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Dlamini, Betty; Rollnick, Marissa; Lotz, Sandra; Lubben, Fred – Research in Science Education, 2001
Reports on an investigation of the status of procedural knowledge in chemistry among students entering into bridging programs at two South African universities. Findings show that students overall tend to repeat in order to get a recurring reading. Very few students were able to use a line of best fit for a set of graphical data. Discusses…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Data Interpretation, Foreign Countries
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Rollnick, Marissa; Lubben, Fred; Lotz, Sandra; Dlamini, Betty – Research in Science Education, 2002
Investigates changes in students' understanding of various aspects of measurement before and after participating in two different introductory laboratory courses at two universities in South Africa. Considerable gains were made during instruction with both groups, though some important differences were identified between them. Neither group could…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments, Measurement, Science Education
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Dlamini, Betty; And Others – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1996
Reports on the impact of the introduction of science materials with a technological approach in some junior secondary classes in Swaziland. Results indicate that contextualized activities are highly appreciated and are capable of maintaining girls' interest. Students are indifferent towards activities focusing on the application of science and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials