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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2019
This study is based on a Delphi study on environmental literacy which is related to both teachers professional development and environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ([superscript E+]STEM ) literacy. In the light of the expert opinions, the goal is to determine what teachers should do to develop their experiences and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, STEM Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development
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Bell, Shawn E.; Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2018
This paper reports on the illuminatory and exploratory phase of a study into how two educational systems are interconnecting content, policy, and teaching practice into science professional development (PD). New Zealand implemented a new curriculum in 2007 for full implementation in 2010, which should have altered how science was delivered in…
Descriptors: Science Education, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Irez, Serhat; Han-Tosunoglu, Cigdem; Dogan, Nihal; Cakmakci, Gultekin; Yalaki, Yalcin; Erdas-Kartal, Eda – Science Education International, 2018
Many scholars and science curricula from around the world describe socioscientific issues (SSIs) as meaningful contexts for teaching about the nature of science (NOS). These calls are guided by the assumption that science teachers are able to identify relevant aspects of the NOS in a given SSI and to decide how to utilize these for NOS…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Silm, Gerli; Tiitsaar, Kai; Pedaste, Margus; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Papaevripidou, Marios – Science Education International, 2017
The use of inquiry-based learning (IBL) is encouraged in schools, as it has been shown to be an effective method for raising students' motivation in STEM subjects and increasing their understanding of scientific concepts. Nevertheless, IBL is not very often used in classrooms by teachers due to different (perceived) obstacles. Within the Ark of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes
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Almuntasheri, S.; Gillies, R. M.; Wright, T. – Science Education International, 2016
Despite a general consensus on the educational effectiveness of inquiry-based instruction, the enacted type of inquiry in science classrooms remains debatable in many countries including Saudi Arabia. This study compared guided-inquiry based teachers' professional development to teacher-directed approach in supporting Saudi students to understand…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Inquiry
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McGinnis, J. Randy; McDonald, Chris; Hestness, Emily; Breslyn, Wayne – Science Education International, 2016
This exploratory study investigates what science educators from differing groups (outside of higher education--informal and formal (K-12) and inside of higher education--content and pedagogy experts) believe are the roles and responsibilities (and what actions these might involve) in climate change education for: 1) their group of educators, and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Responsibility, Climate
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McDonald, Christine V. – Science Education International, 2016
Recent global educational initiatives and reforms have focused on increasing the number of students pursuing STEM subjects, and ensuring students are well-prepared, and suitably qualified to engage in STEM careers. This paper examines the contributions of the four disciplines--Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics--to the field of STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Scientific Literacy
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Maharaj-Sharma, R.; Sharma, A. – Science Education International, 2015
This study was undertaken to examine and interpret how science teachers in Trinidad and Tobago used analogies in their science teaching. A total of 30 lessons taught by five different teachers were observed and analysed using an interpretative research methodology to develop generalized observations. The findings revealed that in general science…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Observation, Interviews, Science Instruction
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Kennedy, I.; Smith, P.; Sexton, S. S. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper reports on a study investigating the effectiveness of a new professional learning development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand, The Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy (The Academy). The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate (students aged 5 to 13) classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Holbrook, J.; Rannikmae, M.; Valdmann, A. – Science Education International, 2014
This paper identifies an "education through science" philosophy for school science teaching at the secondary level and determines its interrelationship with approaches to student acquisition of key educational competences and the identification of teacher needs to promote meaningful learning during science lessons. Based on the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Sormunen, K.; Keinonen, T.; Holbrook, J. – Science Education International, 2014
The core idea of the PROFILES project is to support science teachers' continuous professional development. The instructional innovation of the PROFILES is the so called Three Stage Model (TSM) which aims to arouse students' intrinsic motivation, to offer a meaningful inquiry-based learning environment and to use the science learning in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Continuing Education
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Kyza, E. A.; Georgiou, Y. – Science Education International, 2014
Teacher ownership is crucial for the sustainability of science education reform efforts. This paper discusses participatory design as a bottom-up approach for promoting teachers' sense of ownership of inquiry-based learning and teaching approach as put forward by the PROFILES project. According to the prevalent argument in favor of participatory…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes, Participative Decision Making
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Gabrielson, Curtis A.; Hsi, Sherry – Science Education International, 2012
This paper articulates and illustrates design principles that guided the development of a set of hands-on teaching activities for the national science and mathematics curricula at junior-high and high-school level education in Timor-Leste, a small, low-income nation in Southeast Asia. A partnership between a university, an international science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Mathematics
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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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Yilmaz, Hülya; Türkmen, Hakan – Science Education International, 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which primary science teachers understand the new reform implemented in Turkey and to examine their perceptions regarding science instruction. Thus, it could be possible to show an accurate picture of what is currently happening in primary science classrooms and identify the kind of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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