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Kaygisiz, Gülfem Muslu; Uygun, Nese; Uçar, F. Melike – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the level of pre-service primary school teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in science teaching and their level of determining taxonomy, strategy, and teaching methods-techniques for the curriculum's objectives in primary science education. A total of 101 pre-service teachers who were…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Instruction
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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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Sexton, Steven S. – Science Education International, 2020
In 2017, a change to the national curriculum of New Zealand required primary teachers to implement a new component into the Technology area of The New Zealand Curriculum. This was to be fully implemented by the start of the 2020 school year. However, unless this was a personal area of ability, no primary teacher in New Zealand has been trained or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, National Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers, Technology Education
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Skoumios, Michael; Balia, Constantinia – Science Education International, 2020
The research that studies the development of the structure of primary school students' written arguments on science issues is particularly limited. The present paper aimed to study the effect of a teaching intervention for electric circuits on the structure of primary school students' written arguments. Instructional material was developed based…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Written Language, Persuasive Discourse, Elementary School Science
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Yalcin, Fatma Aggul; Yalcin, Mehmet – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine Turkish primary teacher candidates' conceptual understandings of gases. In this study, a survey approach was used. The sample consisted of 240 primary teacher candidates. As the data collection tool, a questionnaire of six questions consisting of three open-ended and three multiple choice was used. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James P. – Science Education International, 2019
This study investigated 8th-grade science students (13-14 years old) in advanced and traditional ability classrooms perceptions of their vocabulary knowledge, learning, and content achievement. This research acknowledges the critical role that developing vocabulary knowledge from reading plays in gaining a deeper content understanding as well as…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Scientific Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Correlation
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Hafizoglu, Aslihan; Yerdelen, Sundus – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of 7th grade students' motivation toward learning science in the relationship between their science learning environment perceptions and science achievement. The correlational research design was utilized in this study and data were collected from 922 7th grade students using…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
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Hamalosmanoglu, Mustafa; Varinlioglu, Serdar – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of the study was to reveal the effects of scientific argumentation-oriented teaching activities on the environmental attitudes and knowledge of seventh-grade Turkish students within the human and environment unit compared to the activities suggested by the ministry of education science and technology curriculum. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 7, Student Attitudes
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Uygur, Mutlu – Science Education International, 2019
In this research, the effects of using digitally supported concept maps on the academic success of students in science classes in primary education and their opinions toward the advantages of digitally supported concept maps were examined. The research was conducted with seventh-grade students in a state school in Turkey. This research used a…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Elementary School Science, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students
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Ambusaidi, Abdulla; Al-Yahyai, Rashid; Taylor, Subhashni; Taylor, Neil – Science Education International, 2019
While school gardens are familiar in many Western contexts and research has reported significant pedagogical and affective is correct benefits of these resources, there is limited reporting of their use in non-western contexts. A pilot school gardening project involving a quasi-experimental mixed method design was undertaken in the Sultanate of…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pilot Projects
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Galperin, Diego; Raviolo, Andrés – Science Education International, 2019
Research related to the teaching and learning of the lunar phases reveals a low level of understanding of this astronomical phenomenon by most students of all educational levels. Therefore, there is a need to develop didactic materials to promote adequate comprehension of this phenomenon and which have been tried out in the classroom. Presented…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Models
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Aktamis, Hilal; Higde, Emrah – Science Education International, 2018
This study aimed to determine the changes in understanding about the nature of science (NOS) and conceptual values of 28 elementary science teacher candidates who engaged in the instruction of the nature and history of science (NHOS). A values scale was used to determine the values of science teacher candidates in six areas of the conceptual…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational History, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires
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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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Ceylan, Özge; Yigit, Elif Atabek – Science Education International, 2018
In this study, the use of concept cartoons in a particle structure of matter unit was investigated using the flow map of 7th-grade students' academic achievement. The development of their cognitive structures and thoughts about concept cartoons was analyzed. 27 experimental and 27 control group students who were studying in the 7th grade…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Teaching Methods, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Ahokoski, Essi; Korventausta, Miikka; Veermans, Koen; Jaakkola, Tomi – Science Education International, 2017
This paper reports outcomes of a 2-day inquiry learning training course for in-service teachers (N=102) with a specific focus on teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, perceptions of inquiry learning, and satisfaction with the training course. Teachers' self-efficacy and their perceptions of inquiry learning were measured both at the beginning and at…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Pretests Posttests
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