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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
Enabling Metacognition in the Laboratory: A Case Study of Four Second Year University Chemistry Students.
Davidowitz, Bette; Rollnick, Marissa – Research in Science Education, 2003
Explores the Competency Tripod model and flow diagrams as two sources for enabling students' metacognition in a second year undergraduate chemistry laboratory. Results indicate that all four students engaged in metacognitive practices, all believed that flow diagrams are extremely useful, and all understood the Competency Tripod model, but only…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chemistry, Higher Education, Learning
Views of South African Chemistry Students in University Bridging Programs on the Reliability of Experimental Data.
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