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Pejaner, Karizza Jane B.; Mistades, Voltaire M. – Science Education International, 2020
The knowledge and practice of science are rooted in culture. One specific theory that reflects this idea is that of culturally relevant science teaching. The challenge in the Philippines, being a multicultural nation, is that each indigenous community would have its own set of culture and beliefs. Indigenous peoples suffer from the failure of the…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Science Instruction, Physics, Foreign Countries
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Jia, Chaochao; Yang, Tao; Qian, Yu; Wu, Xinye – Science Education International, 2020
In this study, we explored the gender differences in science achievement, interest, creativity, and so on, using a national representative sample from the National Assessment of Education Quality (NAEQ). NAEQ assessed the Grade-4 (n = 112,314) and Grade-8 (n = 74,808) students' scientific literacy of Mainland China in 2017. The findings indicated…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Achievement, Student Interests, Habit Formation
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Altan, Esra Bozkurt; Üçüncüoglu, Irem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
This research aimed at preparing an out-of-school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education program for secondary school students and investigating the effects of the program on students' interest in STEM fields. As part of this investigation, this study sought the students' awareness of a career in these fields as well as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James P. – Science Education International, 2019
This study investigated 8th-grade science students (13-14 years old) in advanced and traditional ability classrooms perceptions of their vocabulary knowledge, learning, and content achievement. This research acknowledges the critical role that developing vocabulary knowledge from reading plays in gaining a deeper content understanding as well as…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Scientific Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Correlation
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Semilarski, Helen; Soobard, Regina; Rannikmäe, Miia – Science Education International, 2019
Developing student self-efficacy and conceptualizing the importance of core ideas are seen as important learning areas in science education. Such core ideas can be elucidated with respect to the science discipline as well as interdisciplinary learning. Schools can be expected to promote high levels of students' self-efficacy in acquiring major…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Education, Daily Living Skills, Job Skills
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Aksakalli, Ayhan – Science Education International, 2018
Purpose: This study used the qualitative method of a case study with the purpose of investigating the effects of science teaching based on critical pedagogy principles on the classroom climate. Method: The samples of the study consisted of 20 eighth-grade students enrolled in a middle school located in the Yakutiye district of the province of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Instructional Effectiveness, Critical Theory, Foreign Countries
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Ercan, Orhan; Ural, Evrim; Köse, Sinan – Science Education International, 2017
For a sustainable world, it is very important for students to develop positive environmental attitudes and to have awareness of energy use. The study aims to investigate the effect of web assisted instruction with emotional intelligence content on 8th grade students' emotional intelligence, attitudes towards environment and energy saving, academic…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Energy Conservation, Conservation (Environment), Student Attitudes
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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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Cerulli, D.; Holbrook, J.; Mander, Ü. – Science Education International, 2016
As global average temperatures rise, there has been an increase in the frequency and magnitude of meteorological natural hazards. To survive in the world and thrive in the work place, students need to utilize educational skills (such as creative thinking, non-routine problem solving, collaboration and systems thinking) and become independent…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Papageorgiou, George; Markos, Angelos; Zarkadis, Nikolaos – Science Education International, 2016
This work investigates the formation of particular student profiles based on of their ideas relating to basic characteristics of the atom. Participants were secondary students of 8th, 10th and 12th grades from Northern Greece (n = 421), with specific cohort characteristics e.g. age, grade and class curriculum, and individual differences, e.g.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Cetin, Pinar Seda; Metin, Duygu; Capkinoglu, Esra; Leblebicioglu, Gulsen – Science Education International, 2016
Providing students with inquiry-oriented learning environments is a major concern in science education. Argumentation discourse can enhance the effectiveness of inquiry-oriented learning environments. This study seeks the trace of argumentation in Turkish Elementary and Secondary Science Curriculum developed by the Turkish Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science
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Deveci, I.; Onder, I. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the views of the students on homework assignments for science courses. Survey method was adopted for this study. The sample for the study was composed of 1584 seventh and eighth grade students from middle schools. The views of the students regarding homework assignments for science and technology…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Homework, Assignments
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Acar, O. – Science Education International, 2015
This study compared student scientific reasoning and conceptual knowledge in argumentation-based and traditional instruction, taught in school regions with low and high socio-economic status (SES) respectively. Furthermore, concrete and formal reasoning students' scientific reasoning and conceptual knowledge were compared during both instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Socioeconomic Status
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Tural, G. – Science Education International, 2015
Students commonly find the field of physics difficult. Therefore, they generally have learning problems. One of the subjects with which they have difficulties is optics within a physics discipline. This study aims to determine students' conceptual understanding levels at different education levels relating to lenses in geometric optics. A…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Optics, Physics, Concept Formation
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Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Periathiruvadi, Sita – Science Education International, 2013
Middle school is a crucial stage in student development as students prepare for a fast changing future. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills that students acquire in middle school lay the foundation for a successful career in STEM. Moreover, most STEM occupations require competencies in science, math and logical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Career Awareness
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