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Katchevich, Dvora; Hofstein, Avi; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel – Research in Science Education, 2013
One of the goals of science education is to provide students with the ability to construct arguments--reasoning and thinking critically in a scientific context. Over the years, many studies have been conducted on constructing arguments in science teaching, but only few of them have dealt with studying argumentation in the laboratory. Our research…
Descriptors: Science Education, Goal Orientation, Persuasive Discourse, Inquiry
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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
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Wilkinson, John; Ward, Malcolm – Research in Science Education, 1997
Perceptions of students in a Year 10 classroom were compared with those of their teacher at each of six schools with regard to the aims, regularity, conduct and assessment of laboratory work. Students in five of the schools had statistically different views from their teacher about the relative importance of 10 aims of laboratory work,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Laboratory Experiments