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Tang, K. S. – Science Education International, 2015
In light of profound socio-economic and technological changes, the research from New Literacies has raised fundamental questions on the nature of literacy in the way we read, write, and communicate. Yet, in science education, research in literacy has been largely restricted to the domain of print-oriented academic language. This paper aims to set…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Scientific Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Soysal, Y. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of this critical review is to examine studies incorporating interconnectedness between Nature of Science (NOS) and Argumentation. This in-depth critical review seeks to illuminate insights and direction of the linkage between these two eminent research fields in science education. It involves a computerized, web-based search to provide…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Correlation, Educational Research
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Cavas, B. – Science Education International, 2015
The main purpose of this article is to analyse 5 volumes and 20 issues of "Science Education International" ("SEI") according to the authors' nationality and research topics of the articles, published in the journal between 2011 and 2015. In total, 126 articles were published, successfully submitted by 281 authors in 43…
Descriptors: Science Education, Trend Analysis, Educational Research, Content Analysis
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King, C. – Science Education International, 2015
International comparisons of school-level geoscience education across the world had shown great variability in the amount and content of the geoscience materials and in the ways in which it was taught. When this situation was discussed at meetings of organisations concerned with international school-level geoscience education in 2012, the decision…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Course Descriptions, Holistic Approach, Elementary School Curriculum
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Olaniyan, A. O.; Omosewo, E. O. – Science Education International, 2015
The study investigated the Effects of a Target-Task Problem-Solving Model on Senior Secondary School Students' Performance in Physics. The research design was a quasi-experimental, non-randomized, non-equivalent pretest, post-test using a control group. The study was conducted in two schools purposively selected and involved a total of 120 Senior…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Science, Science Achievement, Models
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Bilican, K.; Cakiroglu, J.; Oztekin, C. – Science Education International, 2015
Exploring different contexts to facilitate in-depth nature of science (NOS) views were seen as critical for better professional development of pre-service science teachers, which ultimately would assure better students' NOS understanding and achieve an ultimate goal of current science education reforms. This study aimed to reduce the lack of…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Context Effect, Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Chen, J.; Anderson, C. W. – Science Education International, 2015
Previous studies identified a learning progression on the concept of carbon cycling that was typically followed by American students when they progress from elementary to high school. This study examines the validity of this previously identified learning progression for a different group of learners--Chinese students. The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Science Education
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Wangila, M. J.; Martin, W.; Ronald, M. – Science Education International, 2015
This study examined the effect of Programmed Instruction on students' attitude towards Structure of the Atom and the Periodic Table (SAPT) among mixed (co-educational) secondary schools of Butere district, Kakamega county, Kenya. The quasi-experimental research design was adopted, using the nonrandomized Solomon four-group as a model. The sample…
Descriptors: Programmed Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Deveci, I.; Onder, I. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the views of the students on homework assignments for science courses. Survey method was adopted for this study. The sample for the study was composed of 1584 seventh and eighth grade students from middle schools. The views of the students regarding homework assignments for science and technology…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Homework, Assignments
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Maharaj-Sharma, R.; Sharma, A. – Science Education International, 2015
This study was undertaken to examine and interpret how science teachers in Trinidad and Tobago used analogies in their science teaching. A total of 30 lessons taught by five different teachers were observed and analysed using an interpretative research methodology to develop generalized observations. The findings revealed that in general science…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Observation, Interviews, Science Instruction
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Acar, O. – Science Education International, 2015
This study compared student scientific reasoning and conceptual knowledge in argumentation-based and traditional instruction, taught in school regions with low and high socio-economic status (SES) respectively. Furthermore, concrete and formal reasoning students' scientific reasoning and conceptual knowledge were compared during both instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Socioeconomic Status
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Kennedy, I.; Smith, P.; Sexton, S. S. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper reports on a study investigating the effectiveness of a new professional learning development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand, The Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy (The Academy). The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate (students aged 5 to 13) classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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De Gale, S.; Boisselle, L. N. – Science Education International, 2015
POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) is a collaborative learning technique that employs guided inquiry within a cyclic system of exploration, concept invention, and application. This action research explores students' academic performance on a unit of organic chemistry work taught using POGIL, in addition to the effect of POGIL on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Action Research, Organic Chemistry
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Saribas, D. – Science Education International, 2015
The study investigates the relationship between pre-service teachers' scientific literacy (SL) and their environmental literacy (EL). It also seeks significant differences in SL at different levels of a tendency towards life-long learning (LLT). With the world facing critical environmental problems, an interdisciplinary approach to teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Environment, Lifelong Learning
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Spinola, H. – Science Education International, 2015
The main goal of environmental education is to improve environmental literacy, including not just more knowledge but also a better attitude toward the environment and a higher prevalence of pro-environmental behaviours. The Eco-School Program is considered the world largest environmental education program for schools, but it keeps growing without…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Grade 9
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