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Kizilay, Esra; Yamak, Havva; Kavak, Nusret – Science Education International, 2019
The purposes of this study were to determine whether the departments that high school students consider choosing for their university education belong to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields or not and to reveal the relationship between their choice and gender, grade, and type of institution. The research was conducted…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences
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Suephatthima, Bureerat; Faikhamta, Chatree – Science Education International, 2018
Argument skills play a crucial role in fostering students' scientific literacy. Students who possess such skills can employ reason and evidence to make decisions. This classroom action research was aimed at investigating the best practices for teaching chemistry to promote argument skills through socioscientific issues (SSI). The participants were…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Scientific Literacy, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Giammatteo, Lucila; Obaya, Adolfo V. – Science Education International, 2018
The present paper offers a competency-based approach to evaluate high school laboratory skills during a chemistry course. The "Secretaría de Educación Pública" (Mexico's Ministry of Education) has identified experimental sciences specific competencies that are to be established in high school. This study investigated the following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Sanchez, Joje Mar P. – Science Education International, 2018
Understanding chemistry requires the interplay of several modes of representations which can be observed in the translational skills of students. This paper investigated the extent of the translational skills of students exposed to conventional lecture method (CLM) and the integrated macro-micro-symbolic approach (IMMSA). Individual interviews…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Lecture Method, Teaching Methods
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Chao, Yu-Long; Chou, Ying-Chyi; Yen, Hsin-Yi; Chen, Shr-Jya – Science Education International, 2017
As science textbooks are considered as one of the major source of climate change information of students, this study aims to examine the differences in energy saving and carbon reduction knowledge, attitude, and behavior between two groups of Taiwan's high school students using earth science textbooks of two different publishers. Some items of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Earth Science, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Kalathaki, Maria – Science Education International, 2017
School projects of environmental education promote discovery learning, through teamwork, by involving local communities, scientists, organizations, authorities, and bodies and are carried out largely online in virtual environments. This research aimed to identify and highlight those characteristics of local communities that can be exploited by…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, School Community Programs, Sustainable Development, Evaluation Methods
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Yerrick, Randy K.; Simons, Tiffany – Science Education International, 2017
As science fiction has a way of capturing the human imagination that few other genres can rival, this study sought to investigate the effects of using science fiction on the performance and interest of high school chemistry students. An action research approach was used to guide the first author's practice as she studied two college preparatory…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Science Fiction
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Gitari, Wanja – Science Education International, 2016
This qualitative study investigated non-guided applications of school science by high school youth in Ontario in non-school contexts. Although science education (in Ontario and elsewhere) mostly focuses on the meaningful learning of science, learning that can lead to knowledge application, non-guided application of acquired knowledge is rarely…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Urban Schools
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Valenti, S. S.; Masnick, A. M.; Cox, B. D.; Osman, C. J. – Science Education International, 2016
Although interest in science and math is often high in the elementary grades, interest in choosing science and math careers drops off beginning in junior high school for both genders, but especially for girls. By high school, a shift towards increased rigor is often accompanied by a lack of creativity in the way that scientific disciplines are…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Career Choice
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Kapucu, S.; Öçal, M. F.; Simsek, M. – Science Education International, 2016
The purposes of this study were (1) to develop a questionnaire measuring high school students' conceptions of the relationship between mathematics and physics, (2) and to determine the students' conceptions of the relationship between mathematics and physics. A total of 718 high school students (343 male, 375 female) participated in this study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, Questionnaires, High School Students
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Kanli, U. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of physics teachers' as well as university and high school students' understanding of some astronomy concepts. In recent years, the significance of astronomy teaching in science education has gradually increased. Many research studies indicate that students have misconceptions about the reasons for seasons, the…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests, Energy
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Olaniyan, A. O.; Omosewo, E. O. – Science Education International, 2015
The study investigated the Effects of a Target-Task Problem-Solving Model on Senior Secondary School Students' Performance in Physics. The research design was a quasi-experimental, non-randomized, non-equivalent pretest, post-test using a control group. The study was conducted in two schools purposively selected and involved a total of 120 Senior…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Science, Science Achievement, Models
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Chen, J.; Anderson, C. W. – Science Education International, 2015
Previous studies identified a learning progression on the concept of carbon cycling that was typically followed by American students when they progress from elementary to high school. This study examines the validity of this previously identified learning progression for a different group of learners--Chinese students. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Science Education
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Kocakaya, F.; Gönen, S. – Science Education International, 2014
Main aim of this study is to examine the influence of computer-assisted roundhouse diagrams on high school 9th grade students' academic achievements in the subjects of "Force and Motion". The study was carried out in a public high school in Diyarbakir the province in the Southeast of Turkey. In the study, the "pre-test-post-test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Motion
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Kennedy, T. J.; Odell, M. R. L. – Science Education International, 2014
With the "flattening" of the global economy in the 21st century, the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) has taken on new importance as economic competition has become truly global. STEM education has evolved into a meta-discipline, an integrated effort that removes the traditional barriers between these…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Learner Engagement, High School Students, Academic Achievement
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