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Panizzon, Debra; Levins, Lesley – Research in Science Education, 1997
Investigates the role and importance of peers in providing personal and academic support for Year 11 female students enrolled in physics and biology courses. Results indicate that while the supportive role provided by peers is similar regardless of the science subject undertaken by female students, this role may vary between schools. (AIM)
Descriptors: Biology, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Physics
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Soyibo, Kola; Figueroa, Marceline – Research in Science Education, 1998
Compares Reform of Secondary Education (ROSE) students' and nonROSE students' perceptions of five psychosocial dimensions of their science practical tasks: student cohesiveness, open-endedness, integration, rule clarity, and material environment. Contains 17 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Hands on Science, Problem Solving
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Segal, Gilda – Research in Science Education, 1997
Contrasts naive beliefs about the nature of science with science as it appears from sociological and philosophical study, feminist critique, and insights from multicultural education. Pragmatic school science is situated within a framework that questions how we know and the recognition that even high-status knowledge can be challenged. (AIM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Questioning Techniques
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Odgers, Susan; Symons, Anne; Mitchell, Ian – Research in Science Education, 2000
Reports on the approaches of two classroom science teachers, supported by a research group, to understanding the consequences of a classroom change implemented in response to a perceived problem. Focuses on the consequences of using problem solving tasks for all students. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Professional Development, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Endler, Lorna C.; Bond, Trevor – Research in Science Education, 2001
Observes the progressive change in the cognitive development of students (n=141) over the course of their secondary education in an Australian private school. Analyzes data to investigate children's cognitive development across years 8, 10, and 12. Examines the influence of the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) Thinking…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Fawns, Rod – Research in Science Education, 1996
Traces the curriculum changes in science in junior technical schools in the 1960s. Focuses on one episode of curriculum change to illustrate how curriculum and cultural change are mediated by educational actors who employ the rhetorics and reforms which emanate from their society to pursue agendas within their workplace and locality. Contains 52…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, General Science, Science Curriculum