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Roth, Wolff-Michael; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Lucas, Keith B. – Research in Science Education, 1998
Analyzes and explores questions about the dialogic nature of beliefs and students' belief talk about the nature of science and scientific knowledge. Argues that students' discourse is better understood as a textual bricolage sensitive to conversational context. Contains 26 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Representation, Science and Society
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Stein, Sarah J.; McRobbie, Campbell J. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Examines student conceptions of their experiences with science, describes the variety of those conceptions over the years of schooling, and investigates patterns across those years. Six categories of conceptions were found, each portraying essential meanings of science. Results suggest making modern philosophical views of the nature of science…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education
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Stein, Sarah J.; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Ginns, Ian S. – Research in Science Education, 1999
Explores the issues and concerns identified by a small group of teachers implementing technology using the document "A Statement of Technology for Australian Schools". Reviews four key questions posed by the teachers and argues that teachers' questions about their own beliefs and practices should drive professional development in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries