ERIC Number: ED444835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Relationships among Epistemological Beliefs, Gender, Approaches to Learning, and Implementation of Instruction in Chemistry Laboratory.
Saunders, Georgianna L.; Cavallo, Ann L.; Abraham, Michael R.
This paper focuses on the process of knowledge formation and scientific inquiry. Science laboratory settings may provide opportunities for students to participate in scientific inquiry. With scientific inquiry, students develop their beliefs according to experiences in which they use their prior knowledge, experimentation, and problem solving skills. This study examines the correlation between students' beliefs, instructional experiences, and approaches to the learning process. (Contains 20 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Chemistry, Epistemology, Higher Education, Inquiry, Learning Processes, Science Curriculum, Science Laboratories, Science Process Skills
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Boston, MA, March 28-31, 1999).