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Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005
This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design
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James, Edwyn O.; And Others – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 1994
Discusses four topics: (1) provides some background to the science-technology society (STS) movement; (2) suggests an expanded STS curriculum model for topics related to energy education; (3) applies the expanded model to one example of curriculum development; and (4) draws implications from the model for developing curriculum and instruction on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Energy Education, Models, Science and Society
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Jenkins, E. W. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Examines the public's lack of understanding and interest in science. Places much of the blame on the perception of science as a dense yet pristine discipline divorced from everyday concerns. Criticizes the concept of science as independent of social construction and argues for instruction emphasizing relationships between science and society. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Instruction
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Meek, Simon J.; Pitman, Catherine L.; Miller, Alexander J. M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
An introductory guide to deducing the mechanism of chemical reactions is presented. Following a typical workflow for probing reaction mechanism, the guide introduces a wide range of kinetic and mechanistic tools. In addition to serving as a broad introduction to mechanistic analysis for students and researchers, the guide has also been used by…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
Brandwein, Paul F., Ed.; Passow, A. Harry, Ed. – 1988
Thirty-four authors have joined to produce this book. Among them are natural and physical scientists, psychologists, historians, writers, scholars of curriculum and instruction, teacher educators, and teachers of the young. The contributors probe many methodologies including the place of unified concepts and processes; the interaction of the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Clement, John – 1985
When one encounters a problem that one has no adequate way of representing, a new mental model for the problem may have to be found. When a possible model is found, an important next step is to evaluate the validity of the model. In this document, examples of subjects finding and evaluating mental models used as problem representations are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, College Science, Higher Education
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Ellis, James D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Several models for preparing preservice and inservice teachers to use microcomputers in science teaching are described. A summary of research on the topic is included. A list of competencies needed by teachers to use microcomputers in teaching is provided. Recommendations for implementing computers in teacher education are suggested. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ramsey, John M.; Hungerford, Harold – Journal of Environmental Education, 1989
This study reports the instructional effects of issue investigation and action training on the environmental behavior of middle school students. Discussed are the methodology including training and modules, the design of the study, instruments used, scoring protocols, and analysis of results. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Grade 7, Middle Schools
Wilson, Audrey; Wilson, Michael – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1984
A group test of formal thinking was administered to all grade 11 entrants in National High Schools in Papua New Guinea, and readministered two years later. Only 8 percent operated formally on the initial test; two years later, 18 percent were operating formally and 37 percent were at a transition stage. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Science Instruction, Secondary Education
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Birk, James P., Ed. – Journal of Chemical Education, 1989
Describes two computer programs for chemistry: (1) "A Microcomputer Simulation of Fractal Electrodeposition" (provides for the study of fractal aggregrates, BASIC 4.0); and (2) "Counters on Grids" (a game to illustrate the distribution of energy). Notes the programs are available from the authors. (MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Games
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Baird, William E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Presents abstracts from the National Educational Computing Conference held in Dallas, Texas on June 15-17, 1988. Selected topics include: a physical science interactive videodisc project, impact of calculators and computers in secondary math, relationships between graphing and functions, effectiveness of computer use, training science teachers,…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Conferences
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Hoffer, Terry; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
The measurement of the affective (qualitative) influences of computer-assisted interactive video instruction on the learner and attendant enhancements for the overall learning experience are highlighted. Formal factors considered are interactivity via buttons and other event-oriented objects, hypertext, semantic memory, and successive…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education
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Fox, John N.; Eddy, Jerry K. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
This paper describes how computers were employed by workshop participants, the commercial materials used, some of the experiments performed using computer interfaces, and the effect of computer interfacing on the science laboratory. Increased student interest through the study of open-ended experiments is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Hamilton, Michael S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes research conducted on the organization of information from many disciplines to teach social issues raised by nuclear technology. States that the social sciences provided the organizational base for most courses examined, courses emphasized moral responsibility and political choice, and syllabi emphasized technological, strategic, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Global Approach, Higher Education