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Ng, Khar Thoe; Lay, Yoon Fah; Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assesses the quality of the teaching and learning of science and mathematics among Grades 4 and 8 students across participating countries. Purpose: This study explored the relationship between positive affect towards science and mathematics and achievement in science and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Topping, K. J.; Thurston, A.; Tolmie, A.; Christie, D.; Murray, P.; Karagiannidou, E. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
The use of cooperative learning in secondary school is reported--an area of considerable concern given attempts to make secondary schools more interactive and gain higher recruitment to university science courses. In this study the intervention group was 259 pupils aged 12-14 years in nine secondary schools, taught by 12 self-selected teachers.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Intervention, Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning
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Gurses, Ahmet; Acikyildiz, Metin; Dogar, Cetin; Sozbilir, Mustafa – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a problem-based learning (PBL) approach in a physical chemistry laboratory course. The parameters investigated were students' attitudes towards a chemistry laboratory course, scientific process skills of students and their academic achievement. The design of the study was one group…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Science Laboratories
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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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Smail, Barbara; Kelly, Alison – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Eleven-year-old secondary school students (N=2065) were given a variety of attitude and achievement tests. Although both boys and girls had positive attitudes toward science, boys preferred studying physical science while girls preferred studying biology. Implications of these and other findings are discussed. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science
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Iyiola, Ayodele Olayemi; Wilkinson, William J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
Compared the outcomes achieved by students taking biology courses based on either the revised/updated West African Examination Council (WAEC) syllabus or a WAEC-developed alternative syllabus which emphasizes relationships to agriculture, nutrition, and other practical topics. Also examined factors associated with these outcomes, including teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Curriculum Development, Science Curriculum
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Barenholz, Hanna; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1997
Describes a science program designed to attract children to science through an extended study of biology. Presents a detailed description of the various professional development activities and the results of the formative evaluation of the program. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies
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Erinosho, Stella Y. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1997
Ascertains the interplay between scientific experiences and participation in school science among girls in the first year of secondary school. Results indicate that girls in science tend to participate in activities that relate to biology and are academic, and that they rarely engage in tinkering. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Friedler, Yael; Tamir, Pinchas – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Presented is an analysis of 40 research studies which compared the achievement in science and the attitudes of Israeli male and female students toward science and science learning. Grades covered include 5-12. A list of 55 references is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Powell, J. P.; Cracknell, G. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Studies the interviews of 24 professional scientists to seek their views on the long range effects of their initial training. Analyzes the interviews for content, teaching, and types of learning experience. Concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings for science education. Argues for a reduction in content. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Science, Foreign Countries
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Scherz, Zahava; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1986
Describes students' perceptions of their studies in the Preacademic School at the Hebrew University and discusses their attitudes, expectations, and opinions with regard to a desirable preacademic preparatory program. Students expressed concern about deficiencies in learning skills. (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Needs
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Eylon, Bat-Sheva; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1985
Examined ability levels, attitudes, expectations, and affective outcomes of junior high students (N=147) who voluntarily enrolled in extracurricular science activities at Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). Results indicate that for high ability students there is a need for theoretical and experimental independent study which can be found in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, Junior High Schools, Science Activities
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Aghadiuno, M. C. K. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1995
Proposes a model to explain secondary students' achievement in chemistry that uses the following predictor variables: students' attitude towards chemistry, understanding of science, scientific attitude, traditional cosmological world-view, cognitive style, and teachers' attitude towards the teaching of chemistry and understanding of science.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Rennie, Leonie J.; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1992
This paper describes the evaluation of three curriculum models to teach technology. The three modules present technology as a design process involving problem identification and analysis; generation and evaluation of alternative solutions; planning and construction of models; and trialing, modification and evaluation. Participating pupil's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation