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Mataka, Lloyd M.; Saderholm, Jon C.; Hodge, Tracy – Science Education International, 2023
This concurrent triangulation mixed method design study describes the influence of a science education seminar (SES) on the learning assistants' (LAs) perceptions of their roles in the classroom. The SES was developed to train undergraduate students as LAs at a Southern liberal arts college in the USA. The focus of the seminar was teaching the LAs…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Seminars
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Uluçinar, Ufuk – Science Education International, 2023
This meta-analysis study aimed to scrutinize the effect of the problem-based learning (PBL) approach on students' academic achievement in science lessons compared to the traditional instructional approach. As research data, the researcher accessed 55 experimental studies as a result of steps of a systematic review with the keywords…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Science Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Pongsophon, Pongprapan – Science Education International, 2023
This study examined the factors that determined the science achievement of fourth-grade students on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019 in the USA. The data were retrieved from the TIMSS international database and imported to the R program for manipulation. The EdSurvey package was used to conduct multilevel…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Predictor Variables, Science Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Mohammed, Ridwan E.; Odeniyi, Oluwasegun O.; Ameen, Khadijat S.; Yusuf, Aishat A. – Science Education International, 2023
Analogies are useful tools for teaching difficult scientific concepts and clearing up learners' misconceptions. However, if not properly used, they can lead to further misconceptions. More importantly, little is known about how science teachers use analogies in Nigerian classrooms. This study assessed science teachers' use of analogies by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Logical Thinking
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Gallagher, Ryan – Science Education International, 2023
One of the key aims of post-primary education in Ireland is to develop all aspects of the individual, such as the creative, critical, and intellectual to prepare them for working life, for living in the community, and for leisure. Student self-confidence and student agency are critical to the students' development at this stage. The flipped…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Science Instruction, Self Esteem, Adolescents
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Owusu-Fordjour, Collins; Koomson, Charles Kwesi; Annan, Stephen Twumasi; Asante, Ruth Otison – Science Education International, 2023
The study's goal was to determine how peer tutoring affected the anxiety of undergraduate students studying Integrated Science at the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in Ghana's Central Region. The study used a cross-sectional survey research design. Out of 193 students majoring in Integrated Science in their last year at UEW, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Peer Teaching
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Owiredu, Joshua Kwabena; Asamoah, Evans; Ankomah, Richard; Aduamah, Diana Amoabea – Science Education International, 2023
Achieving deeper and permanent learning has always been the focus of teaching force. This purpose is independent of the teaching level or subject matter. Pre-service teachers' lack of interest and inability to connect learning levels are partly cited for their inability to develop this deeper and permanent learning of science concepts. In this…
Descriptors: Simulation, Role Playing, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Tsoumanis, Konstantinos G.; Stylos, Georgios; Kotsis, Konstantinos T. – Science Education International, 2023
In recent decades, enhancing scientific literacy has been the ultimate goal of science education worldwide. This effort aims to develop the skills by individuals to cope with the challenges of the modern world, which requires scientific knowledge and thinking. This research study aimed to investigate and compare the scientific literacy level of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Kirkiç, Kamil Arif; Arikan, Elif Esra – Science Education International, 2023
To produce ideas, products, and industries for the 21st-century scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians are needed. It is necessary to increase the number of people who provide technical support to the problems of individuals, set a standard for the lives of the people of the world, and manage global or national life with a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Educational Strategies
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Belayneh, Kassahun Dejene; Belachew, Woldie – Science Education International, 2023
The goal of this study was to assess students' level of conceptual understanding of chemical kinetics and equilibrium using topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge (TSPCK)-based instruction in chemistry grade 11 students. The research was a mixed approach that involved 159 grade 11 chemistry class students from Addis Ababa administrative…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Grade 11, Science Instruction, Kinetics
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Mbano, Nellie M.; Chitundu, Pascal A.; Nampota, Dorothy C. – Science Education International, 2023
Understanding genetics, an important topic in the study of biology, is critical for scientific literacy in agriculture, health, and forensic investigations. However, it has been observed that teachers find genetics difficult to teach and pupils do not perform well in it. Teachers can use expository teaching or active learning methods, but the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Instruction, Genetics
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Yaman, Havva; Bekar, Seyma Nur; Yildiz, Hakan; Koyun, Salih; Nas, Sibel Er – Science Education International, 2023
To employ educational games in education as intended, it is required to show students' cognitive structures for this concept. As a result, the purpose of this research was to reveal the cognitive structures of secondary school students regarding educational games. The research was a survey-based descriptive study. A total of 340 secondary school…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Moro, Kym Clyde H.; Billote, William Jo Se M. – Science Education International, 2023
The Philippines is lagging behind in physics education based on recent results of national and international assessments. With a continuing endeavor to address this problem, a game-based learning module was innovated using the Analysis-Design-Development-Implement-Evaluate model, integrating Ivatan indigenous games in a learning module in physics,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Indigenous Knowledge
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Hokayem, Hayat; Fayad, Christelle – Science Education International, 2023
Research has previously examined the role of the epistemological background of students in accepting or rejecting the theory of evolution. In this study, the participants were 11 undergraduate biology major students in a private university in Beirut, Lebanon. We collected data through semi-structured interviews, and we extracted the patterns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Evolution
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Mercado, Justine C.; Picardal, Jay P. – Science Education International, 2023
In biotechnology education, practical laboratory courses are vital. In having these practical courses, a lot of time and monetary resources are needed, it also requires the presence of the teacher and students and all the necessary equipment, which is currently not allowed in the Philippines due to the pandemic restrictions. Biotech virtual…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Education, Biotechnology, Computer Simulation
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