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Buckley, Jeffrey; Seery, Niall; Power, Jason; Phelan, Joseph – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Substantial research highlights the differences between scientific and technological knowledge. Considering that learning is heavily focused on the acquisition of knowledge, it is important to examine the individual and systematic implications of these types of knowledge. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact on…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Knowledge Level, Scientific and Technical Information, Instructional Effectiveness
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McGuffin, S. J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Examines science course selection by curriculum candidates (N=2178) for Northern Ireland GCE 0 level in 1980. Data are provided for nature (biology, chemistry, physics) and number of courses selected, and achievement (pass/failure rates). Data are also reported for males/females and type of school. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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O'Maoldomhnaigh, Micheal; Mhaolain, Vera Ni – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Examined were the drawings of scientists made by Irish junior high school students under different conditions of instructions. Drawing evaluations were compared to the scores of these same pupils on the "Women in Science Scale." (CW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Maoldomhnaigh, Micheal O.; Hunt, Aine – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Investigates the effect of the exposure of a great scientist's life story represented in a manner either suggestive or not suggestive of the stereotype, and of sex difference on the image of scientist possessed by fifth graders. Reports two main effects and interaction effect from two-way analysis of variance. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Science Careers
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Maoldomhnaigh, Micheal O. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Describes a study that examined the potential of a short inservice course (one week) with the teaching of experimental science in the primary school. Results indicated that participation in the course resulted in an increase in the amount of classroom time devoted to experimental science by the teachers involved (N=31). (ML)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education