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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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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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Hanson, Ruby; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, diagnostic worksheets adopted from the Royal Society of Chemistry and microscale chemistry activities were employed to investigate teacher trainees' understanding of chemical compounds. The framework for the study was hinged on the constructivist theory. Participants in this study were 36 1st-year undergraduate teacher trainees of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Diagnostic Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Körhasan, Nilüfer Didis; Gürel, Derya Kaltakçi – Science Education International, 2019
Experience and intuition may help explain everyday phenomena. However, physics concepts cannot be induced directly from them. Learning physics requires an examination of the ideas of scientifically constructed theoretical frameworks, explaining coherently organized physics concepts. This research examined student teachers' physics knowledge in…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Physics, Knowledge Level
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Mustu, Özlem Eryilmaz; Sen, Ahmet Ilhan – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, the impacts of teaching modern physics topics according to textbooks that are prepared based on two different physics curricula implemented in Turkey on students' success, problem-solving skills, and attitudes were examined. The sample of the study consisted of 80 high school students studying in the 12th grade. Within the scope of…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools
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Özcan, Hasan; Kostur, Hakki Ilker – Science Education International, 2019
Recently, with the influence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education approach, the material design has become an important aspect within science courses. The material development course in science curriculums is a unique opportunity to evaluate pre-service teachers' material designs. In this study, student science teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics
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Körhasan, Nilüfer Didis; Eryilmaz, Ali; Erkoç, Sakir – Science Education International, 2018
As part of a multiphase study (Didis et al., 2014; Didis et al., 2016), this research focused on the effective issues on cognition, and it examined the role of metacognition in the construction of mental models. With the identification of students' mental models of quantization of physical observables in the previous parts of the project, we…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Schemata (Cognition), Scientific Concepts, Quantum Mechanics
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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan – Science Education International, 2016
The objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between preservice teachers' time and study environment management, effort regulation, self-efficacy beliefs, control of learning beliefs and metacognitive self-regulation. This study also investigates the direct and indirect effects of metacognitive self-regulation on time and study…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Self Control
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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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Vieira, Rodrigo Drumond; De Medeiros Dias, Humberto; De Melo, Viviane Florentino; Do Nascimento, Silvania Sousa – Science Education International, 2016
In this article we approach the problem of identification and recognition of argumentation by teacher educators of a physics undergraduate course of a large university in the southeast of Brazil. Our proposed markers criteria, such as "opposing" of ideas and "reciprocal justifications" were partially validated by the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Teacher Educators
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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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Tural, G. – Science Education International, 2015
Students commonly find the field of physics difficult. Therefore, they generally have learning problems. One of the subjects with which they have difficulties is optics within a physics discipline. This study aims to determine students' conceptual understanding levels at different education levels relating to lenses in geometric optics. A…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Optics, Physics, Concept Formation
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Kisla, T. – Science Education International, 2015
The popularity and importance of distance education (DE) have increased along with advances in information and communication technologies. Many educational institutions now use DE applications. Today, as the importance of scientific literacy rises, the integration of DE into science education has become obligatory. At this point, this study seeks…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Distance Education
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