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Overman, Michelle; Vermunt, Jan D.; Meijer, Paulien C.; Bulte, Astrid M. W.; Brekelmans, Mieke – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Context-based curriculum reforms in chemistry education are thought to bring greater diversity to the ways in which chemistry teachers organize their teaching. First and foremost, students are expected to perceive this diversity. However, empirical research on how students perceive their teacher's teaching in context-based chemistry classrooms,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2008
This article discusses students' perceptions as a source for understanding education. It addresses what didactically experienced children, called "didactikids", taught us about the empty number line as a didactical model for teaching whole number calculations. The article mainly reports on a student consultancy study carried out in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Numbers, Number Concepts
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Tempelaar, Dirk T.; Gijselaers, Wim H.; van der Loeff, Sybrand Schim – Journal of Statistics Education, 2006
The Statistical Reasoning Assessment or SRA is one of the first objective instruments developed to assess students' statistical reasoning. Published in 1998 (Garfield, 1998a), it became widely available after the Garfield (2003) publication. Empirical studies applying the SRA by Garfield and co-authors brought forward two intriguing puzzles: the…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Cognitive Processes, Measures (Individuals), Student Characteristics