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Hofstein, Avi; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
The purpose of this study is to elaborate the issue of exemplary teaching in chemistry in the context of a centralized educational system, in which chemistry curriculum development and implementation are also centrally controlled. Students' perceptions of the learning environment were also investigated. (KR)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Happs, John C. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
Studied a limited number of students exposed to teaching materials and strategies (developed from a cognitive perspective on learning), such that their impact would be monitored to determine how the learners constructed new knowledge frameworks as teaching proceeded. Includes background information, comparisons of teacher's intentions and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Concept Formation, Geology, Knowledge Level
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Treagust, David; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Described is a collaborative study between a Year 11 physics teacher and 3 university personnel designed to identify and document the manner in which content knowledge was transmitted in the classroom by the teacher and how this knowledge was acquired by students. The role of the textbook is discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies
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Jegede, Olugbemiro J.; Okebukola, Peter A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
The purpose of this study was to determine the socio-cultural factors which mitigate against the learning and teaching of science in the secondary school. It was found that authoritarianism, goal structure, the African world-view, societal expectation, and sacredness of science have significant effects on the learning of science. (CW)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Barak, M. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Described is the design and evaluation of a learning unit which includes the basics of computerized feedback control. Included are sample topics, descriptions of the achievement measures, and conclusions of the study. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Science and Society
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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The relationships and possible effects of various personal home and school variables on the acquisition of functional biological, chemical, and physical scientific knowledge by tenth grade Israeli students (n=544) was investigated. Biology was the only subject in which functional knowledge was significantly related to nonformal science activities.…
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Chemistry, Classroom Environment
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Johnston, Kate; Scott, Philip – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
An intervention study with 12- to 13-year-old students which attempts to move students' thinking about matter and the dissolving process toward the school science view by use of activities and group discussion tasks which directly address some of the thinking underlying students' prior ideas is described. Students responses to the strategies…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Diagnostic Teaching, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Zeitoun, Hassan Hussein – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Presents a theoretical framework for and a detaled description of a model for teaching scientific analogies. The framework focuses on the definition of an analogy, analogical learning, variables related to analogical learning, evaluating outcomes of analogical limiting, and limitations of using analogies in teaching. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mordi, Chinedum – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The extent to which students' home characteristics, school factors, teaching and learning variables account for the variance of a measure of students' (n=2059) attitude toward science was investigated. The results indicate that most students come from homes that may not foster positive attitudes toward science and that variables that could lead to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Relan, Anju – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The effects of a visual advance organizer on a biology concept learning task among fifth graders (n=48) was investigated. After exposure to the advance organizer, three levels of learning outcomes-knowledge, comprehension, and application-were evaluated. Findings of the study are discussed in terms of the assimilation theory, aptitude-treatment…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Biology, Concept Formation
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Eze, Titus Iloduba – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
This study found no statistically significant relationship between engineering technology students' (N=64) performances in classroom instruction and supervised industrial work experiences or between their performances during the different periods of supervised industrial work-experience. These and other results are discussed. Background…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Instruction, Educational Research, Engineering
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Dreyfus, Amos – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Describes an attempt to ascertain the validity of the assumptions of the developers of a technology-based biological curriculum. Considers the organization of its learning materials and the transfer of key concepts. Illustrates some of the crucial issues faced by scientific curricula emphasizing technology. (CW)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Biology, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research
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Jegede, Olugbemiro J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
Reported is a study in which secondary school students assessed their teachers for characteristics of effective science teaching. It was shown that the instrument used was highly valid and reliable and that secondary school students could effectively assess their teachers' pre-classroom characteristics, teaching behaviors, personality, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Reliability, Science Education
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Huppert, Jehuda; Lazarowitz, Reuven – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
In this study, students' achievement using three individualized audiotutorial (IAT) biology learning units was investigated. The method of instruction, gender, academic achievement in mathematics and biology, and students' IQ levels were compared. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Audiovisual Instruction, Biology, Individual Instruction
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Cross, R. T.; Pitkethly, A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Research suggests that many children have a concept of speed which is counterproductive to sound road crossing decisions. An attempt at conceptual change through the teaching of a unit on speed to grade one children is described. There is optimism that six- to seven-year-old children can apply classroom experiences to real life situations. (Author)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Concept Formation, Decision Making, Elementary Education
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