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Okebukola, Peter Akinsola – Science Education, 1986
Describes a study in Nigeria comparing achievement in biology with a student's preference for cooperative or competitive learning situations. Proposes that rural children prefer cooperative learning strategies while urban children prefer competitive ones. Presents data proposing that learning preference (cooperative vs competitive) directly…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests, Competition
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Okebukola, Peter Akinsola – Science Education, 1985
A study comparing cooperative and competitive learning approaches in science was conducted with 630 eighth-grade Nigerian students using five different treatments. Combinations of cooperation and competition were found to be the best methods of instruction. Procedural demands on teachers using these methods were relatively easy. (DH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Competition, Cooperation
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Fensham, Peter J. – Science Education, 2009
Policy has been a much neglected area for research in science education. In their neglect of policy studies, researchers have maintained an ongoing naivete about the politics of science education. In doing so, they often overestimate the implications of their research findings about practice and ignore the interplay between the stakeholders beyond…
Descriptors: Science Education, Role Perception, Theory Practice Relationship, Politics of Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael – Science Education, 1995
Conducted an ethnography to evaluate the usefulness of the notion of community of practice in classroom settings. Documents how collectively available knowledge of a classroom community was transformed as resources and practices were adopted by more and more members. Discusses implications for the organization of classroom environments that…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education
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Yager, Robert E.; Tamir, Pinchas – Science Education, 1993
Describes the Iowa science-technology-society (STS) models and goals. Characterizes and gives examples of using the STS approach in classrooms. Reports the results of four studies that have assessed the outcomes of learning with STS instruction. Identifies some problems concerning the future use of STS in schools. (PR)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Lombard, Anne S.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Participants (N=40) in an inservice program to promote student reasoning and learning cycle approach indicated that making changes and maintaining ongoing work was dependent on collaboration between colleagues in the project. Investigators concluded that the "coaching" phase (Joyce and Showers inservice training model) is a crucial step…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Processes, Models, Program Evaluation
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Hertz-Lazarowitz, Rachel; And Others – Science Education, 1984
Investigated interactive and noninteractive classroom behavior (as related to structural dimensions of the classroom) in order to observe student-student interaction in naturalistic classrooms, specifically in science subjects. Also investigated the empirical validity of a conceptual framework related to student classroom behavior. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Interaction, Models
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Jones, M. Gail; Wheatley, Jack – Science Education, 1989
The underrepresentation of women in science and engineering might be caused by certain differences in science training processes. This study investigated sex differences in classroom atmosphere and classroom behaviors of science teachers and students. Males were dominant in working on classroom displays and classroom activities. (YP)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Research, Secondary Education
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Tobin, Kenneth; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Described is how an elementary teacher established an environment conducive to learning in her classroom by implementing her own integrated science and mathematics curriculum. The implications for change on the county and state levels are discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education
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Haukoos, Gerry D.; Penick, John E. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study to determine the interaction effects of selected personality characteristics, science achievement, and two classroom climates, one which encouraged discovery learning and one that did not. Demonstrated that student achievement is influenced by dynamic interactions within classrooms. (TW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, College Science, Discovery Learning
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MacDonald, M. Allyson; Rogan, John M. – Science Education, 1990
Described are some of the factors that have influenced the introduction of instructional change into Black South African classrooms. The Science Education Project of the 1980s, teacher uncertainty, pupil expectations, the epistemology of science education, resources, and the image of innovation are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Gunstone, Richard F.; White, Richard T. – Science Education, 1986
Argues that Venn Diagrams are powerful probes of students' understanding of the meanings of terms and the relations between concepts. Examples of the various classroom contexts in which the diagrams can be used are provided. (JN)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching, Diagrams
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Falk, John H.; And Others – Science Education, 1986
Discusses the learning potentials of science museums. Examines studies that relate to visitor use and learning. Contrasts learning in museums with most school-based learning, particularly with regard to the museum's emphasis on the use of objects as the focus on learning. (TW)
Descriptors: Display Aids, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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Gil-Perez, Daniel; Carrascosa, Jaime – Science Education, 1990
Discussed is a constructivist model of science learning and its possible use in the treatment of science misconceptions. Science learning as conceptual and methodological change is described. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Learning Processes
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Lederman, Norman G. – Science Education, 1986
Identified classroom variables (teacher variables and classroom climate) which are related to changes in high school students' conceptions of the nature of science. Results discussed are based on data collected over a two-year period from 18 biology teachers and their 409 students. Implications for science instruction are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Classroom Environment, Comprehension, High Schools
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