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Firat, Esra Açikgül – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine the science teachers' perceptions of and beliefs about integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the science curriculum. A case study research method was used to determine teachers' perceptions and beliefs of integrated STEM education in the science curriculum. The…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes, Concept Formation, Science Curriculum
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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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Ladachart, Luecha; Ladachart, Ladapa – Science Education International, 2019
According to constructivist theory, learning is a construction of new knowledge based on prior knowledge. As a consequence, science teachers are encouraged to take students' prior knowledge into account. It is evident in many cases that although students' prior knowledge is often not consistent with scientific knowledge, they may have some…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Quansah, Rebecca Esi; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly Adjoa; Essiam, Charles – Science Education International, 2019
The study investigated challenges affecting the teaching and learning of Integrated Science in rural Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Effutu Municipality in the central region of Ghana. A qualitative approach was employed. Purposive sampling was employed to select six rural JHSs from the municipality. A closed-structured interview was used to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Science Instruction, Junior High School Students, Instructional Materials
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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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Olpak, Yusuf Ziya; Ates, Huseyin – Science Education International, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine pre-service science teachers' perceptions toward additional instructional strategies in biology laboratory applications in the scope of blended learning. This study used a mixed-methods sequential explanatory design model and was conducted with 69 students who study in their 2nd year in the department of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Biology, Science Instruction
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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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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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Bardone, Emanuele; Burget, Mirjam; Saage, Katrin; Taaler, Maarja – Science Education International, 2017
Originally introduced in several policy documents issued by different institutions belonging to the European Union (EU), the term responsible research and innovation (hereafter RRI) has gained considerable attention in recent years among researchers coming from different backgrounds and disciplines. RRI constitutes an attempt to articulate a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Science Teachers
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Higgins, Joanna; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2017
Developing students' scientific literacy requires teachers to use a variety of pedagogical approaches including video as a form of instruction. In addition, using video is a way of engaging students in science ideas not otherwise accessible to them. This study investigated the merit of video clips representing scientific ideas in a secondary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Dialogs (Language), Cooperative Learning
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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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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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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