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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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Kaya, Volkan Hasan; Elster, Doris – Science Education International, 2019
This study is based on a Delphi study on environmental literacy which is related to both teachers professional development and environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ([superscript E+]STEM ) literacy. In the light of the expert opinions, the goal is to determine what teachers should do to develop their experiences and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, STEM Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development
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Güven Yildirim, Ezgi; Köklükaya, Ayse Nesibe – Science Education International, 2018
The purposes of this study were first to investigate the effects of the project-based learning (PBL) method and project exhibition event on the success of physics teacher candidates, and second, to reveal the experiment group students' views toward this learning method and project exhibition. The research model called explanatory mixed method, in…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Science Achievement, Success, Opinions
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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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Das, Pabi Maya; Faikhamta, Chatree; Punsuvon, Vittaya – Science Education International, 2018
This study investigated the development of Bhutanese students' views of the nature of science (NOS) as they engaged in an explicit and reflective approach. Seven aspects of NOS were integrated into the chemistry content in two learning units titled "matter and its composition" and "study of gas laws" over a time span of 6 weeks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Scientific Principles
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Science Education International, 2018
The aim of the study was to determine gifted and talented students' views about biology activities in a science and art center. The study was conducted with 26 gifted and talented students who studied at a science and art center in southwestern Turkey. Students studied animal and plant genus and species in biology activities. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Talent, Student Attitudes, Biology, Science Instruction
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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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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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Dincer, Emrah Oguzhan; Osmanoglu, Aslihan – Science Education International, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine prospective science teachers' knowledge of and difficulties with the metric unit conversion. The participants of the study were 73 prospective science teachers. In this qualitative study, a measurement test with 14 questions was administered to the participants to examine their knowledge of and difficulties…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Knowledge Level, Measurement
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Vaino, Katrin; Vaino, Toomas; Ottander, Christina – Science Education International, 2018
In this study, middle school students' (8th grade, n = 24) problem-solving processes were investigated while implementing a design-based science learning (DBSL) approach. DBSL tries to incorporate science learning with the processes of engineering design. A DBSL module was developed by the research team within which students were expected to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Process Skills, Problem Solving
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Horsley, Jenny; Moeed, Azra – Science Education International, 2018
A decline in the number of students opting to study science in high school is a matter of international concern, particularly in relation to students who demonstrate high academic ability in science. These high-ability students have the potential to be the innovators and leaders of the future. There is a paucity of research that provides insight…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, High Achievement, Secondary School Students
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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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Angeloudi, Anastasia; Papageorgiou, George; Markos, Angelos – Science Education International, 2018
The study explored the possibilities to improve students' argumentation ability concerning factors that affect dissolving, through the implementation of two versions of a teaching scheme, with and without particle theory. The participants (age range 10-11, n = 27) belonged to two fifth-grade classes of a primary school in Northern Greece. Data…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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