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Koksal, Mustafa Serdar; Cakiroglu, Jale – Science Education International, 2010
The nature of science aspects (NOS) are the most emphasized theme in many curriculum and reform attempts. Teachers as a curriculum implementer in the classroom play important role for policy, arrangements and classroom experiences on NOS understandings of students. Researchers generally assessed the teachers' NOS conceptions using open-ended…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Cavas, Bulent – Science Education International, 2010
It is commonly believed that learning styles are not really concerned with "what" learners learn, but rather "how" they prefer to learn and it is also an important factor for students' academic achievement and attitudes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the learning styles of pre-service teachers enrolled at…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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van den Berg, Ed; Ellermeijer, Ton – Science Education International, 2003
Describes some elementary science and technology programs and what can be learned about them from the Internet. Discusses what is available from each. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Internet, Resource Materials
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Gulliver, Peggy; Lewthwaite, Brian – Science Education International, 2002
Investigates outcomes of the systematic identification of the broad and complex factors influencing primary science program delivery at the classroom and school level. Uses the Science Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire (SCIQ) and identifies strategies for the improvement of science curriculum delivery. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Avraamidou, Lucy; Zembal-Saul, Carla – Science Education International, 2001
Investigates preservice elementary school teachers' perceptions of the changes in science teaching and learning over time and integrating these with educational technology. (Contains 13 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction
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Barman, Charles R.; Ostlund, Karen L. – Science Education International, 1996
Explores the current images that students have of scientists, student perceptions of science study in school, and student awareness of their use of science outside of school. Fifth grade students (N=117) were the subjects of this study that asked students to sketch scientists and school science. (DDR)
Descriptors: Art, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Knowledge Representation
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Hugerat, Muhamad; Aliyan, Salman; Basheer, Sobhi – Science Education International, 2001
Presents several scientific activities for elementary school students focusing on electric circuits and conductivity. (ASK)
Descriptors: Electric Circuits, Electricity, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Thomas, Julie; Pedersen, Jon E. – Science Education International, 2000
Elementary school science teachers experience long histories of stereotypical science learning activities that impact the way they understand science and their teaching methods. Examines the perceptions of preservice elementary teachers as reflected in drawings of themselves teaching in various international settings. (Contains 18 references.)…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Ara, Quazi Afroz Jahan – Science Education International, 1998
Reviews the history of environmental awareness and environmental education in Bangladesh. Presents a statement of the principal aims and objectives of environmental education at the primary level. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Fisher, Sue – Science Education International, 1998
Details an effort in Gambia to enable primary teachers to use a hands on-approach to science teaching. Discusses availability of equipment, improvisation, application, use of time, lack of confidence, and class size as concerns in this professional development effort. (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – Science Education International, 1996
Argues that a trip to a zoo or museum should provide children with opportunities to use knowledge they have acquired in their school science classes. Reports on museum research on the conversations of visitors. Concludes that visitors need to actively work with their observations and information to turn the visit from a series of everyday…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exhibits, Field Trips, Foreign Countries
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Juca, M. E. W.; Maskill, R. – Science Education International, 1997
Presents the findings of a qualitative study carried out in a poor and problematic area of Brazil to investigate whether constructivist teaching practices are evident in the daily lessons in state elementary schools. Some teachers were found to employ genuinely constructivist methods. Analyzes the theoretical background, methodology, and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies
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Asunta, Tuula – Science Education International, 1997
Reports on the effects of six different primary inservice training courses aimed at teachers' motivation, anxieties, hands-on working skills, and support needs. Results showed that primary teachers felt they needed more continuous support in the area of improving their knowledge and understanding of the subject, especially in chemistry and…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Parkinson, Eric – Science Education International, 1999
Criticizes the national curriculum in England and Wales for not giving elementary-school teachers the freedom to explore relationships between subjects, especially as they relate to scientific and technological literacy. Argues that teacher education in science and technology and teacher input into curriculum development must also be improved.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Hadjikyriacou, Ritsa Maria – Science Education International, 1999
Documents the history and present state of science education at the primary level in Cyprus against the background of the general educational system and goals. (WRM)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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