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Lewis, Scott E.; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2008
This study employed hierarchical linear models (HLM) to investigate Peer-Led Guided Inquiry (PLGI), a teaching practice combining cooperative learning and inquiry and tailored for a large class. Ultimately, the study provided an example of the effective introduction of a reform pedagogical approach in a large class setting. In the narrative, the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Cooperative Learning, Chemistry, Instructional Effectiveness
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Johnson, David W.; And Others – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1985
The effects of controversy and concurrence seeking and participation in age-homogeneous and age-heterogeneous cooperative learning groups were compared on achievement, achievement motivation, perspective-taking accuracy, and interpersonal attraction. In addition, the interaction among students (N=112 fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders) within the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cooperation
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Johnson, Roger; And Others – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1985
Compared effects of cooperative learning activities (with and without structured controversy) and individualistic learning activities on the achievement and attitudes of fifth graders (N=84) toward wolves. Results show that cooperative-controversy resulted in the highest achievement, greatest motivation to learn about wolves, and more positive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education
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Okebukola, Peter A.; Ogunniyi, Meshach B. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1984
Determined whether significant differences exist in cognitive achievement and in the level of acquisition of practical skills among ninth-grade students (N=1025) in cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning conditions in science laboratories. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for more productive science laboratory…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competition, Cooperation, Independent Study
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Sadler, Troy D.; Amirshokoohi, Aidin; Kazempour, Mahsa; Allspaw, Kathleen M. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
This study explored teacher perspectives on the use of socioscientific issues (SSI) and on dealing with ethics in the context of science instruction. Twenty-two middle and high school science teachers from three US states participated in semi-structured interviews, and researchers employed inductive analyses to explore emergent patterns relative…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Profiles, Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers
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Tingle, Joy B.; Good, Ron – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1990
Determined was the effect that cooperative groups heterogeneously based on proportional reasoning ability have on problem solving in regular and honors high school chemistry. Characteristics of successful and unsuccessful problem solvers individually and in groups are discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cooperative Learning, Decision Making, Formal Operations
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Brotman, Jennie S.; Mensah, Felicia Moore; Lesko, Nancy – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2010
Sexual health is a controversial science topic that has received little attention in the field of science education, despite its direct relevance to students' lives and communities. Moreover, research from other fields indicates that a great deal remains to be learned about how to make school learning about sexual health influence the real-life…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Sexuality, Grade 12, Decision Making
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Tobin, Kenneth; Fraser, Barry J. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1990
Described are the rationale, methodology, and findings of seven case studies designed to investigate the teaching and learning strategies employed in science classes by exemplary teachers. Findings focused on management strategies, student understanding, student participation, and classroom environment. (CW)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education
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Hofstein, Avi; Lazarowitz, Reuven – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1986
The actual and preferred students' perception of classroom learning environment was measured using a modified Hebrew version of the Learning Environment Inventory (LEI). This (validated and analyzed for reliability) was given to chemistry (N=1080) and biology (N=400) students. Results and implications are discussed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Classroom Environment, High Schools
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Connelly, F. Michael; Clandinin, D. Jean – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1986
Outlines a narrative method for the study of classrooms. The main feature of the method is the reconstruction of classroom meaning in terms of narrative unities in the lives of classroom participants. The work's theoretical character is introduced by comparison and contrast with Schon's "The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Research Methodology
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Bryce, T. G. K.; MacMillan, K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2009
Researchers and practitioners alike express concerns about the conceptual difficulties associated with the concepts of momentum and kinetic energy currently taught in school physics. This article presents an in-depth analysis of the treatment given to them in 44 published textbooks written for UK secondary school certificate courses. This is set…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Textbooks, Kinetics, Physics
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Haukoos, Gerry D.; Penick, John E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1985
Examined the effect of discovery and non-discovery classroom climates on college students learning of science process skills and biology content achievement. Results indicate students in discovery climate learned as much content as students in more direct class. These and other results are compared to those of an earlier study. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Classroom Environment, Discovery Learning
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Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure,…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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Marx, Ronald W.; Blumenfeld, Phyllis C.; Krajcik, Joseph S.; Fishman, Barry; Soloway, Elliot; Geier, Robert; Tal, Revital Tali – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2004
Science education standards established by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Research Council (NRC) urge less emphasis on memorizing scientific facts and more emphasis on students investigating the everyday world and developing deep understanding from their inquiries. These approaches to instruction…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Educational Change, Urban Schools, Science Education
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Johnston, Karen L.; Aldridge, Bill G. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1985
This exploratory study determined whether a mathematical model of mastery learning provided a good fit for achievement data obtained from student progress in an introductory, college-level astronomy course for nonmajors. Results provide positive but not compelling evidence that the model of mastery learning is correct. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Astronomy, College Science, Higher Education
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