ERIC Number: ED309032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Investigations in Science Education. Volume 14, Number 1, 1988.
Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.
Investigations in Science Education, v14 n1 1988
The reviews of articles contained in this issue have been grouped into those dealing with research related to cognitive development and to instruction. In addition, seven science education researchers have provided responses to critiques of their published research. Included are: (1) an analysis of an article designed to persuade researchers to abandon Piagetian psychology in favor of the alternative conceptions movement as the psychological framework for science education research (Gilbert and Swift); (2) a report of a study designed to see if the strength of the relationship between student performance and the presence/absence of manipulative models in a testing situation varied with student reasoning level (Staver and Halsted); (3) a study to document students' ideas or conceptual frameworks and to investigate the consistency with which the ideas were used by individuals in different contexts (Clough and Driver); (4) a report which deals with the testing of the ability of several learning theory models to explain college students' performance on drill and practice microcomputer programs in chemistry (Zitzewitz and Berger); (5) a second report describes the investigation and the effects of concept-related instructional organization and locus of control orientation on meaningful learning achievement (Sherris and Kahle); and (6) a study which reports on the relative effectiveness of two hypothesis-testing strategies (disconfirmation, confirmation) using games (Gorman). In the Responses to Critiques section, Yore, Dreyfus, Hill, and Lawrenz provide reactions to articles critiqued in past issues. Responses from Clough and Driver, Staver, and Berger relate to critiques contained within this issue. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, College Science, Computer Uses in Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Piagetian Theory, Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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