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Jungwirth, Ehud – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Discussed is whether, and to what extent, science teachers critically and spontaneously attend to the logical structure of situations, and whether they need prompting, or completely fail to do so. The relationship between the results of this study and science teachers' pre- and in-service education is discussed. (Author/KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Critical Thinking, Inservice Teacher Education, Logical Thinking
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Monk, Martin – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
This study reports a new analysis of data on children's ideas about direct current (DC) electrical circuits. The analysis is theoretically informed by Piagetian stage theory of genetic epistemology. The limits of the genetic epistemology are discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Developmental Stages
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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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McGuffin, S. J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1983
Examines science course selection by curriculum candidates (N=2178) for Northern Ireland GCE 0 level in 1980. Data are provided for nature (biology, chemistry, physics) and number of courses selected, and achievement (pass/failure rates). Data are also reported for males/females and type of school. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Treagust, David; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Described is a collaborative study between a Year 11 physics teacher and 3 university personnel designed to identify and document the manner in which content knowledge was transmitted in the classroom by the teacher and how this knowledge was acquired by students. The role of the textbook is discussed. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies
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Kelly, Alison – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
High school students were asked to identify the factors that influenced their school subject choice. Both sexes named the same influences. Detailed analyses of subject choices in physics and technical craft are presented and support from parents, teachers, and friends are cited as the strongest predictors of choice. (CW)
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Enrollment Influences, Females, Males
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Al Methen, Amena E.; Wilkinson, William J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Explored the relationships between gender and achievement as measured by the Secondary School Certificate Examination in Kuwait. Found that girls attained significantly superior results compared with boys in all science subjects and lower results in mathematics. Also reports comparisons of urban-rural and Kuwaiti-non-Kuwaiti students. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Females
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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
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Finegold, M.; Mass, R. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
Good problem solvers and poor problem solvers in advanced physics (N=8) were significantly different in their ability in translating, planning, and physical reasoning, as well as in problem solving time; no differences in reliance on algebraic solutions and checking problems were noted. Implications for physics teaching are discussed. (DH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, High Schools, Physics