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Howe, Christine; Taylor Tavares, Joana; Devine, Amy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2016
Background: Even infants can recognize whether patterns of motion are or are not natural, yet an acknowledged challenge for science education is to promote adequate reasoning about such patterns. Since research indicates linkage between the conceptual bases of recognition and reasoning, it seems possible that recognition can be engaged to support…
Descriptors: Science Education, Computer Simulation, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Aydin, Fatih – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Today, for most of us, technology is a vital and inevitable part of our lives. Due to its widespread use, a great emphasis is being given to educating generations about technology. And, every individual has his/her own style of organizing and collecting information. Purpose: The purpose of the present study is to identify the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Cognitive Style, Science Education
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Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
Any instructional theory that ignores the limits of working memory when dealing with novel information or ignores the disappearance of these limits when dealing with familiar information in unlikely to be effective. (Kirschner et al. 2006, 77) (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Theories, Science Education, Biology
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Bowker, Rob – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The study described is part of a larger research programme designed to investigate primary aged children's learning during a visit to the Eden Project. Children from eight primary schools were interviewed approximately four weeks after a one-day, teacher-led visit to the Eden Project (EP) in Cornwall. Their responses revealed that the children…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Education, Sensory Experience, Student Attitudes