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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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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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Boz, Yezdan; Belge-Can, Hatice – Science Education International, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of a microteaching lesson study on pre-service chemistry teachers' collective pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) regarding solubility concepts. Three pre-service chemistry teachers participated in this study. Data were collected by means of lesson plans, semi-structured interviews,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Chemistry, 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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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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Ong, Eng Tek; Luo, Xingkai; Yuan, Jing; Yingprayoon, Janchai – Science Education International, 2020
This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a professional development program on the use of a STEM-based 5E Inquiry Learning Model in enhancing the learning of STEM-based Inquiry Learning Model among 78 in- and pre-service science teachers. The topic electric circuit was used as the context of the study. Given the aim and the exploratory…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, STEM Education, Active Learning
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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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Türköz, Gizem; Öztürk, Nurhan – Science Education International, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine the quality of the written argument of pre-service science teachers on certain socio-scientific issues (SSI) and their opinions about the process of something. The study group consisted of 26 pre-service science teachers (18 females and 8 males) studying in their 3rd year of a state university. The purposeful…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Video Technology
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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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Mataka, Lloyd M.; Saderholm, Jon C.; Hodge, Tracy – Science Education International, 2019
This study explored the epistemological beliefs of the science faculty at a small liberal arts college in the Southern United States and investigated the effect of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) professional development (PD). The teacher beliefs interviews (Luft and Roehrig, 2007) were used to investigate epistemological beliefs of faculty…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Epistemology
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Qureshi, Azhar M.; Demir, Kadir – Science Education International, 2019
Pakistan, like many other countries of the world, has continually been criticized for its unproductive professional development (PD) policies and practices for teachers due to low student achievement in science disciplines. A good portion of science teachers (62%) in Pakistan was found to be uncomfortable in teaching the scientific concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies
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Richman, Laila J.; Haines, Sarah; Fello, Shannon – Science Education International, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the design, implementation, and initial outcomes of a collaborative professional development program intended to prepare middle and high school educators to implement effectively the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in classrooms with diverse learners. The professional development program discussed…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Pektas, Murat; Kepceoglu, Ibrahim – Science Education International, 2019
This case study investigated what prospective science education teachers think about the use of gamification in education. 44 pre-service science teachers were asked to provide their opinions about the use of gamification in education after a 4-week implementation of gamification. The participants revealed the benefits of gamification such as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Educational Games, Science Teachers
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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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Pareek, Ram Babu – Science Education International, 2019
The present study aimed to explore the availability and utilization of a science laboratory for the teaching and learning of science. This study was a joint collaboration with India's Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Government of India, and the National Council of Educational Research and Training. The study adopted descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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