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Tsaparlis, Georgios; Hartzavalos, Sotirios; Vlacha, Vasiliki; Malamou, Constantina; Neila, Ioanna; Pantoula, Christina – Science Education International, 2020
We report on our experience with the implementation of project-based teamwork on nuclear energy with 14 ninth-grade students from a lower secondary model school and its assessment using two written questionnaires, which were answered by the students after the completion of the project. The first questionnaire elicited students' opinions about the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Cigdemoglu, Ceyhan – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this paper was to investigate the effect of the use of science, technology, and society (STS) issues through flipped and traditional learning environments on students' motivation to learn chemistry as well as their chemical literacy (CL). Two freshman engineering classes totaling 89 students taught by the same instructor enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Irmak, Meltem – Science Education International, 2020
Understanding undergraduate students' socioscientific reasoning (SSR) competencies and nature of science (NOS) conceptions are important for them to be informed citizens. Therefore, in this study, SSR competencies and NOS conceptions of 169 undergraduate students from five different faculties were investigated through survey research methodology.…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Principles, Thinking Skills, Science Instruction
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Usta, Necla Dönmez; Ültay, Eser; Ültay, Neslihan – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the ability of physics teacher candidates' to read a concept map previously prepared by the researchers about a light topic and then convert the concept map into the appropriate text. The study was carried out in the form of case study method in a Turkish University in the Black Sea Region with 32 physics…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Physics
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Kaygisiz, Gülfem Muslu; Uygun, Nese; Uçar, F. Melike – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the level of pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in science teaching and their level of determining taxonomy, strategy, and teaching methods-techniques for the curriculum's objectives in primary science education. A total of 101 pre-service teachers who were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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Boz, Yezdan; Belge-Can, Hatice – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of a microteaching lesson study on pre-service chemistry teachers' collective pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) regarding solubility concepts. Three pre-service chemistry teachers participated in this study. Data were collected by means of lesson plans, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Hanson, Ruby – Science Education International, 2020
This study developed an e-resource for six topics and six activities for CHE 242 that could be implemented through the hybrid learning approach. The research employed the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation model but particularly focused on the analysis phase only, in this study. One hundred and two students who enrolled…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Instructional Design, Scientific Concepts
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Almekhlafi, Abdurrahman Ghaleb – Science Education International, 2020
The design and creation of digital interactive content for teaching and learning are gaining increasing importance. As this technology advances, the need to cope with everyday demands necessitates teachers and content developers to accommodate their students in this aspect. Interactive digital content provides opportunities for students to study…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Models, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials
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Lekhu, Motshidisi; Matoti, Sheila – Science Education International, 2020
This non-experimental exploratory survey examined pre-service science teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and professional identity as influenced by their secondary school years learning experiences. A convenience sample of 60 undergraduate science student teachers participated in this study. An open-ended questionnaire on secondary school science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Ong, Eng Tek; Luo, Xingkai; Yuan, Jing; Yingprayoon, Janchai – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a professional development program on the use of a STEM-based 5E Inquiry Learning Model in enhancing the learning of STEM-based Inquiry Learning Model among 78 in- and pre-service science teachers. The topic electric circuit was used as the context of the study. Given the aim and the exploratory…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, STEM Education, Active Learning
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Hanson, Ruby; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, diagnostic worksheets adopted from the Royal Society of Chemistry and microscale chemistry activities were employed to investigate teacher trainees' understanding of chemical compounds. The framework for the study was hinged on the constructivist theory. Participants in this study were 36 1st-year undergraduate teacher trainees of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Diagnostic Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hamutoglu, Nazire Burcin; Gemikonakli, Orhan; Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan – Science Education International, 2019
This study explored the effectiveness of using web-assisted collaborative learning (COL) environments on the sense of classroom community and perceived learning (PL) using a learning platform Edmodo to enhance face-to-face learning within the framework of a community of inquiry. This study utilized pre-experimental quantitative research approaches…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment
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Türköz, Gizem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the quality of the written argument of pre-service science teachers on certain socio-scientific issues (SSI) and their opinions about the process of something. The study group consisted of 26 pre-service science teachers (18 females and 8 males) studying in their 3rd year of a state university. The purposeful…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Video Technology
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Körhasan, Nilüfer Didis; Gürel, Derya Kaltakçi – Science Education International, 2019
Experience and intuition may help explain everyday phenomena. However, physics concepts cannot be induced directly from them. Learning physics requires an examination of the ideas of scientifically constructed theoretical frameworks, explaining coherently organized physics concepts. This research examined student teachers' physics knowledge in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Physics, Knowledge Level
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Baptista, Geilsa Costa Santos; Araujo, Geane Machado – Science Education International, 2019
We present and discuss the results of qualitative research based on a case study with biology undergraduate students from a public University of Bahia state, Brazil. The objective was to identify the influence of practical experiences involving ethnobiology applied to science teaching on intercultural dialogue into their initial training. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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