson N.; Csapó, Beno – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to validate a new questionnaire for assessing students' beliefs about the nature of science (BANOS). Existing instruments have limitations in terms of psychometric validity. A new questionnaire termed "BANOS" was developed to address such limitations. The BANOS is based on dimensions of the nature of science…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Questionnaires, Test Validity, Student Attitudes
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Kizilay, Esra; Yamak, Havva; Kavak, Nusret – Science Education International, 2019
The purposes of this study were to determine whether the departments that high school students consider choosing for their university education belong to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields or not and to reveal the relationship between their choice and gender, grade, and type of institution. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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Pektas, Murat; Kepceoglu, Ibrahim – Science Education International, 2019
This case study investigated what prospective science education teachers think about the use of gamification in education. 44 pre-service science teachers were asked to provide their opinions about the use of gamification in education after a 4-week implementation of gamification. The participants revealed the benefits of gamification such as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Games, Science Teachers
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Özcan, Hasan; Kostur, Hakki Ilker – Science Education International, 2019
Recently, with the influence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education approach, the material design has become an important aspect within science courses. The material development course in science curriculums is a unique opportunity to evaluate pre-service teachers' material designs. In this study, student science teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics
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Pareek, Ram Babu – Science Education International, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the availability and utilization of a science laboratory for the teaching and learning of science. This study was a joint collaboration with India's Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Government of India, and the National Council of Educational Research and Training. The study adopted descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2019
This study is based on a Delphi study on environmental literacy which is related to both teachers professional development and environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ([superscript E+]STEM ) literacy. In the light of the expert opinions, the goal is to determine what teachers should do to develop their experiences and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, STEM Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development
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Güven Yildirim, Ezgi; Köklükaya, Ayse Nesibe – Science Education International, 2018
The purposes of this study were first to investigate the effects of the project-based learning (PBL) method and project exhibition event on the success of physics teacher candidates, and second, to reveal the experiment group students' views toward this learning method and project exhibition. The research model called explanatory mixed method, in…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Science Achievement, Success, Opinions
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Menezes, Isadora Moutinho Carvalho A.; Ovigli, Daniel Fernando Bovolent; Colombo, Pedro Donizete, Jr. – Science Education International, 2018
The present research aims to analyze the publications related to astronomy education that discusses the interface between formal education (FE) and non-FE (NFE) at scientific events and a journal in the Brazilian context. These events were the National Symposium on Astronomy Education, the National Meeting on Research in Science Education (ENPEC),…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Science Education, Astronomy, Periodicals
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Das, Pabi Maya; Faikhamta, Chatree; Punsuvon, Vittaya – Science Education International, 2018
This study investigated the development of Bhutanese students' views of the nature of science (NOS) as they engaged in an explicit and reflective approach. Seven aspects of NOS were integrated into the chemistry content in two learning units titled "matter and its composition" and "study of gas laws" over a time span of 6 weeks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Scientific Principles
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Science Education International, 2018
The aim of the study was to determine gifted and talented students' views about biology activities in a science and art center. The study was conducted with 26 gifted and talented students who studied at a science and art center in southwestern Turkey. Students studied animal and plant genus and species in biology activities. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Talent, Student Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction
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Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Bayri, Nezihe Gökçen – Science Education International, 2018
In this article, the relationships between students' personal relationship to the concept of pressure and teaching conditions of this concept were investigated in terms of the Anthropological Theory of Didactics. To determine these complex relationships, first an institutional analysis was conducted, and in this same manner, the textbook has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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Aktamis, Hilal; Higde, Emrah – Science Education International, 2018
This study aimed to determine the changes in understanding about the nature of science (NOS) and conceptual values of 28 elementary science teacher candidates who engaged in the instruction of the nature and history of science (NHOS). A values scale was used to determine the values of science teacher candidates in six areas of the conceptual…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational History, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires
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