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Uzuntiryaki, Esen; Aydin, Yesim Capa – Research in Science Education, 2009
This study described the process of developing and validating the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) that can be used to assess college students' beliefs in their ability to perform essential tasks in chemistry. In the first phase, data collected from 363 college students provided evidence for the validity and reliability of the new…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Measures (Individuals)
Honey, Margaret A., Ed.; Hilton, Margaret, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2011
At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and intuitive ideas about the world around them, science classes rarely tap this potential.…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Computer Games
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Knaus, Karen J.; Murphy, Kristen L.; Holme, Thomas A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2009
The design and use of a chemistry practice exam instrument that includes a measure for student mental effort is described in this paper. Use of such an instrument can beneficial to chemistry students and chemistry educators as well as chemical education researchers from both a content and cognitive science perspective. The method for calculating…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Psychology, Tests, College Students
Bailey, Alison, L.; Butler, Frances A.; LaFramenta, Charmien; Ong, Christine – US Department of Education, 2004
This report details an exploratory study that employs qualitative methods to characterize the academic language used by teachers and students in 4th and 5th grade mainstream science classrooms. Teacher oral language, and to some degree student talk, was observed during content instruction. This type of data allows for a broad descriptive…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Science Instruction, Academic Discourse, Discourse Analysis
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Rodriguez, Alberto J. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2008
This paper provides a critical review essay of Ajay Sharma's "Portrait of a science teacher as a bricoleur: A case study from India." The main focus is two fold. First, arguments are presented to draw attention to how little advances in science teaching and science learning research have impacted teachers' practice and student…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Researchers, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1979
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project focused on science teaching/learning in the Form 1 to 4 level (ages 10 to 14) and sought to identify problems and difficulties in several areas. Provided in this paper are comments obtained during structured/unstructured interviews (from students, ex-students, teachers, headmasters,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Shepardson, Daniel P.; Harbor, Jon – Environmental Education Research, 2004
The ENVISION professional development model uses active teacher involvement in inquiry and inquiry-based teaching to enhance teachers' understandings about inquiry-based study of local environmental problems and teaching science using inquiry. Teachers also design and implement professional development for their school-based colleagues about…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Models, Science Instruction, Environmental Education
Tasker, Ross; Osborne, Roger – 1980
The Learning in Science Project identified the learner as the key perspective for in-depth study into problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science at the 10- to 14-year-old level. Two complementary research foci were established to explore this viewpoint: (1) interviewing children using strategies designed to establish various…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension
Biddulph, Fred – 1982
The first (exploratory) phase of the Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--focused on science teaching/learning in New Zealand primary schools. Project goals included the identification of major problems of classroom teaching and learning and the study of factors which promote or limit individual children's learning of science. This…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Ogborn, Jon; Bliss, Joan – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 1990
Offers a theory of how commonsense reasoning about motion may develop. Takes as fundamental the basic categories: action, object, space, cause, time, and movement. Suggests that very primitive elements could combine to provide schemes of motion recognizable in psychological accounts of infancy and generate prototypes of and rules for motion. (DK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Epistemology
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1980
The first working paper of the Learning in Science Project, "An Initial Framework," outlined what was then seen as the major aims of the project and suggested how these aims might be achieved by three phases of research: exploratory (to observe teaching/learning in Form 1 to 4 science classrooms and to identify difficulties perceived by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary School Science
Osborne, Roger; And Others – 1982
The Learning in Science Project (Primary)--LISP(P)--was designed to investigate the teaching and learning of science in the primary school. This paper summarizes the work undertaken and the findings obtained during the first 9 months of the project. During the first 6 months, an exploratory phase, similar to the original Learning in Science…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education
Tasker, Ross – 1982
This workshop is based upon work and findings of the Learning in Science Project, a research project which investigated problems and difficulties in the teaching and learning of science. The workshop program, including activities which have been shown to impact on teacher thinking, is designed to focus attention on learning problems in classrooms,…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science
Brown, Robert Stewart; And Others – 1989
The "Habitat" learning system was designed by TVOntario's Children's Programming department for junior-level students. It consists of 20 programs (each 15 minutes long), a teacher's guide, and a magazine for students. Three major objectives of the series were to (1) instruct children in scientific principles relating to habitats; (2)…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
Biddulph, Fred; And Others – 1984
Two booklets were developed by the Learning in Science Project (primary)--LISP(P)--to help teachers adopt an approach to science teaching which would enhance children's understanding of floating and sinking; the strategy enables teachers to reconceptualize their teaching task from activity-driven, didactic teaching to conceptual-change teaching.…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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