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Onwumere, Onyebuchi; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Mathematics is an important school subject but one which often poses problems for learners. It has been found that learners do not possess the cognitive capacity to handle understanding procedures, representations, concepts, and applications at the same time. while the extent of field dependency may hold the key to one way by which the working…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Sormunen, Kari; Köksal, Mustafa Serdar – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Majority of NOS studies comprise of determination or assessment studies conducted with ordinary students. In order to gain further understanding on variation in NOS understandings among the students, there should be different research attempts focusing on unconventional students such as academically advanced students. The purpose of this study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Epistemology
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Safdar, Muhammad; Hussain, Azhar; Shah, Iqbal; Rifat, Qudsia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper describes the procedure of developing an instructional tool, "concept mapping" and its effectiveness in making the material meaningful to the students. In Pakistan, the traditional way of teaching science subjects at all levels at school relies heavily on memorization. The up-to-date data obtained from qualitative and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries