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Coll, Richard K.; Dahsah, Chanyah; Faikhamta, Chatree – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2010
The literature is replete with studies about the importance of context in relation to teaching and learning. Major international studies such as PISA, among others, attempt to develop an understanding of achievement in science learning in a variety of educational contexts. Here we explore the influence of educational context itself on science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Context Effect, Science Education
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St Clair-Thompson, Helen; Overton, Tina; Botton, Chris – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2010
The current review is concerned with an information processing model used in science education. The purpose is to summarise the current theoretical understanding, in published research, of a number of factors that are known to influence learning and achievement. These include field independence, working memory, long-term memory, and the use of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Models, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style