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Ates, Salih – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2005
This study was undertaken to explore the effectiveness of the learning-cycle method when teaching direct current (DC) circuits to university students. Four Physics II classes participated in the study, which lasted approximately two and a half weeks in the middle of the spring semester of 2003. Participants were 120 freshmen (55 females and 65…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, College Students, Higher Education, Physics
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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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Rowell, Jack A.; Dawson, Chris J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1993
Examines the following hypotheses: (1) a relationship exists between school achievement and success in first year university physics; (2) tertiary success is a function of the motivation and metacognitive strategies of the learners; and (3) a weighted combination of indicators will allow significant discrimination between levels of tertiary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Higher Education, Metacognition
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Chamberlain, Peter J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
Compared performance in A-level science examinations of students who took an integrated science course (SCISP) with students who studied the separate subjects of physics, chemistry, and biology to 0-level standard. Results show no significant differences between the performance of the two groups. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, College Science