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Agbo, Felicia Onyemowo; Isa, Ali A. Muluku – Science Education International, 2017
This paper examined scientific skills and concept learning by rural women for personal and national development. The research design employed was a quasi-experimental, one-group pre-test and post-test design. A non-formal science program package to enhance and empower the rural women's knowledge and skills in their daily activities (nutrition,…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills
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Rissanen, A. J. – Science Education International, 2014
Lifelong learning and diverse technical information are challenges for designing curricula. The Finnish National Defence University (NDU) provides undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in academic and military disciplines according to the Bologna process. Technology is one of the major learning lines at the NDU, but basic scientific education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Strategies, Peer Teaching, Active Learning
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Valdmann, Ana; Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmae, Miia – Science Education International, 2012
This paper explores the impact of teacher involvement in a context-based teaching project, involving continuous professional development and classroom module implementation two years after the event. Five chemistry and biology teachers were interviewed to ascertain the degree of ownership gained from the project related to continued use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Post, Aveliis; Rannikmae, Miia; Holbrook, Jack – Science Education International, 2011
This study is based on the creation of a theoretical tool for determining competencies and knowledge in science education which stakeholders value as necessary for students to become productive members of the future work force as well as responsible citizens. Stakeholders' opinions (N = 85) were gathered from persons in different walks of life by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Education, Scientific Literacy
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Greenhow, Christine; Dexter, Sara; Hughes, Joan E. – Science Education International, 2008
This study compared the abilities of inservice and preservice teachers to demonstrate an understanding of technology integration and to apply such knowledge to instructional decision-making. Using a set of online content-specific multimedia scenarios to resolve complex problems of teaching with technology in a simulated school environment,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Caravita, Silvia; Valente, Adriana; Luzi, Daniela; Pace, Paul; Valanides, Nicos; Khalil, Iman; Berthou, Guillemette; Kozan-Naumescu, Adrienne; Clement, Pierre – Science Education International, 2008
Knowledge about ecology and environmental education (EE) constitutes a basic tool for promoting a sustainable future, and was a target area of the BIOHEAD-Citizen Project. School textbooks were considered as representative sources of evidence in terms of ecology and environmental education, and were used for comparison among the countries…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Textbooks, Ecology, Textbook Content
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Michelsen, Claus; Nielsen, Jan Alexis – Science Education International, 2008
The Danish PARSEL team included 5 teachers from the region of Southern Denmark, of whom two enjoyed special status. These two teachers have been trained to develop, implement, and evaluate interventional modules similar to those of PARSEL, through a one year full-time equivalent master's degree program in science and mathematics education. This…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Ownership, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries