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Taylor, Charles; Gardner, Paul L. – Research in Science Education, 1999
Discusses a simple modification to the method of answering and scoring multiple choice tests that allows students to indicate their estimates of the probability of the correctness of the multiple choice options for each question without affecting the validity of the assessment. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Multiple Choice Tests, Physics, Science Education
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Nichols, Sharon E.; Tippins, Deborah; Wieseman, Katherine – Research in Science Education, 1997
Describes various tools, materials, and experiences used to facilitate critical reflection in teaching prospective science teachers. Tools discussed include portfolios, journals, learning maps, the use of metaphors, and proverbs. Such tool use may provide support to generate science-education reform. (AIM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Methods Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Schmidt, Hans-Jurgen – Research in Science Education, 1997
Discusses an alternate path to teaching introductory stoichiometry based on research findings. The recommendation is to use problems that can be solved easily by rapid mental calculation as well as by pure logic. (AIM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Critical Thinking, Logical Thinking, Problem Solving