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Cheek, Kim A. – Research in Science Education, 2017
Ideas about temporal (and spatial) scale impact students' understanding across science disciplines. Learners have difficulty comprehending the long time periods associated with natural processes because they have no referent for the magnitudes involved. When people have a good "feel" for quantity, they estimate cardinal number magnitude…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Science Education, Spatial Ability
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Fraser, Barry J.; Aldridge, Jill M.; Adolphe, F. S. Gerard – Research in Science Education, 2010
This article reports a cross-national study of classroom environments in Australia and Indonesia. A modified version of the What Is Happening In this Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire was used simultaneously in these two countries to: 1) cross validate the modified WIHIC; 2) investigate differences between countries and sexes in perceptions of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment
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Wahyudi; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2004
This study reports on teaching practices in science classrooms of Indonesian lower secondary schools in rural areas. Using six schools from three districts in the province of Kalimantan Selatan as the sample, this study found that most teaching practices in science classrooms in rural schools were teacher-centred with students copying notes.…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Rural Schools, Questioning Techniques
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Thair, Micheal; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Examines the role of practical activities in secondary science from an international perspective and contrasts this with a developing country perspective. In classroom studies of biology practical work, practical activities were found to be more effective in enhancing student achievement and skills than traditional didactic classroom approaches.…
Descriptors: Biology, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Developing Nations