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Abrahams, Ian; Reiss, Michael J.; Sharpe, Rachael M. – Studies in Science Education, 2013
This article reviews how practical work, including practical skills, is currently summatively assessed in school science in a number of countries and makes comparisons with how other subjects, such as music and modern foreign languages, summatively assess skills. Whilst practical skills in school science are clearly valued as being of importance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Summative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Science Process Skills
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Donnelly, James – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Research
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Studies in Science Education, 2009
In this paper we combine the findings from two recent studies relating to participation and attainment in school science --a re-analysis of existing official data for England and a review of wider international research evidence in the literature relevant to the UK. Although the secondary data are drawn mainly from England, the comprehensiveness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Economic Status, Foreign Countries
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Erduran, Sibel; Duschl, Richard A. – Studies in Science Education, 2004
In this paper, the authors argue that chemical knowledge in the classroom will be enriched by the application of characterizations of models drawn from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This discussion highlights two important issues relating to chemical knowledge in the classroom: (1) the status of chemical knowledge in the classroom,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Learning Theories, Curriculum Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 2003
Not being listened to, or having their advice mistrusted, is a daily problem for teachers and parents, as well as for doctors, scientists, technologists and other experts. It is also a serious dilemma in applied social psychology (Eiser, 1986) as well as in education where educators talk persuasively with strong evidence about not taking drugs,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Evidence, Citizenship, Science and Society
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Jenkins, E. W. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
This bibliographic survey contains a review of the history of science education in secondary schools in England and Wales during the twentieth century. Included are discussions of elementary school curriculum, nature study movement, biology, general science movement, scientific education for girls, teaching methods, examinations, textbooks,…
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Secondary Education, General Science, History
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Heward, Christine M. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
Briefly reviewed is the historical development of working class science education. These current issues are discussed and sources indicated for investigating them: working class cultural, intellectual and educational traditions in science; elementary education; the rise of technical education; the separation of technical, secondary, and elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, History, Science Curriculum, Science Education