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Sunyono; Yuanita, L.; Ibrahim, M. – Science Education International, 2015
The aim of this research is identify the effectiveness of a multiple representation-based learning model, which builds a mental model within the concept of atomic structure. The research sample of 108 students in 3 classes is obtained randomly from among students of Mathematics and Science Education Studies using a stratified random sampling…
Descriptors: Science Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Molecular Structure
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Ciascai, Liliana; Chic, Vasile; Pop, Adina – Science Education International, 2002
Identifies certain conceptions regarding the science content studied by students aged 9-11 years and develops a strategy for altering these conceptions. Reviews research on misconceptions and defines action research. (DDR)
Descriptors: Action Research, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barman, Charles R.; Ostlund, Karen L. – Science Education International, 1996
Explores the current images that students have of scientists, student perceptions of science study in school, and student awareness of their use of science outside of school. Fifth grade students (N=117) were the subjects of this study that asked students to sketch scientists and school science. (DDR)
Descriptors: Art, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Knowledge Representation
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Wheeler, Alan E. – Science Education International, 1997
Argues for the use of the archaeological metaphor as an apt one when examining the historical layers and foundational bases underlying much of the current thought and practice in science education. Suggests some sort of correspondence between archaeological and science education processes. (DDR)
Descriptors: Archaeology, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Representation
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Turkmen, Lutfullah; Bonnstetter, Ron – Science Education International, 1997
Focuses on the general history, educational developments after 1923 and after 1960, primary science education developments, and a summary of the developments and changes in science education in Turkey. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Representation