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Yerdelen, Sündüs; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to determine the extent of pre-service science teachers' (PTS) process and materialistic understanding of sound concept and the role of their task value beliefs in their scientific conception of sound. With this aim, the Sound Concept Inventory Instrument (SCII) was translated and adapted to Turkish. The SCII was administered to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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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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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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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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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Science Education International, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate 9th grade biology students' cognitive structures about the basic components of the living organisms and association between the concepts forming these basic components. Participants consisted of 50 9th grade biology students in two secondary schools in the northwest of Turkey. Data were collected by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Secondary School Science
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Bell, Shawn E.; Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2018
This paper reports on the illuminatory and exploratory phase of a study into how two educational systems are interconnecting content, policy, and teaching practice into science professional development (PD). New Zealand implemented a new curriculum in 2007 for full implementation in 2010, which should have altered how science was delivered in…
Descriptors: Science Education, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Qureshi, Saadia Y. – Science Education International, 2018
Washback has been defined as an effect of assessment on teaching and learning which may be negative or positive. This study investigated the washback effect of multiple choice question (MCQ) format of assessment on learning of concepts in physical sciences (chemistry) as compared to constructed response tests (CRTs). This study collected…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Chemistry, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Cakmakci, Gultekin – Science Education International, 2017
This study used video vignettes of historical episodes from documentary films as a context and instructional tool to promote pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) conceptions of the nature of science (NOS). The participants received explicit-reflective NOS instruction, and were introduced to techniques to be able to use scenes from documentary…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Vignettes, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles
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Chao, Yu-Long; Chou, Ying-Chyi; Yen, Hsin-Yi; Chen, Shr-Jya – Science Education International, 2017
As science textbooks are considered as one of the major source of climate change information of students, this study aims to examine the differences in energy saving and carbon reduction knowledge, attitude, and behavior between two groups of Taiwan's high school students using earth science textbooks of two different publishers. Some items of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Earth Science, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Mbano, Nellie; Nolan, Kathleen – Science Education International, 2017
In Malawi, in spite of a number of gender equity policies and initiatives that encourage females to pursue careers within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), research indicates that they are under-represented in these fields. One initiative recommended to address the factors contributing to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Females, Womens Education
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Yamashita, Shuichi; Kashiwaguma, Yasuyuki; Hayashi, Hideko; Pietzner, Verena – Science Education International, 2017
In science classes, students usually learn about the law of definite proportions by the oxidation of copper. However, common procedures usually do not lead to proper results. This leads to confusion among the students because their experimental results do not fit to the theoretical values. Therefore, we invented a new procedure for this experiment…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Smith, James R.; Chungh, Melleisha K.; Sadouq, Sara; Kandiah, Asarthan – Science Education International, 2017
The objective of this study was to enquire how the chemistry experience of pharmacy students can be enhanced and how the virtual learning environment (VLE) for chemistry-related pharmacy modules might be improved. All Master of Pharmacy students at the University of Portsmouth United Kingdom were asked to complete a project-designed online…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy, Science Instruction
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Mbanefo, Maryrose Chinwe; Eboka, Obiajulu C. – Science Education International, 2017
Innovative and entrepreneurial skill acquisition in Nigeria entails focusing on what should be done to bridge the gap between the school and labor market, where the learner will work after graduation, so as to be self-reliant in the society. Specifically, the study determined: The innovative and entrepreneurial skills needed in basic science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Skill Development
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Akpullukcu, Simge; Cavas, Bulent – Science Education International, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to develop a "valid and reliable laboratory safety questionnaire" which could be used to identify science teachers' understanding about laboratory safety issues during their science laboratory activities. The questionnaire was developed from a literature review and prior instruments developed on laboratory…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Questionnaires, Laboratory Safety, Secondary School Science
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