Subjects -> EDUCATION (Total: 2405 journals)
    - ADULT EDUCATION (22 journals)
    - COLLEGE AND ALUMNI (10 journals)
    - E-LEARNING (35 journals)
    - EDUCATION (2062 journals)
    - HIGHER EDUCATION (144 journals)
    - INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS (4 journals)
    - ONLINE EDUCATION (39 journals)
    - SCHOOL ORGANIZATION (14 journals)
    - SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION (39 journals)
    - TEACHING METHODS AND CURRICULUM (36 journals)

EDUCATION (2062 journals)            First | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     

Showing 801 - 857 of 857 Journals sorted alphabetically
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Educational Methodology     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of New Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Play     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Research in Education Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Research Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Science Education, Part B Communication and Public Engagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Training Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Lifelong Education and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal on School Disaffection     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Online Journal of Teachers in Collaboration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Quarterly of Community Health Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Review of Economics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access  
Interritórios     Open Access  
InterScientia     Open Access  
Intervention in School and Clinic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investigación en la Escuela     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Investigations in Mathematics Learning     Hybrid Journal  
Irish Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRJE (Indonesian Research Journal in Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access  
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Istanbul Journal of Innovation in Education     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
Italiano LinguaDue     Open Access  
Itinerario Educativo     Open Access  
Itinerarios Educativos     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAMP : Jurnal Administrasi dan Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jendela Olahraga     Open Access  
JET (Journal of English Teaching)     Open Access  
JINoP (Jurnal Inovasi Pembelajaran)     Open Access  
JIPM (Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika)     Open Access  
JMIR Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMPM : Jurnal Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
JOHME : Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education     Open Access  
Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Journal for STEM Education Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Academic Advising     Open Access  
Journal of Academic Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Academy of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Accounting and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Accounting Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Adult Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Aesthetic Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Al-Qadisiya in Arts and Educational Sciense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Studies in Language     Open Access  
Journal of Appreciative Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Architectural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Attention Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Behavioral Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Biological Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Business Ethics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Chandrakasemsarn     Open Access  
Journal of Chemical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Childhood Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Classics Teaching     Open Access  
Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of College Student Retention : Research, Theory and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Computing in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Contemporary Integrative Ideas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Contemporary Water Resource & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Creative Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Criminal Justice Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Curriculum and Instruction     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Curriculum and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Curriculum Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Curriculum Theorizing     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Dental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Distance Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Early Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Economic Education     Open Access  
Journal of Economic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

