ERIC Number: ED239859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Research in Science Education. Volume 13. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Science Education Research Association (14th, University of Waikato, New Zealand, May 1983).
Tisher, Richard P., Ed.
Australian Science Education Research Association: Research in Science Education, v13 May 1983
This publication contains a review of trends in research over the past decade followed by 24 studies focusing on cognitive structure, instructional strategies, curricular issues, and attitudes. Among the specific areas investigated are: concept maps as reflectors of conceptual understanding; equations, translations, and number skills in learning chemical stoichiometry; responses to diagnostic, multiple-choice, physics items; children's explanations of natural phenomena; reading and the science learner; students' understanding of space, velocity, and acceleration; student beliefs about place value and decimals; beginning student teachers' opinions about teaching primary science; teacher behaviors and student task involvement within small group and individual activity settings; cognitive preferences and chemistry achievement; investigatory learning in elementary school science; hands-on science program for the intellectually immature high school student; implications of research on alternative frameworks for science teacher education; dimensions of cognitive demand; attainment of an attitudinal objective (belief in the value of community and personal health); arrows in science diagrams; origin and development of the modern science textbook; and use of a repertory grid technique to analyze students' reactions to science. Each study includes rationale, methodology, results, and conclusions. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning, Reading Research, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Research Association.
Identifiers: Australia; Science Education Research
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