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Jung, Eun Sook; Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
Working memory capacity has been shown to be an important factor in controlling understanding in the sciences. Attitudes related to studies in the sciences are also known to be important in relation to success in learning. It might be argued that if working memory capacity is a rate controlling feature of learning and success in understanding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Sciences
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Hussein, Furat; Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
The difficulties of learning chemistry are related to the nature of chemistry itself and the methods by which chemistry is customarily taught. Frequently, the way of presenting chemistry does not take into account the psychology of the learner. With senior school pupils (over 1600 were involved) in the Emirates, a series of studies was conducted,…
Descriptors: Time Management, Chemistry, Short Term Memory, Information Processing