  First | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8     

Similar Journals
Journal Cover
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.737
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 25  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1573-1774 - ISSN (Online) 1571-0068
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2624 journals]
  • A Foucauldian Analysis of Representations of Mathematicians in Lower
           Secondary Mexican Mathematics Textbooks
    • Abstract: We report on a study focused on identifying how the notion of “the mathematician” is constructed in lower secondary Mexican mathematics textbooks. To conduct the study, we adopted a Foucauldian approach that allows us to identify the way in which the notion of the mathematician is constructed but also to delineate the possible effects that such construction may have on students’ subjectivities. Results show that the representations of mathematicians that most frequently appear in these textbooks are males, mainly Europeans, who lived in ancient times. The representations of female mathematicians are almost nil. We conceptualize the representations of mathematicians contained in these mathematics textbooks as part of a discourse that creates realities and constructs subjectivities, and suggest a theoretical explanation of the mechanisms that allow these representations to circulate and to be perpetuated.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Sources of Mathematics Self-Efficacy in Chinese Students: a Mixed-Method
           Study with Q-Sorting Procedure
    • Abstract: Understanding the development of mathematics self-efficacy has important implications. Based on Bandura’s four sources of self-efficacy, most previous studies mainly examined whether the sources predicted or correlated with mathematics self-efficacy, which might have oversimplified the underlying mechanism of self-efficacy development. This study conducted an in-depth investigation into the sources of mathematics self-efficacy of Chinese junior high school students. A mixed-method approach was adopted, which incorporated semi-structured interview with the “Q-sorting” procedure. Twelve Chinese students (6 boys and 6 girls, mean age 13.2 years) were purposely selected based on gender and their mathematics self-efficacy levels. Findings showed that students with either high or low self-efficacy not only experienced different degrees of exposure to the sources of self-efficacy but also held diverse viewpoints about the effects of each source on their mathematics self-efficacy. Girls recalled receiving more social persuasion and experiencing more anxiety than boys in mathematics learning. Yet, girls’ perceptions of the influence of each source were not significantly different from boys’. In contrast to previous studies conducted in western contexts, this study demonstrates Chinese students’ different viewpoints about the influence of effort, competition and face issue on their mathematics self-efficacy. Findings of this study shed light on the complex mechanism underlying the development of self-efficacy in mathematics learning.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Maker-Centered Project-Based Learning in Inclusive Classes: Supporting
           Students’ Active Participation with Teacher-Directed Reflective
           Discussions
    • Abstract: Supporting students’ active participation in maker-centered project-based learning (PBL) can be challenging in inclusive classes. The aim of this study was to support students’ active participation in cooperative team via teacher-directed reflective discussions during an inclusive, maker-centered PBL unit. The study was conducted during the students’ final year of primary school. In the context of 44 students’ inclusive class, the study focused on a team of 11 students (4 girls, 7 boys; aged 12 – 13 years) who worked in pairs and had their own differentiated responsibility areas (e.g. interior designers had interior design and lighting responsibilities) in the construction of a scale-model house. Because students in PBL need support in their learning, reflective discussions were organized after each lesson to ensure students’ participation. Reflective discussions were video recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using a content and co-occurrence network analysis. The analysis revealed that teacher-directed reflective discussions first focused on supporting the cooperation of all students and then ensured the continuity of the process with most of the pairs. Some pairs, consisting of students with learning difficulties, needed intensified support until they could actively participate. The results indicate that teacher-directed reflective discussions improve students’ cooperation skills and promote participation. A carefully prepared group composition enables the teacher to give intensified support to those students who need it most. In light of the results, we recommend that teachers focus on group composition when preparing inclusive, maker-centered PBL projects and use reflective discussions during said projects to promote inclusion and support students’ active participation.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Citizenship Education in Science Curricula: Exploring the Saudi Arabia
           Case
    • Abstract: This study aimed to reveal the extent to which citizenship values are included in Saudi Arabian elementary science textbooks, which teachers have to use. The content of six grades 4 to 6 textbooks used in the first and second semesters was analyzed with a focus on three themes related to citizenship values: cultural, social, and political dimensions. Each of these value dimensions has 10 sub-components. Each textbook for each semester was analyzed using a purposively developed Likert scale to gauge the extent of citizenship value inclusion. The results reflect nominal inclusion of citizenship values in the science textbooks: cultural values reflected low inclusion (mean 2.09), political values had low inclusion (mean 1.97), and social values had very low inclusion (1.77). In addition, there was an insufficient degree of balanced progression and expansion of the distribution of citizenship values in relation to their different dimensions over the successive school grade levels. Saudi curriculum planners are encouraged to design developmentally appropriate science curricula that include citizenship values in each of content, resources (especially textbooks), activities, topics/issues, and assessment.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Comparing the Lower Secondary Textbooks of Japan and England: a
           Praxeological Analysis of Symmetry and Transformations in Geometry
