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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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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
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
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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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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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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