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Zion, Michal; Mendelovici, Ruthy – Science Education International, 2012
The article provides science educators with definitions of inquiry and its levels, relating them to real-world scientific processes. Such an educational shift entails a fundamental cultural change in the epistemology of science learning in schools, shifting it from "instructionism" to social constructivist learning. The highest level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Science Instruction
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Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel – Science Education International, 2011
The main goals of this study were to find why some students in the 10th grade do not choose to major in any of the science disciplines, and how to arouse their interest in science. The assumption was that the way students perceive and evaluate their acquaintance with any kind of knowledge was very important in their learning process. If students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Interests, Foreign Countries, Grade 10
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Trumper, Ricardo – Science Education International, 2010
The present study was carried out in the framework of earlier research on environmental education for sustainability, using data collected in the ROSE Project. Attention was focused mainly on students' responses to sections and items related to environmental issues, regarding their countries' degree of development. The research questions dealt…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Student Attitudes
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Blonder, Ron; Kipnis, Mira; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi – Science Education International, 2008
The study describes the process of adopting new curriculum materials, which had been developed in the PARSEL project in several European countries, into the local educational science classroom of another country. The goal of the PARSEL project was to raise the popularity and relevance of science teaching by enhancing students scientific and…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules
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Khalil, Mahmood – Science Education International, 2007
In this study, a learning unit on microorganisms for ninth-grade students was developed based on the Science-Technology-Environment-Society (STES) approach. The learning unit contained 15 learning tasks, which were performed in individual and cooperative learning settings, using a variety of teaching/learning methods with an emphasis on the…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Grade 9, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Zion, Michal – Science Education International, 2007
Despite the growing consensus regarding the value of inquiry based teaching and learning, the implementation of such practices continues to be a challenge. The goal of this paper is to present a model for the educational infrastructure that can support the implementation of the Biomind program, which is a new open inquiry program for Israeli…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Orion, Nir; King, Chris; Krockover, Gerald H.; Adams, Paul E. – Science Education International, 1999
Explores the development and status of earth-science education in the United States. Compares the U.S. case with those of Israel, England, and Wales. Discusses the need to share common concerns and visions between cultures and communities. Contains 45 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Earth Science, Educational Policy
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Orion, Nir; King, Chris; Krockover, Gerald H.; Adams, Paul E. – Science Education International, 1999
Explores the development and status of Earth Science Education in Israel and England and Wales. Finds that, despite separate traditions for education in the Earth Sciences, there are a surprisingly large number of commonalities between current trends in each of the countries in the study, and each has had difficulty determining what constitutes an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Earth Science, Educational History