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Jenkins, Edgar – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
An earlier paper in this Journal (Jenkins & Nelson, 2005) drew upon the findings of the Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) to report the attitudes of students in England towards their secondary school science education. The present paper draws upon the same project to explore what the same students, almost all in their penultimate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Science Education
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Toplis, Rob; Cleaves, Anna – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
This paper reports research about upper secondary school pupils' views about science investigations in school. Although researchers, teachers and examiners have expressed opinions about investigative work in science, there have been relatively few studies of pupils' experiences. The present study identified pupils' concerns about the limited time…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Coll, Richard; Zegwaard, Karsten – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
Work-integrated learning (WIL) programmes that combine on-campus classroom-based study with off-campus authentic work experience are a growing area of interest internationally. Despite widespread practice of WIL, there are few reports that shed light on appropriate pedagogies for the work experience in particular. As with any form of education,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Competence, Competency Based Education, Science Education
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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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de Jesus, Helena Pedrosa; de Souza, Francisle Neri; Teixeira-Dias, Jose J. C.; Watts, Mike – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2005
Designing inquiry-based-learning with and for university students develops problem-solving skills and logical reasoning, as well as reflective thinking. It involves working as a member of a team, questioning, being creative, shaping the skills for continued intellectual development. It is argued that inquiry-based group work is one of the most…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Intellectual Development, Chemistry, Student Attitudes
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Schibeci, Renato; Lee, Libby – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2003
There are increasing calls in the science education community for "science for citizenship" as an important goal for the school science curriculum of the 21st century. The potential influence of portrayals of science and scientists in popular culture on the achievement of this goal is explored in this paper through a review of the literature. We…
Descriptors: Scientists, Decision Making, Popular Culture, Citizenship
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Jenkins, Edgar W.; Nelson, N. W. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2005
This article presents some of the results of the questionnaire-based Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) carried out in England in the latter half of 2003 as part of a wider international comparative study based at the University of Oslo. Data, drawn from 1277 students, most of whom were 14 or 15 years old, indicate their views about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Outcomes of Education, Science Education
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Pekmez, Esin Sahin; Johnson, Philip; Gott, Richard – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2005
This study examines science teachers' thinking on the nature and purpose of practical work in the context of the National Curriculum for Science in England. There is a particular focus on investigations (enquiry in the science classroom), which have been a statutory component of the curriculum since 1989. Data were collected through individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Roberts, Ros; Gott, Richard – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
A recent UK House of Commons report on Science 14-19 identified problems with coursework and argued for a greater emphasis on teaching and assessment of scientific literacy. This paper describes a written test for procedural understanding, given to 15 year olds, that addresses both of these issues. Comparisons are made between the scores on a…
Descriptors: Science Curriculum, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Scores
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Kichawen, Pongie; Swain, Julian; Monk, Martin – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
Using a schedule originated by Nott and Wellington to explore science teachers' views on the philosophy of science, data were gathered at the University of Papua New Guinea. Similarities in response were established for successive first year intakes of science undergraduates (1999-2000). Students with experience in national high schools or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), High Schools, Science Teachers
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Besson, Ugo – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The idea of causality is central in science and has long given rise to debate among philosophers and scientists. While the tendency to avoid causality seems to have become dominant in science and philosophy, research in science education has shown the strong presence in common reasoning of causal explanations, often conceived as a 'mechanism'…
Descriptors: Sciences, Science Education, Physics, Causal Models
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Saat, Rohaida Mohd – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
Web-based learning is becoming prevalent in science learning. Some use specially designed programs, while others use materials available on the Internet. This qualitative case study examined the process of acquisition of integrated science process skills, particularly the skill of controlling variables, in a web-based learning environment among…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Case Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Instructional Materials
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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
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Ates, Salih; Stevens, J. Truman – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2003
Two intact chemistry classes participated in a study and the same teacher taught both a line graphing unit with computer-supported activities and one without. Results indicate that there were no statistically significant interaction effects among treatments and scientific reasoning levels. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Grade 10, Graphs, High Schools
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Tekkaya, Ceren – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2003
Investigates the effectiveness of combining conceptual change text and concept mapping strategies on students' understanding of diffusion and osmosis. Results indicate that while the average percentage of students in the experimental group holding a scientifically correct view rose, the percentage of correct responses in the control group…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Diffusion (Physics), Grade 9, High Schools
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