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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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Gülen, Salih – Science Education International, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the knowledge of fifth-grade students about the sun, earth, and moon and to examine the fact that this information can be reflected with different measurement tools. A mixed method was used in the research. Quantitative data were collected using a 3-point Likert-type questionnaire and a true-false test; and…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Knowledge Level, Testing, Objective Tests
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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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Cohen, Hagit; Zion, Michal – Science Education International, 2020
This study examined the contribution of metacognitive guidance to the development of drinking-related nutritional literacy(DNL). Metacognitive awareness promotes meaningful learning. Active involvement of students in metacognitive activities develops deep conceptual understanding. Childhood food and beverage consumption affects growth and can be a…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Nutrition Instruction, Foods Instruction, Water
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Firat, Esra Açikgül – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the science teachers' perceptions of and beliefs about integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the science curriculum. A case study research method was used to determine teachers' perceptions and beliefs of integrated STEM education in the science curriculum. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Concept Formation, Science Curriculum
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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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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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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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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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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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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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