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Tsaparlis, Georgios; Hartzavalos, Sotirios; Vlacha, Vasiliki; Malamou, Constantina; Neila, Ioanna; Pantoula, Christina – Science Education International, 2020
We report on our experience with the implementation of project-based teamwork on nuclear energy with 14 ninth-grade students from a lower secondary model school and its assessment using two written questionnaires, which were answered by the students after the completion of the project. The first questionnaire elicited students' opinions about the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Gülen, Salih – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of fifth-grade students about the sun, earth, and moon and to examine the fact that this information can be reflected with different measurement tools. A mixed method was used in the research. Quantitative data were collected using a 3-point Likert-type questionnaire and a true-false test; and…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Knowledge Level, Testing, Objective Tests
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Cigdemoglu, Ceyhan – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of the use of science, technology, and society (STS) issues through flipped and traditional learning environments on students' motivation to learn chemistry as well as their chemical literacy (CL). Two freshman engineering classes totaling 89 students taught by the same instructor enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Cohen, Hagit; Zion, Michal – Science Education International, 2020
This study examined the contribution of metacognitive guidance to the development of drinking-related nutritional literacy(DNL). Metacognitive awareness promotes meaningful learning. Active involvement of students in metacognitive activities develops deep conceptual understanding. Childhood food and beverage consumption affects growth and can be a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Nutrition Instruction, Foods Instruction, Water
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Firat, Esra Açikgül – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the science teachers' perceptions of and beliefs about integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the science curriculum. A case study research method was used to determine teachers' perceptions and beliefs of integrated STEM education in the science curriculum. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Concept Formation, Science Curriculum
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Irmak, Meltem – Science Education International, 2020
Understanding undergraduate students' socioscientific reasoning (SSR) competencies and nature of science (NOS) conceptions are important for them to be informed citizens. Therefore, in this study, SSR competencies and NOS conceptions of 169 undergraduate students from five different faculties were investigated through survey research methodology.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Principles, Thinking Skills, Science Instruction
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Hasanah, Uswatun – Science Education International, 2020
In the present study, an experimental teaching material using a soundcard oscilloscope developed for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education considering the engineering viewpoint was applied to address student's misconceptions in the alternating current (AC) circuit topic in high school physics. Four experiments were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Misconceptions, Science Instruction
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Usta, Necla Dönmez; Ültay, Eser; Ültay, Neslihan – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the ability of physics teacher candidates' to read a concept map previously prepared by the researchers about a light topic and then convert the concept map into the appropriate text. The study was carried out in the form of case study method in a Turkish University in the Black Sea Region with 32 physics…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Physics
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Kaygisiz, Gülfem Muslu; Uygun, Nese; Uçar, F. Melike – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the level of pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in science teaching and their level of determining taxonomy, strategy, and teaching methods-techniques for the curriculum's objectives in primary science education. A total of 101 pre-service teachers who were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Boz, Yezdan; Belge-Can, Hatice – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of a microteaching lesson study on pre-service chemistry teachers' collective pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) regarding solubility concepts. Three pre-service chemistry teachers participated in this study. Data were collected by means of lesson plans, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Çavas, Bülent; Güney, L. Özge; Karagöz, Emre; Çavas, Pinar – Science Education International, 2020
Lego has been a popular toy since 1932. "LEGO" is an abbreviation of two Danish words "leg godt" which means "play well." In today's LEGO-based learning and teaching environments, it has been revealed in studies that students working to solve problems presented to them were often unaware of how much time has passed.…
Descriptors: Toys, Robotics, Student Attitudes, Scientists
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Hanson, Ruby – Science Education International, 2020
This study developed an e-resource for six topics and six activities for CHE 242 that could be implemented through the hybrid learning approach. The research employed the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation model but particularly focused on the analysis phase only, in this study. One hundred and two students who enrolled…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Instructional Design, Scientific Concepts
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Perez-Rivero, Mayra Guadalupe; Obaya Valdivia, Adolfo Eduardo; Giamatteo, Lucila; Montaño-Osorio, Carlos; Vargas-Rodríguez, Yolanda M. – Science Education International, 2019
With the aim of improving the teaching and learning of chemistry functional groups, a didactic strategy was designed based on real-life situations. This strategy was used at the high school level, in the subject of "Chemistry II." One group of students was taught functional groups using interactive board software through different…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Jenkins, Judith L.; Howard, Elizabeth M. – Science Education International, 2019
Interest in student-centered active learning pedagogies is widespread, but discipline-specific examples of implemented instructional approaches are needed to bridge the gap between pedagogical ideas and their enactment. One of these approaches, Modeling Instruction, is an active, student-centered approach wherein students learn through…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Units of Study, Energy
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Hanson, Ruby; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, diagnostic worksheets adopted from the Royal Society of Chemistry and microscale chemistry activities were employed to investigate teacher trainees' understanding of chemical compounds. The framework for the study was hinged on the constructivist theory. Participants in this study were 36 1st-year undergraduate teacher trainees of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Diagnostic Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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