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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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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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Baptista, Geilsa Costa Santos – Science Education International, 2018
This article aims to discuss the purpose of ethnobiology in biology teachers' training based on conceptions of biology teachers before and after their participation in a training course for science teachers that involved ethnobiology. The research was developed in 2009 and involved semi-structured interviews with nine biology teachers of public…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Biology, Science Education, Science Teachers
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Aksakalli, Ayhan – Science Education International, 2018
Purpose: This study used the qualitative method of a case study with the purpose of investigating the effects of science teaching based on critical pedagogy principles on the classroom climate. Method: The samples of the study consisted of 20 eighth-grade students enrolled in a middle school located in the Yakutiye district of the province of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Instructional Effectiveness, Critical Theory, Foreign Countries
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Idin, Sahin; Dönmez, Ismail – Science Education International, 2017
The aim of this study was to investigate Turkish Science teachers' views about gender equity in the scope of science education. This study was conducted with the quantitative methodology. Within this scope, a 35-item 5-point Likert scale survey was developed to determine Science teachers' views concerning gender equity issues. 160 Turkish Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Sex Fairness
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Bahar, Fatma; Sahin, Elvan – Science Education International, 2017
Science education has changed in recent decades with respect to key issues faced in this century. These issues such as renewable energy, waste management, air quality, and biodiversity require dealing with the transition toward a sustainable future. Thus, to contribute to the reconceptualization of science education in a developing country, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Filippi, Alyssa; Agarwal, Dipali – Science Education International, 2017
There is a need for individuals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers to drive the innovation and research potential of Europe. Yet, there is expected to be a decrease in the number of STEM professionals, as there is less student interest in STEM fields of the study. Studies show that STEM classes that focus on…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Inquiry, Science Education, Teaching Methods
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De Vries, Bregje; Schouwenaars, Ilona; Stokhof, Harry – Science Education International, 2017
The Ark of Inquiry seeks to support inquiry-based science education (IBSE) in different countries and school systems across Europe by teachers that may differ in light of their prior experiences with IBSE. Given the differences, the assumption is that teachers need to make adaptations to the approach and materials of the Ark of Inquiry. This study…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Mbanefo, Maryrose Chinwe; Eboka, Obiajulu C. – Science Education International, 2017
Innovative and entrepreneurial skill acquisition in Nigeria entails focusing on what should be done to bridge the gap between the school and labor market, where the learner will work after graduation, so as to be self-reliant in the society. Specifically, the study determined: The innovative and entrepreneurial skills needed in basic science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Skill Development
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Smallbone, Catherine; Rofe, Craig; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2017
This paper presents a literature review of theory and briefly presents insight from a case study. The literature review attempts to explain what Putaiao is, how it is being taught, and the learning of Putaiao. It also investigates the Putaiao curriculum and the challenges currently being faced. The literature covers students from early childhood,…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Literature Reviews
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Kutluca, Ali Yigit; Aydin, A. – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the altering perceptions and opinions of prospective elementary science teachers regarding argumentation while they were engaged in argumentative discourse. The participating teachers were engaged in socio-scientific argumentation for 9 weeks involving a 6-step process on a course "Special Topics in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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