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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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Hasanah, Uswatun – Science Education International, 2020
In the present study, an experimental teaching material using a soundcard oscilloscope developed for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education considering the engineering viewpoint was applied to address student's misconceptions in the alternating current (AC) circuit topic in high school physics. Four experiments were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Misconceptions, 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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Çavas, Bülent; Güney, L. Özge; Karagöz, Emre; Çavas, Pinar – Science Education International, 2020
Lego has been a popular toy since 1932. "LEGO" is an abbreviation of two Danish words "leg godt" which means "play well." In today's LEGO-based learning and teaching environments, it has been revealed in studies that students working to solve problems presented to them were often unaware of how much time has passed.…
Descriptors: Toys, Robotics, Student Attitudes, Scientists
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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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Juanjuan, Ma; Shengli, Hu – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to examine the understanding of secondary school students about green chemistry-related concepts, to include raw materials, solvent, and atom economy. Interviews were conducted with secondary school students from Grades 9 to 12 to acquire their descriptive understanding of the corresponding concepts. Based on the systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation, Chemistry
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Samba, Regina Marita Onabid; Achor, Emmanuel Edoja; Bash, Asabe Edward; Iortim, Stella O. – Science Education International, 2020
The study investigated the effects of graphic organizer (GO) and experiential learning (EL) with feedback on the mean achievement and students' critical thinking in Jos North Local Government Area of the Plateau State of Nigeria. A pre-test post-test quasi-experimental design was used. A sample of 75 students was drawn from the population of 1950…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Critical Thinking
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Chongo, Samri; Osman, Kamisah; Nayan, Nazrul Anuar – Science Education International, 2020
Computational thinking (CT) is often associated with computer science and mathematics in general. However, the involvement of computer science according to gender is seen to be imbalanced. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the level of students' CT skills by gender and their relationship to achievement in mathematics. The study employed…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students
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Lapawi, Noraini; Husnin, Hazrati – Science Education International, 2020
Computational thinking (CT) is a problem-solving process and argued to be one of the more important skills for the 21st century. This study aimed to identify the effectiveness of the Science Module on achievement in science subjects. A quasi-experimental research design was used that involved 67 students in the first form in secondary schools…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Perez-Rivero, Mayra Guadalupe; Obaya Valdivia, Adolfo Eduardo; Giamatteo, Lucila; Montaño-Osorio, Carlos; Vargas-Rodríguez, Yolanda M. – Science Education International, 2019
With the aim of improving the teaching and learning of chemistry functional groups, a didactic strategy was designed based on real-life situations. This strategy was used at the high school level, in the subject of "Chemistry II." One group of students was taught functional groups using interactive board software through different…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Jenkins, Judith L.; Howard, Elizabeth M. – Science Education International, 2019
Interest in student-centered active learning pedagogies is widespread, but discipline-specific examples of implemented instructional approaches are needed to bridge the gap between pedagogical ideas and their enactment. One of these approaches, Modeling Instruction, is an active, student-centered approach wherein students learn through…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Units of Study, Energy
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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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Achimugu, Lawrence; Obaka, Hassana Phebe – Science Education International, 2019
The study explored the influence of principals' leadership styles on senior secondary school students' achievement in chemistry in the Kogi State of Nigeria. It was guided by one research question and three hypotheses. Correlation survey research design was used. The target population was Senior Secondary Class Three chemistry teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Principals, Secondary School Students
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