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Paš, Maja; Vogrinc, Janez; Raspor, Peter; Udovc Kneževic, Nada; Cehovin Zajc, Jožica – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Purpose: One area of science that will increasingly influence our society is biotechnology. An increasing number of modern biotechnological applications have provoked consideration of the ethical and social issues; therefore, it is important that the public is well-informed about them. Formal education in upper-secondary schools should help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biotechnology, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Laux, Katie – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: Incorporating student voice into the science classroom has the potential to positively impact science teaching and learning. However, students are rarely consulted on school and classroom matters. This literature review examines the effects of including student voice in the science classroom. Purpose: The purpose of this literature…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Periodicals
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Jarman, Ruth; McClune, Billy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
Despite calls that the school science curriculum should develop among students an ability to understand and respond critically to science-related media reports, very little research has been directed toward an important matter relevant to that aim, namely, how children and young people, untutored, react to science in the news. This study sought,…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, News Media
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Fung, Yvonne Y. H. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2002
Examines the results of The Draw-A-Scientist Test given to Hong Kong Chinese students (n=675) to explore their images of scientists. Focuses on differences across grade levels and between male and female students. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science and Society
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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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Parkinson, John; Hendley, Dave; Tanner, Howard; Stables, Andrew – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1998
Describes a study of the attitudes of 13- and 14-year-old student towards science. Involves the analysis of a questionnaire which shows that both boys and girls have positive attitudes toward science. Contains 26 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Questionnaires
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Menis, Joseph – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1991
Information on the content of the intended science curriculum, what science was actually taught by the teachers, and how that science was taught is presented. Student achievement and attitudes were assessed using tests and questionnaires. Data were obtained from teachers regarding whether the content had been taught to the students (n=657) who…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Course Content, Earth 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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Nash, Melanie; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1984
An open-ended questionnaire was given to 369 students to determine factors which influenced their decision to take 0-level or Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) technology. Indicates that parents and career interests influenced those taking the courses while lack of knowledge about course content influenced those not taking the courses. (JN)
Descriptors: Course Content, Performance Factors, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Hatzinikita, Vassilia; Koulaidis, Vasilis – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1997
Explores both the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of pupils' ideas related to conservation during state changes of water. Analysis of questionnaire data indicates that qualitative understanding precedes quantitative. Contains 18 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept)
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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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Kim, Heui-Baik; Fisher, Darrell L.; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1999
Investigates the extent to which a new general science curriculum reflecting a constructivist view has influenced the science classroom learning environment in Korea. Results from a validated Korean Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) indicate that grade 10 students perceived a more constructivist learning environment than grade 11…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Hofstein, Avi; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
The purpose of this study is to elaborate the issue of exemplary teaching in chemistry in the context of a centralized educational system, in which chemistry curriculum development and implementation are also centrally controlled. Students' perceptions of the learning environment were also investigated. (KR)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Scharf, P. F.; Schibeci, R. A. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1990
Investigated were the attitudes of two groups of students in their first year of secondary education at four metropolitan senior high schools in Western Australia. Results indicated that there was little attitude difference between the group which had experienced the new curriculum and those who had not. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools
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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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