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Sharpe, Rachael; Abrahams, Ian; Fotou, Nikolaos – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: In England, there is a growing need to improve the lives of secondary school students who are defined as disadvantaged and to support these students in their attainment and attitudes to secondary school science. Purpose: This paper reports on a project designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds by pairing them with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disadvantaged Youth, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Summers, Mike; Childs, Ann – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
Conceptions of sustainable development were elicited using a questionnaire completed by three cohorts of postgraduate students starting a secondary science teacher-training course (N = 123). Qualitative responses were analysed in three ways: (i) development of categories to capture features of sustainable development; (ii) scrutiny of individual…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Science Teachers, Sustainable Development, Questionnaires
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Lewis, Tim; Barlex, David; Chapman, Colin – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
Interaction between science and design and technology (D&T) in schools is seen by many educationalists and industrialists as being desirable. During the period 1970 to 1990 progress was made in the UK, however the advent of the national curriculum compartmentalised subjects thus hindering further progress. Bodies in the UK such as the Office…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Education, Case Studies
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Rodrigues, Susan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
Teaching and learning science through the use of familiar contexts has been advocated for several decades. Many take the use of context in science lessons to mean the use of resource materials that involve common scenarios or themes, or activities. This paper reviews a lesson identified by a teacher as a lesson taught in context. The data…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Science Teachers, Discourse Analysis
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Papanastasiou, Elena C. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2003
The purpose of this study was to examine how variables related to computer availability, computer comfort and educational software are associated with higher or lower levels of science literacy in the USA, Finland and Mexico, after controlling for the socio-economic status of the students. The analyses for this study were based on a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Khine, Myint Swe; Fisher, Darrell – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine interpersonal behaviour in psychosocial learning environments and to determine the associations between science students' perceptions of their interactions with their teachers, the cultural background of teachers and their attitudinal outcomes. A sample of 1188 students completed the Questionnaire on…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Science Teachers
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Danili, Eleni; Reid, Norman – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The background to this study are the difficulties facing the majority of Greek pupils in understanding chemistry concepts and, therefore, performing well in the National Examinations. The aim was to explore the problems and to suggest ways in which the situation might be improved. Working with 105 Greek pupils aged 15 to 16, the first stage of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Performance Factors
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Barak, Moshe – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
This research addresses the impact of technological projects at high school on pupils' learning. The participants were sixty low-mid achieving pupils who worked for one year on final projects for matriculation exams. Data were collected through observations of laboratory lessons, interviews with pupils and teachers, and analysis of pupils'…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Low Achievement, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Myers, George; Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2004
The understanding of pupils in schools in England between the ages of 11 and 16 about air and air pollution has been studied using a closed-form questionnaire with over a thousand students. Items for the questionnaire were derived from the results of an earlier open-form questionnaire completed by a smaller number of students. The ideas explored…
Descriptors: Pollution, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary Education
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Eilam, Billie – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Explores students' cognitive behaviors observed in the process of learning as performed in the classroom context while acquiring a thinking skill such as choosing wisely. Micro-analysis of the students' video-recorded repeated applications of the skill identified 10 steps along the learning process, disclosing the students' development of schemata…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Grade 9, Learning Strategies, Middle Schools
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Reid, Norman; Yang, Mei-Jung – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Offers a simple classification of problems and seeks to explore the many factors that may be important in the successful solving of problems. Considers the place of procedures and algorithms. Solving open-ended problems is extremely important in education and offering learners experience with this in a group work context is a helpful way forward.…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Chemistry, Problem Solving, Science Education
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Coll, Richard K.; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Explores whether exposure to increasingly sophisticated mental models at different points in a chemistry education class showed up in patterns of preference and use of models in interpreting physical properties and phenomena. (Contains 92 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Foreign Countries
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Thompson, Jerome; Soyibo, Kola – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Investigates whether the use of the combination of lecture, teacher demonstrations, class discussion, and student practical work in small groups significantly improved experimental subjects' attitudes to chemistry and understanding of electrolysis more than their control group counterparts who were not exposed to practical work. Examines whether…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Secondary Education
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Furio, Carlos; Vilches, Amparo; Guisasola, Jenaro; Romo, Victor – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Determines teachers' opinions regarding the goals and objectives of the teaching of science within the framework of educational reform. Attempts to disclose to what extent educational thinking gives priority to the training of students in the scientific concepts, laws, and theories needed in further courses and how this thinking pays less…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Reid, Norman; Skryabina, Elena A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Reports on a project that explored attitudes towards physics in Scotland, looking at students aged from 10-20 years old. Describes the main factors attracting school pupils into a study of physics together with the pattern of attitude changes that take place with age. The outcomes suggest some ways by which physics curriculum planners can develop…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Physics
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