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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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Symington, David; Spurling, Heather – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Presented is a criticism of the instructions given for and the scoring of the Draw-a-Scientist test (Chambers, 1983). A response to this criticism by authors who employ this method is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Content Validity, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tamir, Pinchas; Gardner, Paul – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
The purpose of this study was to identify interest patterns related to high school biology. Eight task dimensions were established before testing. Findings include: the highest interest was in human biology topics and students whose parents' employment was science related showed higher interest in biology. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, High Schools, Science and Society, Science Careers
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Happs, John C.; Stead, Keith – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
Considered are two commonly used techniques, the interview and word association techniques. Highlighted is a third technique called the repertory grid. This third technique can be used to interpret students' knowledge based on an explicit, psychological theory of human behavior. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Evaluation Methods, Interviews
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Lock, Roger – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1989
Reported is a study of the relationships between the component skills involved in practical work assessment. Skills assessed included observing, manipulating, planning, interpreting, reporting, and self-reliance. The literature relating to inter-skill relationships is reviewed. (CW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Intermode Differences
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Fraser, Barry J.; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Reported is a case study of science teaching in middle and upper primary school classes. The background of the schools, teachers and students, classroom observations and classroom environment are described. Exemplary classes were materials-centered and encouraged formulation and testing of predictions. Other characteristics are listed. (CW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Curtis, Stuart; Millar, Robin – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1988
Presents a method for representing students' knowledge about basic scientific concepts by classifying ideas produced in a free-writing task. Implies that those differences which exist can best be attributed to general fluency in the language of instruction rather than factors that are specific to the learning of science. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Achievement, Bilingual Education, Concept Formation, English (Second Language)
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Reiss, Michael J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1998
Analyzes the ways some school science textbooks for 14-16 year-olds were used in Great Britain to portray the topic of human sexuality. Examines 15 books that vary greatly in their approach to the topic. Contains 30 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Science and Society, Science Curriculum
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Barenholz, Hanna; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Describes the use of concept mapping (CM) in design, instruction, and assessment related to microbiology lessons prepared for high school students in Israel. Indicates that students utilizing CM displayed an overall, higher achievement gain than students in traditional classes. Recognizes that some teachers did not thoroughly exploit the potential…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping
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Niaz, Mansoor; Robinson, William R. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Compares performances of students on gas-law problems that require two distinct approaches, either the algorithmic technique or the conceptual gestalt. Indicates that student effectiveness is considerably different utilizing each approach and that training or experience with the algorithm process should not be expected to facilitate the…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Chemistry, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Style
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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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Adigwe, J. C. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Reports on specific problem-solving difficulties of 240 chemistry teachers from 5 Nigerian states who volunteered to take part in 3 written tests and an interview. Describes the contrasts between successful and unsuccessful problem solvers, and discusses the pedagogical and psychological implications of the findings. (16 references) (JJK)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Tests
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Taber, Keith S. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
Presents findings that young secondary students have stereotyped ideas about the appropriateness of certain careers for men and women. Indicates that careers such as pilot, engine mechanic, electrician, and computer technician are viewed by all students as more suitable for males. Considers the consequences of these results relative to the…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
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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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Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
The relationships and possible effects of various personal home and school variables on the acquisition of functional biological, chemical, and physical scientific knowledge by tenth grade Israeli students (n=544) was investigated. Biology was the only subject in which functional knowledge was significantly related to nonformal science activities.…
Descriptors: Biology, Career Choice, Chemistry, Classroom Environment
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