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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Examines the effectiveness of an analogy activity designed to overcome junior high school students' misconceptions about the microscopic views of phase change. Uses an analogy activity presented in the form of role playing in which students act as particles. Contains 32 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Change, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Science Education, 1999
Describes a study that explored the interplay between students' scientific epistemological views (SEVs) and their learning in school laboratory activities. Finds that students having SEVs oriented to constructivist views of science tend to focus more on negotiating the meanings of experiments with their peers than students with SEVs more in line…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Discourse Analysis, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
Describes a study of Taiwanese 14-year-olds' (n=48) cognitive structures derived from the instruction of basic atomic physics. Finds that even academically above-average students tended to use relatively lower-level modes of knowledge construction, focusing on reciting or describing specific factual knowledge in physics. (Contains 27 references.)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Learning Processes
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