    • Abstract: This study is aimed at comparing the content in mathematics textbooks from Japan and England, focusing on symmetry and transformations at the lower secondary level. We adopted the concept of praxeology, a main construct of the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic (ATD). Using the ATD framework, our approach regarded textbooks as an empirical source which can reveal knowledge to be taught in the didactic transposition process. The praxeological analysis results indicated that symmetry and transformations in the Japanese textbooks were strongly influenced by the teaching of geometric proofs, while transformations in the textbooks from England had many connections to other contexts or contents across domains. These findings suggested the ways in which the knowledge of symmetry and transformations is differently situated in the two countries’ textbooks in terms of different praxeological organisations. We further discussed our findings for elaborating the theoretical and methodological aspects of this study, which can potentially contribute to future research on textbooks in mathematics education.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Cognitive Effect of Tracing Gesture in the Learning from Mathematics
           Worked Examples
    • Abstract: The present study attempted to replicate the previous results of Hu et al. (Learning and Instruction 35:85–93 2015) and further examined the boundary condition of tracing gesture whether its cognitive effect is merely comparable with other attention-guiding means, i.e., textual attention cueing, in two different learning tasks in nature. In two experiments, 11- to 13-year-old students were asked to study the worked examples on angles relationships involving parallel lines (experiment 1) and laws of exponents (experiment 2) either without tracing instruction, with textual attention cueing instruction, or tracing instruction. The tracing group outperformed the other two groups on a subsequent test and reported lower levels of test difficulty in experiment 1 but not in experiment 2, suggesting that the cognitive effect of tracing gesture was beyond guiding attention in the learning from highly visuospatial-based worked examples but not in the materials that are less obviously visuospatial in nature. The present findings suggested that tracing gesture offers a simple yet effective embodied technique that may further enhance the worked example-based learning through its cognitive effect specifically on the task involved with spatial information.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Diagnosing Preservice Teachers’ Understanding of Statistics and
           Probability: Developing a Test for Cognitive Assessment
    • Abstract: This study investigates preservice middle school mathematics teachers’ understanding of statistics and probability and provides a cognitive diagnostic assessment of their strengths and weaknesses on these subjects. A statistical reasoning test that included 15 multiple-choice and 5 open-ended items was developed from the perspective of the log-linear cognitive diagnosis model, which is a general form of the cognitive diagnosis models. The statistical reasoning test was applied to 456 preservice teachers from 4 universities in 3 different regions of Turkey. The collected data were analyzed using the Mplus 6.12 software, and diagnostic feedback on the preservice teachers’ responses was provided based on the findings. The analysis suggested that although many preservice teachers were able to represent and interpret the given data, most experienced difficulty in drawing inferences about populations based on samples, selecting and using appropriate statistical methods, and understanding and applying the basic concepts of probability. In addition, preservice teachers had difficulty answering open-ended items. Implications for teaching are also discussed.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Assessing Kuwaiti Pre-service Science Teachers’ Greenhouse Effect
           Perceptions and Misconceptions
    • Abstract: This study aimed to identify misconceptions of 1st year and 4th year pre-service science teachers about the greenhouse effect. A questionnaire developed by Boyes and Stanisstreet (Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2(4), 541–557, 1993) was administered to 163 pre-service science teachers in the College of Education at Kuwait University. The questionnaire consisted of 36 statements scored on a three-point Likert scale. The statements were arranged into three sections each containing 12 statements. Using means, frequency, percentage, and t test, the results indicated that most pre-service science teachers have some misconceptions about ozone layer, global warming, and issues related with causes, consequences of the greenhouse effect and the ways to alleviate its effect.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Linear Programming Models: Identifying Common Errors in Engineering
           Students’ Work with Complex Word Problems
    • Abstract: In linear programming, many students find it difficult to translate a verbal description of a problem into a valid mathematical model. To better understand this, we examine the existing characteristics of college engineering students’ errors across linear programming (LP) problems. We examined textbooks to identify the types of problems typically found in introductory linear programming courses. We then developed a comprehensive set of tasks and analyzed students’ work to create a taxonomy of the errors and issues that students exhibited. From our findings, we define four categories of identified error types: (1) decision variable errors, (2) variable relationship errors, (3) notation errors, and (4) form errors. This study contributes to the research by investigating students’ work in an area of undergraduate mathematics that has not been heavily explored before. Findings suggest specific areas of focus for future work in helping students develop their understanding of linear programming models and mathematical modeling in word problems in general.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • The Impact of Environmental Education on Environmental and Renewable
           Energy Technology Awareness: Empirical Evidence from Colombia
    • Abstract: This paper empirically investigates to what extent environmental education (EE) at school can explain variation in environmental literacy of 15-year-olds in Colombia, while controlling for several other student- and school-level confounding factors. We use a two-level nested model, where the individual observations are nested within schools. Based on the maximum likelihood estimation method, we estimate a linear mixed model which contains both fixed effects and random effects. Our empirical results only provide weak evidence that environmental education can promote a higher level of environmental awareness. The relationship between environmental education and awareness of renewable energy technologies (RETs) is even weaker. Our findings therefore suggest that environmental education should not be considered a magic bullet in promoting environmental literacy among students. Additionally, we find more reliable predictors for environmental awareness than for awareness of RETs. Overall, the socio-economic status, stronger student science abilities, parent characteristics, and a few school-level characteristics such as quality of education resources and school ownership (public versus private) seem to be decisive factors for varying levels of environmental literacy among students in Colombia.
      PubDate: 2020-04-01
       
  • Validation of the Science, Mathematics, and English Task Value Scales
           Based on Longitudinal Data
    • Abstract: Motivation for an action is determined by the expectation for success and subjective judgment on task values according to the expectancy-value theory. Task values, including intrinsic value, attainment value, utility value, and cost, influence and predict the students’ engagement in learning activities and their choices in the future. This study validated the science, mathematics, and English task value scales using a longitudinal data. Data were collected from the 1234 middle school students of different school types, sizes, and districts in the Taipei metropolitan area. Confirmatory factor analysis, invariance, explanatory power, and higher order factor analysis were used to test the reliability and validity of the Chinese version across the three repeated annual collections of data and to develop a short version. The results showed that both the long and short task value scales are valid and reliable for measuring in-depth task values for different subjects, grades, and for long-term study. From seventh to ninth grade, the students’ science task values decrease, the English task values are relatively stable, and the mathematics task values improve in Grade 8, but then decline in Grade 9. The implications of the scales for monitoring, intervening, and enhancing the students’ task values are discussed.
      PubDate: 2020-03-26
       
  • Curriculum Emphases, Mathematics and Teaching Practices: Swedish
           Upper-Secondary Physics Teachers’ Views
    • Abstract: This article addresses physics teachers’ views about physics teaching in upper-secondary school. Their views have been investigated nationwide through a web-based questionnaire. The questionnaire has been developed based on several published instruments and is part of an ongoing project on the role of mathematics in physics teaching at upper-secondary school. The selected part of the results from the analysis of the questionnaire reported on here cross-correlate physics teachers’ views about aims of physics teaching with their view of physics classroom activities, and perceived hindrances in the teaching of physics. Three hundred seventy-nine teachers responded to the questionnaire (45% response rate). The result indicates that teachers with a high agreement with a Fundamental Physics curriculum emphasis regarded mathematics as a problem for physics teaching, whereas teachers with high agreement with the curriculum emphases Physics, Technology and Society or Knowledge Development in Physics did not do so. This means that teachers with a main focus on fundamental theories and concepts believe that mathematics is a problem to a higher extent than teachers with main focus on the role of physics in society and applied aspects or physics knowledge development do. Consequences for teaching and further research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2020-03-25
       
  • “That Wasn’t the Math I Wanted to do!”—Students’ Beliefs During
           the Transition from School to University Mathematics
    • Abstract: It is a well-known fact that many students struggle during the transition from school to university mathematics. The aim of our quantitative study was to clarify the role of students’ beliefs concerning the nature of mathematics for a successful transition. We distinguish between static beliefs (mathematics as a finished system of rules, facts and formula) and dynamic beliefs (mathematics as a dynamic discipline with applications in everyday life). In particular, we examined whether first year students’ beliefs are suitable to predict students’ exam achievement and their satisfaction (as criteria for a successful transition) and how students’ beliefs develop during the transition. Therefore, we used questionnaires at the beginning and in the middle of the first term at university. Our results indicate that dynamic beliefs decrease during transition, whereas static beliefs remain rather stable. This seems problematic since dynamic beliefs turned out to negatively predict students’ dropout intention, while static beliefs are a negative predictor of students’ achievement in real analysis. Furthermore, the beliefs assessed in the middle of the term had a stronger predictive power than those at the beginning of the term. Based on these results, we discuss implications for the teaching of mathematics during the transition.
      PubDate: 2020-03-21
       
  • Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of Modified Abbreviated Math
           Anxiety Scale for Children in Serbia
    • Abstract: Previous research of math anxiety (MA) was largely concerned with the population of high school students. Although there are findings on the existence of MA at early primary school age, a very small number of questionnaires or scales, which have been validated in several cultures and can be used in research with children of this age, have been detected in the literature. The aim of this research was the psychometric evaluation and short validation of Modified Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (mAMAS) for children in Serbia. The study was conducted on a sample of 301 early elementary school students from Serbia (mean age 8.79 years). The results of the research indicate a 2-factor solution of this scale. Both components, Math Evaluation Anxiety and Math Learning Anxiety, have satisfactory reliability coefficients and negative relations with math grades. Additionally, there were no detected gender differences on these measures. IRT analysis indicates that both components show satisfactory psychometric properties and all of the items show significant contributions to their respective scales. Both scales exhibit similar properties in that they offer precise discrimination of respondents with average and higher MA levels, which is encouraging as the scale could be used as a screening tool for children who experience problems with MA.
      PubDate: 2020-03-17
       
  • Communicating the Significance of Research Questions: Insights from Peer
           Review at a Flagship Journal
    • Abstract: Significant research in science and mathematics education should advance the field’s knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning of science and mathematics. How, then, should the significance of a research question in science and mathematics education be assessed' And, when disseminating the findings of research, how should the significance of the research questions be communicated' In this study, we analyzed peer reviews to answer these questions. Our analysis revealed the main issues peer reviewers identify about research questions and the ways they are communicated during the dissemination of research. The findings provide insights for new and experienced researchers about communicating the significance of research questions, and they also illustrate how reviewer comments in peer-reviewed journals can provide a window into the field’s frontiers.
      PubDate: 2020-03-17
       
  • Replication Studies in Mathematics Education: What Kind of Questions Would
           Be Productive to Explore'
    • Abstract: This paper presents a reflection on the importance of replication studies in the development of the field of mathematics education. Based on a literature review, it explains what replication studies are, and why they are important for our field. It also addresses the issue of why, despite their apparent importance, replication studies remain scarce. Some open discussions about replication studies in mathematics education are pointed out, and a couple of issues related to replication studies whose empirical exploration could help to advance our research field are identified. Additionally, a typology of fundamental questions and modes of exploration that could guide a replication study in mathematics education is proposed. The paper closes with a discussion about the necessary conditions to promote and further develop replication studies in mathematics education.
      PubDate: 2020-03-07
       
  • Posing New Researchable Questions as a Dynamic Process in Educational
           Research
    • Abstract: In this paper, we argue that posing new researchable questions in educational research is a dynamic process that reflects the field’s growing understanding of the web of potentially influential factors surrounding the examination of a particular phenomenon of interest. We illustrate this thesis by drawing on a strand of mathematics education research related to students’ justification schemes that has evolved rapidly during the past few decades. Also, we reflect on the possible boundaries of the domain of application of the thesis, and we hypothesize that it would apply equally to other strands of educational research. To support this hypothesis, we briefly consider how the thesis would be applicable in two additional research strands. We conclude by elaborating on three important implications of the thesis: (1) as new potentially influential factors about the phenomenon of interest are identified, findings from past research that had not accounted for those factors might prove to be insufficient or be put into question; (2) there are increased methodological challenges for researchers as they seek to design new studies that pay due regard to research advances about all relevant and potentially influential factors surrounding the phenomenon of interest; and (3) as a wider range of potentially influential factors get discovered and considered about a particular phenomenon, research knowledge becomes not only more refined, and presumably more accurate, but possibly more fragmented too.
      PubDate: 2020-03-05
       
