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Fortus, David; Shwartz, Yael; Rosenfeld, Sherman – Research in Science Education, 2016
Modeling is a core scientific practice. This study probed the meta-modeling knowledge (MMK) of high school students who study science but had not had any explicit prior exposure to modeling as part of their formal schooling. Our goals were to (A) evaluate the degree to which MMK is dependent on content knowledge and (B) assess whether the upper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Science Education
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Ferguson, Peter D.; Fraser, Barry J. – Research in Science Education, 1998
Tasmanian students' (n=1,040) perceptions of the learning environment were collected in the final stages of primary school and again in the initial term in secondary school. First exposure to specialized science learning environments and teachers changed students' perceptions. Both school size and student gender were found to be influencing…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries