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Salar, Riza; Turgut, Umit – Science Education International, 2021
The learning characteristics of each student are different. Differentiated instruction considers individual differences, as such guides the learning journey rather than seeing these differences as a challenge. The purpose of this research was to compare the effects of differentiated instruction and 5E learning cycle in physics classes on the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Pretests Posttests
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Akgunduz, Devrim; Mesutoglu, Canan – Science Education International, 2021
The goals of this study were to investigate technical and vocational education (TVET) teachers' progress in their knowledge, perceptions, and competencies related to Industry 4.0 components and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) within the context of a professional development program. A case study design was followed to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Industry
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Rosin, Triin; Vaino, Katrin; Soobard, Regina; Rannikmäe, Miia – Science Education International, 2021
Competence-based, science e-testing (CBSeT) is a novel external assessment tool which provides feedback to science teachers about their students' competence-based skills, thereby giving relevant assessment information which teachers could potentially use in their teaching practice. The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Beliefs, Science Tests
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Davidsson, Eva; Granklint-Enochson, Pernilla – Science Education International, 2021
Previous studies have pointed to the benefits of involving students' everyday life experiences in lessons and in contextualizing the science content to enhance learning and positive attitudes toward school science. However, most of these investigations have been conducted as intervention studies. By contrast, the present study explored how…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Relevance (Education), Authentic Learning
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Kirkiç, Kamil Arif; Yahsi, Ömer – Science Education International, 2021
Determining teachers' views on student success and learning are considered important in terms of increasing the level of students' learning. The motivation people have can affect their attitude toward their job. This becomes even more important in teachers who have a significant impact on an individual's life. It is, therefore, seen as important…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Educational Innovation, Science Education, Science Teachers
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Kablan, Zeynel; Günen, Aslihan – Science Education International, 2021
Reflective thinking skills are thought to be an important factor affecting the success of problem solving both routine and non-routine science problems. This research aimed to determine the relationship between eighth-grade students' reflective thinking skills toward problem-solving and their level of solving routine and non-routine science…
Descriptors: Correlation, Reflection, Problem Solving, Evaluative Thinking
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Hagenah, Sara – Science Education International, 2021
Culturally sustaining and science education theorists advocate that children need to have opportunities to use personal experiences and background knowledge in dialog with peers as they make sense of phenomena in the natural world. Practically, this is a challenge to orchestrate -- both in classrooms and in out-of-school learning spaces -- as…
Descriptors: Science Education, Interaction, Middle School Students, Females
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Osunji, Olabode – Science Education International, 2021
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between consciousness about environmental education (EE) concepts in senior secondary school chemistry curriculum and the attitude of Nigerian chemistry students toward the environment. The study utilized a descriptive survey design using simple random sampling and stratified proportionate sampling…
Descriptors: Correlation, Secondary School Students, Chemistry, Science Education
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Channell, Adam; Cobern, William; Rudge, David; Bentz, Amy – Science Education International, 2021
This study examined United States (U.S.) K-12 science teacher interactions with parents during Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) reform following teachers' professional development (PD) participation, as well as parent accounts of understanding and support for NGSS. Fourteen teachers and 15 parents completed an online surveys and phone…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Standards, Science Education
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Çeliker, Huriye Denis – Science Education International, 2021
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of problem-based scenario method with experiments on the biology self-efficacy and critical thinking tendency of the prospective science teachers. In the study, pre-test and post-test experimental design without any control group was used. The participants of the research were 108…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology, Self Efficacy
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Molle, Daniella; Huang, Weiqiong – Science Education International, 2021
This study addressed the intractable issue of ensuring that all students, including those who are linguistically and culturally diverse, have access to high quality science education. We explored the efforts of two organizations in the United States (one that supports science teachers and one that focuses on language development) to design…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bezci, Filiz; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2021
This study examined middle school students' scientific reasoning ability in relation to gender and learning environment perceptions. The data were obtained from 269 (148 girls and 121 boys) students. A two-tier multiple-choice test was used to assess students' scientific reasoning ability, while a Likert scale-type self-report questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Process Skills, Thinking Skills, Gender Differences
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Salgado-Chavarría, David; Palacios-Alquisira, Joaquín – Science Education International, 2021
A problem-based learning (PBL) methodology was implemented to a project, whose main objectives were to discuss and apply the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry to the study of poly(vinyl alcohol)'s cross-linking reaction with dicarboxylic acids. The five participating students were oriented to be responsible for their own learning and the…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles
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Keçeci, Gonca; Yildirim, Pelin; Zengin, Fikriye Kirbag – Science Education International, 2021
In this research, the effects of science education using mobile augmented reality (MAR) application on students' attitudes towards science and technology and their academic achievement were determined and two socioeconomic levels were compared. In this research, a parallel pattern mixed method is used. The research, was carried out 143 sixth grade…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices
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Unger, Shem; Rollins, Mark – Science Education International, 2021
Evaluating the veracity and reliability of online media in science is an integral part of developing critical skills in science. Moreover, the 1st year biology courses should provide an avenue for students to acquire these skills for academic success. This study evaluated whether students (n = 90) exposed to an apparently credible website were…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Introductory Courses, Biology, Critical Thinking
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