  • Preservice Teachers’ Exploration of Model Breaking Points
    • Abstract: This study is an investigation of elementary preservice teachers’ (PSTs’) exploration of model breaking points in fractions. Eighty-three PSTs at two universities in the Midwestern and Southwestern regions of the USA were asked to explore the area model of fraction addition through a series of tasks and explain their reasoning in determining its affordances and constraints. The PSTs presented their critical mathematical ideas on modeling fraction addition and area models’ breaking points when used to add two fractions, as well as suggestions for alternative models to overcome model breaking points. An inductive content analysis showed that most PSTs represented fraction addition well with simple fractions but had difficulty representing fraction addition with improper fractions or fractions with unlike and relatively large denominators and tended to use algorithm-based thinking. Also, the area models drawn by several PSTs revealed various misconceptions, suggesting the impact of their content knowledge on their understanding of area models. Based on the findings from this study, we provide some implications for teacher educators.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
       
  • Integrating STEM with AgLIT (Agricultural Literacy Through Innovative
           Technology): The Efficacy of a Project-Based Curriculum for Upper-Primary
           Students
    • Abstract: Agriculture can serve as a unifying and contextualizing topic that connects science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects through similar knowledge, skills, and attitudes/beliefs (KSABs) exhibited in each. Agriculture can be an integral part of students’ primary-level curriculum, providing authentic and relevant material for STEM exploration. A technology-enhanced, project-based, STEM-integrated agriculture curriculum for fourth-grade learners was developed and implemented in a large urban school district in the northeastern U.S. Ninety-five students and four fourth-grade teachers participated in a study that sought to (1) add to the existing knowledge about the nature of upper-primary urban students’ agricultural literacy, (2) create a fully STEM-integrated agricultural literacy curriculum that educators can easily embed in existing curricula to increase literacy in agriculture and STEM fields, and (3) test the efficacy of that curriculum. The curriculum included valid and reliable pre- and posttest knowledge and attitudes instruments and eight performance tasks designed to help students prepare for a farmers’ market. The findings revealed that students in the treatment group gained knowledge and had more positive attitudes/beliefs following the curriculum’s implementation compared to a control group. Implications for creating integrated STEM and agriculture curricula using technology-enhanced, project-based learning strategies are discussed.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
       
  • Relationships Between the Knowledge of Practices in Mathematics and the
           Pedagogical Content Knowledge of a Mathematics Lecturer
    • Abstract: Currently, studies focusing on mathematics education pay more attention to the study of the lecturer’s knowledge, aiming to understand this knowledge, its development, and how it is reflected in the practice of teaching. Following this line of research, the present study is based in the Mathematics Teacher’s Specialized Knowledge (MTSK) model, which includes two domains of knowledge, namely, mathematical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge. Through an instrumental case study, classroom observation, and a semi-structured interview, we inquire how the knowledge of practices in mathematics, one of the subdomains of mathematical knowledge, is related to the pedagogical content knowledge of a lecturer in a real analysis course. The results show relationships between these subdomains considering their nature of support or conditioning. In this regard, the lecturer’s knowledge of practices in mathematics conditions his/her knowledge of mathematics teaching (e.g. techniques, metaphors, and analogies). So, a lecturer’s teaching goal is that students, in addition to understanding the mathematical contents, learn how to think mathematically to validate and construct arguments. Additionally, a lecturer’s knowledge of students’ weaknesses in carrying out proofs and working with quantifiers is supported by his/her knowledge of practice in mathematics (e.g. different methods of proofs and statements with quantifiers, as well as their meaning). In this respect, the nature of relationships between two or three subdomains of the MTSK model contributes to understanding how the lecturer’s knowledge is integrated and is a good starting point for investigating the development of lecturers’ mathematical and pedagogical knowledge.
      PubDate: 2020-03-01
       
 
JournalTOCs
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
Email: journaltocs@hw.ac.uk
Tel: +00 44 (0)131 4513762
 


Your IP address: 35.175.121.230
 
Home (Search)
API
About JournalTOCs
News (blog, publications)
JournalTOCs on Twitter   JournalTOCs on Facebook

JournalTOCs © 2009-