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Eames, Chris; Stewart, Kevin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2008
The research reported here follows previous articles in this special issue which detail a national study involving a team of researchers across four higher education institutions in New Zealand. A key theme that emerged from a collection of questionnaire, interview and observational data was the central importance of teacher-student and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Engineering Education
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Coll, Richard K.; Taylor, Neil – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
Examination of senior secondary and tertiary level chemistry students' descriptions of their mental models for chemical bonding revealed prevalent alternative conceptions. Some 20 alternative conceptions were revealed, the most common being belief that continuous ionic or metallic lattices were molecular in nature, and confusion over ionic size…
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Higher Education
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Jeffries, Helen; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2001
The ideas of Year I undergraduate biology students about the consequences, causes, and cures of the 'greenhouse effect' was determined using a closed-form questionnaire, and results were compared with a parallel study undertaken nearly 10 years ago. Many of the students in the present survey were unaware of the potential effect of global warming…
Descriptors: Biology, Greenhouse Effect, Higher Education, Misconceptions
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Parkinson, John – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1998
Describes the information technology (IT) capabilities of a group of science student teachers. Argues that the classroom experience of using IT is an essential component of the training course and that progress is hampered by the infrequent use of computers by school mentors. Contains 33 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Bullock, K. M.; Scott, W. A. H. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1993
Investigated the nature, expectations, and experiences of "mature" (over 25-years old) entrants to teaching shortage subjects (n=676). Among the reported findings is that most of these students felt the emphasis on teacher education should remain on the notion of practice. (PR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, High Schools, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Brown, C. R.; Moore, F. L. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1994
Analyzes construct validity of two different methods of assessing practical skills in advanced level biology by considering how candidates' scores on practical objectives relate to each other and to those on theory papers. Differences were found in the interrelationships among scores of the two methods. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Biology, Construct Validity, Educational Research, Evaluation
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Bransky, Judith; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Compares the reasoning capabilities of preservice elementary school teachers before and after their involvement in a remedial science program that incorporated instruction in basic conceptual knowledge with reasoning strategies about manipulation of variables and logical inference. Discussion of results emphasizes recurring logical fallacies. (22…
Descriptors: Cognitive Restructuring, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Marshall, Stewart; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Students' comprehension of 45 nontechnical words used in science classes was investigated. Students (n=2111) in grades 7-12 and first year university were tested. Although many students apparently understood the words at a superficial level, some were unable to make the discriminations of meaning required for effective communication in science…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Junior High Schools
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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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Zeitoun, Hassan Hussein – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Presents a theoretical framework for and a detaled description of a model for teaching scientific analogies. The framework focuses on the definition of an analogy, analogical learning, variables related to analogical learning, evaluating outcomes of analogical limiting, and limitations of using analogies in teaching. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Psillos, Dimitris K.; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Investigated the self-esteem of physics teachers of students taking pre-service physics teacher education courses. Findings indicate that students who dropped out from the courses had lower self-esteem than either students who satisfactorily completed them or similarly qualified students who did not take the courses. Implications for teacher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Physics, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education
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Champagne, Audrey B.; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Discusses the nature of naive conceptions and the influence of these conceptions on students' interpretations of instructional events. Also discusses implications of this research for designing instruction to facilitate the reconciliation of naive conceptions with scientific theories. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ogunniyi, M. B. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Student teachers exposed to combined course on science history/philosophy showed increased understanding of the nature and language of science as result of the course. Indicates that such a course could enhance prospective science teachers' understanding of science and consequently the students they will teach after training. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Azencot, Moshe; Blum, Abraham – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Compared the performance of teachers and students on the Field Experiences Achievement Test with results obtained from seventh-grade students who took the FEAT during its development and validation. Results indicate that tests developed for student use may also be used in inservice teacher education programs. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Curriculum Development, Field Studies
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Shelton, J. B.; Smith, R. F. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1998
Explores problem-based learning as a strategy for teaching analytical science theory and laboratory practice to a cohort of first year undergraduate biomedical students (N=48). Findings indicate that students feel the approach helps their understanding of theory practice connections. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biomedicine, College Science, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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