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Qureshi, Sheila; Bradley, Katherine; Vishnumolakala, Venkat Rao; Treagust, David F.; Southam, Daniel C.; Mocerino, Mauro; Ojeil, Joseph – Science Education International, 2016
The Qatari government has made significant changes in the organization and staffing of schools over the past decade in an effort to improve the academic performance of school-aged citizens. Of interest is the need to encourage teachers to move from a didactic teacher-led mode of instruction to one that is more student-centred, but also…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Centered Learning, Critical Thinking, College Science
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Sormunen, K.; Keinonen, T.; Holbrook, J. – Science Education International, 2014
The core idea of the PROFILES project is to support science teachers' continuous professional development. The instructional innovation of the PROFILES is the so called Three Stage Model (TSM) which aims to arouse students' intrinsic motivation, to offer a meaningful inquiry-based learning environment and to use the science learning in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Continuing Education
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Evagorou, Maria; Guven, Devrim; Mugaloglu, Ebru – Science Education International, 2014
The purpose of the paper is to present the framework and design of modules aiming to teach socio-scientific issues and the related pedagogy to pre-service teachers. Specifically, the work presented in this paper is part of the PreSEES project, a Comenius/LLP project with the main aim of engaging elementary and secondary pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Lindner, M.; Kubat, C. – Science Education International, 2014
The paper informs on the characteristics of a Comenius Network of seven organizations, who are collaborating in exchanging best practice on science camps. This exchange includes evaluation results on more science camps of European organizations, which will deliver information on organization, collaboration with companies, pedagogical aspects, as…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Networks, Organizations (Groups)
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Edwards, Frances – Science Education International, 2013
In order to teach science well, science teachers need to know what to focus on in order to ensure their assessment of student learning is meaningful and useful for the students' on going learning and development. The diversity and range of content and skills within the subject of science mean that the assessment capabilities required by…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Quality Control, Educational Quality, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Juntunen, Marianne; Aksela, Maija – Science Education International, 2013
The purpose of this design research is to improve the quality of environmental literacy and sustainability education in chemistry teaching through combining a socio-scientific issue, life-cycle analysis (LCA), with inquiry-based learning (IBL). This first phase of the cyclic design research involved 20 inservice trained chemistry teachers from…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Environmental Education, Sustainability
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Uzun, Salih; Alev, Nedim; Karal, Isik Saliha – Science Education International, 2013
The aim of this study is to reveal the students' and pre-service teachers' understanding of light, sight and related concepts at different educational levels, from primary to higher education. A cross-sectional approach was used since the participants were of different age and educational level. The sample of this study consisted of 30 eighth…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Preservice Teachers, Comprehension, Elementary School Science
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Macugay, Eva B.; Bernardo, Allan B. I. – Science Education International, 2013
Science coursework is an important element of the pre-service education of science teachers. In this study we test the hypothesis that more science coursework influences pedagogical beliefs of science teachers by studying the pedagogical beliefs of 305 Filipino science teachers. We compared pedagogical beliefs of primary school (less science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hart, Emily R.; Webb, James B.; Danylchuk, Andy J. – Science Education International, 2013
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponic technology to grow fish and plants together. While aquaponics can play a role in food security, it may also be a potential educational tool because of its interdisciplinary nature and required technological skills. With aquaponics, students could conduct activities involving chemistry,…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Water, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education
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Feldman, Allan; Chapman, Angela; Vernaza-Hernandez, Vanessa; Ozalp, Dilek; Alshehri, Fayez – Science Education International, 2012
The article provides the basis for a model of inquiry-based science education in which K-12 teachers' and pupils' engage in authentic science experiences as participants of a scientific research project, which we refer to as Multiple Outcome Interdisciplinary Research and Learning (MOIRL). We provide the basis for the model for inquiry based…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Foster, Jamie S.; Shiel-Rolle, Nikita – Science Education International, 2011
To enhance scientific literacy in the general public efforts are needed that both inspire and engage the learner. Often such efforts are provided through school programs or science learning centers, however, in many rural communities such resources are unavailable. Alternate strategies are needed to provide individuals with quality educational…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Educational Opportunities
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Laherto, Antti – Science Education International, 2010
Due to the rapid development and growing societal role of nanoscience and nanotechnology (NST), these emerging fields are also growing in educational importance. The demands for incorporating NST-related issues into curricula are often expressed with reference to the goals of scientific and technological literacy. This paper reports on a…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Literacy, Technological Literacy, Models
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Clement, Pierre; Mouelhi, Lassaad; Kochkar, Momahed; Valanides, Nicos; Nisiforou, Olia; Thiaw, Seyni Mame; Ndiaye, Valdiodio; Jeanbart, Paula; Horvath, Daniel; Ferreira, Claudia; Carvalho, Graca S. – Science Education International, 2010
In the human brain, the neuronal pathways are networks which support our learning, memory and thought, and which work with permanent feedback. However, only 19% of illustrations of these neuronal pathways, in the 55 analysed school textbooks coming from 15 countries, were showing feedbacks. The neuronal pathways related to movements were generally…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Textbook Content, Textbooks, Ideology
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Carvalho, Graca S.; Dantas, Catarina; Rauma, Anna-Liisa; Luzi, Daniela; Ruggieri, Roberta; Bogner, Franz; Geier, Christine; Caussidier, Claude; Berger, Dominique; Clement, Pierre – Science Education International, 2008
Classically, health education has provided mainly factual knowledge about diseases and their prevention. This educational approach is within the so called Biomedical Model (BM). It is based on pathologic (Pa), curative (Cu) and preventive (Pr) conceptions of health. In contrast, the Health Promotion (HP) approach of health education intends to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Textbooks, Biomedicine
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Quessada, Marie-Pierre; Clement, Pierre; Oerke, Britta; Valente, Adriana – Science Education International, 2008
What kinds of images of human beings illustrate human evolution in school textbooks? A comparison between the textbooks of eighteen different countries (twelve European countries and six non-European countries) was attempted. In six countries (Algeria, Malta, Morocco, Mozambique, Portugal, and Tunisia), we did not find any chapter on the topic of…
Descriptors: Evolution, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Textbook Content
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