ERIC Number: ED264136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Investigations in Science Education. Volume 11, Number 4.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v11 n4 1985
Presented are abstracts and abstractors' analyses of four studies dealing with cognitive development, four studies dealing with attitudes, and two studies dealing with problem-solving. The cognitive development studies are: "College Chemistry and Piaget: The Relationship of Aptitude and Achievement Measures" (David Bender and Louis Milakofsky); "Inducing Cognitive Growth in Concrete-Operational Students" (William Thomas and Douglas Grouws); "Effect of Using Analogies on Chemistry Achievement according to Piagetian Level" (Dorothy Gabel and Robert Sherwood); and "The Influence of Content Organization on Students' Cognitive Structure in Thermodynamics" (Marco Moreira and Carlos Santos). The attitude studies are: "Saudi Arabian Students' Chemistry Achievement and Science Attitudes Stemming from Lecture-Demonstration and Small Group Teaching Methods" (H. Harty and N. Al-Faleh); "Relationship between Perceived Levels of Classroom Individualization and Science-Related Attitudes" (Barry Fraser and William Butts); "A Survey of Interest in Science for Participants in a Junior Science and Humanities Symposium" (Jill Wright and Paul Hounshell); and "Do New Science Courses Improve Attitudes toward Science? A Study in Lesotho" (P. Towse), including the author's response to this critique. The problem-solving studies are "Problem-Solving Strategies of Sixth-Grade Students Who are Superior Problem Solvers" (Alan Mandell) and "Proportional Reasoning and Rule-Governed Behavior with the Balance Beam" (D. Maloney). (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Science Education, Student Attitudes
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Science and Mathematics Education.