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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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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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Lekhu, Motshidisi; Matoti, Sheila – Science Education International, 2020
This non-experimental exploratory survey examined pre-service science teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and professional identity as influenced by their secondary school years learning experiences. A convenience sample of 60 undergraduate science student teachers participated in this study. An open-ended questionnaire on secondary school science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Chowdhury, T. B. M.; Holbrook, Jack; Rannikmäe, Miia – Science Education International, 2020
This article sought to give an overview of different interpretations and characterizations of socioscientific issues (SSIs) by identifying single entities that could form components of SSI and give examples of where single entities were combined to involve SSI in enhancing scientific literacy. Through a narrative literature review, the article…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Scientific Literacy, Citizenship Responsibility
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Altan, Esra Bozkurt; Üçüncüoglu, Irem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
This research aimed at preparing an out-of-school Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education program for secondary school students and investigating the effects of the program on students' interest in STEM fields. As part of this investigation, this study sought the students' awareness of a career in these fields as well as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Ates, Yesim Taktat; Ates, Hüseyin; Özbek, Neslihan; Afacan, Özlem – Science Education International, 2019
The aim of this study was to determine special education teachers' self-efficacy belief levels toward science. In the study, an explanatory mixed method was used in which quantitative and qualitative research methods were involved together. This study included both survey and case study methodology. To determine the level of special education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Rogayan, Danilo V., Jr.; Dollete, Lea F. – Science Education International, 2019
With the recent implementation of the K-12 curriculum in the Philippines, teachers are challenged to develop relevant, research-based, and responsive instructional materials. At present, few reference materials for use have been prepared for the required senior high school (SHS) competencies. This study developed a workbook in physical science for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Physical Sciences
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Baptista, Geilsa Costa Santos; Araujo, Geane Machado – Science Education International, 2019
We present and discuss the results of qualitative research based on a case study with biology undergraduate students from a public University of Bahia state, Brazil. The objective was to identify the influence of practical experiences involving ethnobiology applied to science teaching on intercultural dialogue into their initial training. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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Aghekyan, Rosa – Science Education International, 2019
This article describes the development and validation of an instrument called science identities, expectations of success in science, values of science, and environmental attitudes (SIEVEA). The instrument is a convenient online survey that can be used to measure students' SIEVEA. First, 1764 high school students from 11 school districts in New…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Self Concept, School Districts
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Semilarski, Helen; Soobard, Regina; Rannikmäe, Miia – Science Education International, 2019
Developing student self-efficacy and conceptualizing the importance of core ideas are seen as important learning areas in science education. Such core ideas can be elucidated with respect to the science discipline as well as interdisciplinary learning. Schools can be expected to promote high levels of students' self-efficacy in acquiring major…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Education, Daily Living Skills, Job Skills
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Menezes, Isadora Moutinho Carvalho A.; Ovigli, Daniel Fernando Bovolent; Colombo, Pedro Donizete, Jr. – Science Education International, 2018
The present research aims to analyze the publications related to astronomy education that discusses the interface between formal education (FE) and non-FE (NFE) at scientific events and a journal in the Brazilian context. These events were the National Symposium on Astronomy Education, the National Meeting on Research in Science Education (ENPEC),…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Science Education, Astronomy, Periodicals
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Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan; Bayri, Nezihe Gökçen – Science Education International, 2018
In this article, the relationships between students' personal relationship to the concept of pressure and teaching conditions of this concept were investigated in terms of the Anthropological Theory of Didactics. To determine these complex relationships, first an institutional analysis was conducted, and in this same manner, the textbook has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Achievement Tests
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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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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2018
The main aim of this study was to determine the factors that affect the environmental literacy (EL) of 15-year-old students in Germany. The data were based on findings from the PISA 2015 of German students (n = 6.504), which were published on the official PISA site (http://www.pisa.oecd.org). According to the results, there was a positive and…
Descriptors: Environment, Literacy, Science Education, Socioeconomic Status
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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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