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Van Breukelen, Dave; Van Meel, Adrianus; De Vries, Marc – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: This study is the second study of a design-based research, organised around four studies, that aims to improve student learning, teaching skills and teacher training concerning the design-based learning approach called Learning by Design (LBD). Purpose: LBD uses the context of design challenges to learn, among other things, science.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, College Freshmen, Science Education
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De Vries, Marc J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Students' ideas about technology (their concept of it and their attitude toward it) are described. From students' (n=89) own descriptions of technology and their responses to concept items on a questionnaire, it appeared that they have a broad, but biased, concept of technology. Consequences for technology teacher training programs are discussed.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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Streumer, Jan N; Doornekamp, B. Gerald – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
This study assessed the achievement of 14/15 year-old pupils related to technology. The total mean score for the boys was significantly higher than that of the girls. Father's education was significantly related to achievement. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Middle Schools, Science Education, Secondary Education