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Olstad, Roger G.; Haury, David L. – Science Education, 1984
Reviews and analyzes science education research completed in 1982. Areas considered include: student and teacher characteristics and behavior; instructional strategies and environment; instructional materials and technology; curricula and programs; teacher education; research and evaluation practices; and science education policy and practice. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Science Curriculum
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Holliday, William G.; And Others – Science Education, 1985
Presents a summary of science education research for 1983. The 422 reports reviewed were placed into one of seven clusters for analysis/discussion: learning and instruction; curriculum development and evaluation; cognitive development studies; test development; teacher education; science education research completed in foreign countries; and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Grimellini-Tomasini, N.; And Others – Science Education, 1993
Reviews research on student learning about collisions in physics instruction. Focus is placed on the main differences between the spontaneous perspective in describing/interpreting collisions and the disciplinary perspective based upon the energy and linear momentum conservation laws. (PR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Research, Energy, High Schools
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Ross, Katharyn E. K.; Shuell, Thomas J. – Science Education, 1993
Summarizes the results of three related studies whose overall purpose was to determine elementary students' conceptions about earthquakes at two widely separated locations in the United States. Certain topics, such as the cause of earthquakes, seemed to cause difficulty for students. New definitional responses emerged in the studies that took…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Earth Science, Earthquakes, Educational Research
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Fleer, Marilyn – Science Education, 1993
Examines the research literature in science education to determine how appropriate it is for teaching science to young children 3-5 years of age. In the context of this discussion, a model for the teaching of science in early childhood is presented. For clarity and continuity, the example of teaching electricity is used throughout. (PR)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Educational Research, Electricity, Literature Reviews
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Koballa, Thomas R.; And Others – Science Education, 1990
Reported is a summary and review of over 300 research papers published in 1988. The review is organized into 10 sections: (1) "Professional Concerns"; (2) "Teacher Education"; (3) "Programs"; (4) "Curriculum"; (5) "Instruction"; (6) "Conceptual Development"; (7) "Problem…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Research, College Science, Educational Research
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Gil-Perez, Daniel; Carrascosa, Jaime – Science Education, 1990
Discussed is a constructivist model of science learning and its possible use in the treatment of science misconceptions. Science learning as conceptual and methodological change is described. (KR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Learning Processes
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Gallagher, James J. – Science Education, 1987
Reviews and analyzes research related to the teaching and learning of science completed in 1985. Includes: (1) reviews of research; (2) evaluation; (3) student characteristics; (4) attitudes toward science; (5) conceptual reasoning; (6) instructional treatments; (7) cognitive skills; (8) laboratory work; (9) microcomputer applications; (10)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation