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Cayvaz, Aysegul; Akcay, Hakan; Kapici, Hasan Ozgur – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Simulations, which is a type of educational technology has started to be used widely in classes. Contradictive results show that there is no certain conclusion about the effects of them on students' domain knowledge, inquiry skills and attitudes towards science. The goal of the study is to compare the impacts of simulation-based and textbook-based…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Textbooks, Middle School Students, Academic Achievement
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Ozdemir, Erdogan; Coramik, Mustafa; Urek, Handan – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Physics is directly related to various professions since it is a fundamental science. Opticianry is one of such physics related professions. In this study, it was aimed to determine the conceptual understanding levels of opticians related to the concepts of light and optics which are directly related to their professions. In the study, which was…
Descriptors: Optics, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Light
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Corica, Ana Rosa – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
This paper reports on the results of the design and implementation of a didactic device proposed by a mathematics teacher-trainee. This student did a course designed for didactic-mathematical training with the aim of adopting a non-traditional didactic model based on research, while linking mathematics with other disciplines. The teacher-trainee…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Weinhandl, Robert; Lavicza, Zsolt; Hohenwarter, Markus; Schallert, Stefanie – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Combining new educational approaches and educational technologies can make mathematics education more adaptable to pupils' needs in the 21st century. Our explorative educational study aimed to identify how learning settings and learning environments should be designed to facilitate synthesising flipped approaches to education and using GeoGebra.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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El Takach, Suzanne; Yacoubian, Hagop A. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore school science teachers' and their students' perceptions of science and scientists. The participants included 116 in-service middle school chemistry teachers who attended a training program at the Faculty of Education, Lebanese University, and 250 of their students, randomly selected from a larger sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Elcan Kaynak, Naime; Akerson, Valarie L.; Cevik, Emel – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore third grade elementary students' Nature of Science (NOS) identities as a result of participating in a unit on electricity. The study took place in the context of a diverse third grade "at risk" (as identified by state regulations) classroom. Videotapes were made of all aspects of the electricity…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Self Concept, Scientific Principles
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Bozdemir Yuzbasioglu, Hafife; Candan Helvaci, Sevcan; Ezberci Cevik, Ebru; Kurnaz, Mehmet Altan – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
The aim of this research on an astronomy course is to examine the situations that arose when WhatsApp, a social media application, was used as a tool for cooperation and interaction. In this work, a case study design was adopted. The WhatsApp group created for the research was composed of 87 participants and the messages exchanged in the WhatsApp…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, Computer Software, Social Media
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Kutbay, Ekrem; Akpinar, Yavuz – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
This study explored the effects of modality, redundancy, and signaling principles in multimedia learning with abstract and concrete representations of an animation on learning in real middle school settings. Based on these principles of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, ten types of treatment conditions were tested with a pre-test and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Energy
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Engledowl, Christopher; Tarr, James E. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Recent standards reform documents across the globe have called for statistical literacy by the end of high school. Thus, it is important for teachers to develop a deep understanding of the content. Despite the relatively thick literature base connecting students' content knowledge and reasoning, research on these connections among practicing…
Descriptors: Mathematical Logic, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Distributions
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Bütüner, Suphi Önder; Baki, Adnan – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
In this action study, instructional environments were enriched with activities related to the history of mathematics in order to deepen students' beliefs about mathematics and reveal for them fun, interesting, and useful activities. The study enrolled twenty-four 8th-grade students. Data were collected by using multiple data collection tools. The…
Descriptors: History, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8
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Brodie, Karin; Chimhande, Tinoda – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Professional learning communities can be important sites for teacher learning depending on the quality of the conversations in these communities. This paper investigates how different activities in teacher communities support different content and depth in teacher conversations, through examining the conversations of four professional learning…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Correlation, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers
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Olivares, Vidal; Ceglie, Robert J. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2020
Cold sweats, head shakes, and memories of hardship are the common reactions when adults are introduced to a high school mathematics teacher. These negative reactions contribute to an attitude towards mathematics that continues to permeate American society. Unfortunately, there is a growing concern that these negative attitudes may be passed from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Generational Differences, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Avsar Erumit, Banu; Fouad, Khadija E.; Akerson, Valarie L. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
Action research was conducted in two sections of a scientific inquiry class in a Midwestern U.S. university to identify the types of questions that students ask for their investigations, identify emerging patterns regarding students' questioning, and determine students' ability to transfer their nature of science (NOS) understanding to a new…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Questioning Techniques
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Boz Yaman, Burcak – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
This study aims to investigate the properties of peer tutoring of first year engineering students on a Calculus-I course. Five dyads are constructed with different properties, and eight volunteer students. The students met regularly and studied calculus together for two months in technology-rich classrooms. To identify the properties and structure…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Izci, Kemal; Siegel, Marcelle A. – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2019
Assessing student learning to adapt instruction to support learning is an important skill all teachers need to develop. However, it is not an easy task for teachers and even more difficult for new teachers. The current study aims to explore an alternatively certified new chemistry teacher?s understanding and practices of classroom assessment to…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Science Teachers, Chemistry, Student Evaluation
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