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Butler, Jim – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Traces the evolution of science teachers' understandings of the complex process of judging standards of student achievement in Queensland high schools. Contrasts the Queensland system with other systems in Australia. Contains 37 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Black, Paul – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Traces the evolution of national curriculum policy in Great Britain focusing on England and Wales. Provides three versions of the national curriculum for science and a framework for assessment and testing. Contains 83 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Laws, Peter M. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents a bibliographical review of research on undergraduate science education that involves a broad evaluation of the literature that defines the field. Discusses definitions of science education. Contains 306 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Action Research, College Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Hofstein, Avi; Rosenfeld, Sherman – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents and integrates findings from selected research and evaluation studies of informal science learning in different settings such as school-based field trips, student projects, community-based science programs, visits to museums and zoos, the press, and electronic media. Contains 91 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Foreign Countries, Information Systems
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O'Toole, Mitch – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Reviews literature in the field of science education that aids in the mapping of the interface between language and science. Lists six categories of disputes regarding the status and value of science and scientific ideas. Contains 181 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; McGinn, Michelle K. – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Illustrates various aspects of science studies that might be of interest to science educators. Discusses science and technology studies, science education, manufacture of knowledge, representation practices, and theory and method. Concludes that working across the current boundaries would help establish forms of discourse that allow for continuous…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Adey, Philip – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the question of the existence and usefulness of supposed general functions of the mind and the extent to which such functions might be educable. Focuses on the role of education, science education for general development in particular. Contains 99 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the motivating forces which caused the European Union to come into being and their relevance to education. Attempts to describe the basic essence of the current cultural diversity. Argues for a new approach to comparative educational research, both quantitative and qualitative. Suggests three new and substantial tasks for science…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Duschl, Richard A.; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the research on argumentation in science education by focusing on two questions: (1) what should constitute argumentation?; and (2) what does research say about classroom conditions that promote, nurture, and sustain argumentation practices among students? Discusses possible barriers to argumentation and foundational frameworks and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Scanlon, Eileen; Morris, Erica; Di Paolo, Terry; Cooper, Martyn – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews science learning in higher education, specifically in engineering, and the influences of technologically-mediated approaches on the cooperative learning of practical work and science. Discusses reasons for including practical work in science education, implementing practical work in distance education, and using technology and learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education
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Leach, John; Scott, Phil – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews evidence on the effectiveness of "sequence of teaching activities" on student learning and the design and evaluation of science teaching sequences. Discusses the social constructivist perspective on learning and offers a generalized approach to planning a science teaching sequence. Provides an example of how to plan an…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Design, Electric Circuits, Electricity
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Kenway, Jane; Gough, Annette – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Reviews literature related to gender, science discourse, and the discourse designed to enhance girls' post-school options through nontraditional choices. Contains 116 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Curriculum Development, Educational Experience, Elementary Secondary Education
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McCulloch, Gary – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Reviews and evaluates the contribution of historical studies in science education with particular reference to the case of England and Wales, where there are a series of challenges that threaten to undermine the enterprise as a whole. Contains 67 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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White, Richard T. – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Science education is not exempt from the general criticism that research has had little effect on classroom practice. Argues that teachers do not reject research about practice, they ignore it. Contains 46 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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