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Hingant, Benedicte; Albe, Virginie – Studies in Science Education, 2010
This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education. Four salient research topics have emerged: questions and reflections preceding curriculum development on nanosciences and nanotechnologies lessons; research on students' conceptualisations of nano-related…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Studies in Science Education, 2009
This paper offers a commentary upon a number of recent documents from different countries concerned with the reform of school science education. It identifies and considers in turn four issues drawn from the documents: the way in which science is defined; the reference to science as a whole rather than as discrete disciplines; the nature of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Scientific Principles, Educational Change, Science Education
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Johnstone, Alex H. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Reported is an evaluation of chemistry syllabuses in Scotland. The development of the curriculum reform movement is briefly sketched, syllabus content described, student reactions and attitudes noted, student performance surveyed, and experimental studies summarized. The author concludes that curriculum developers should be warned against…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Curriculum Development, Instruction
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Schaefer, G. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
The functions of the Institute for Science Education (IPN) at Kiel, West Germany, are described. The main activities of the IPN focus on development of curricula for science education and investigation of special problems arising in science teaching. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Integrated Curriculum
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West, R. W. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Described are some of the activities, roles, problems and projects of the Education (Research) Committee of the Association for Science Education. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Professional Associations
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Brock, W. H. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Presents a bibliography of general sources of information on the history of science education in Great Britain. Describes by topic some of the research published in recent years by historians of science and education. Topics include examinations, the laboratory, textbooks, teaching methods, medicine and pharmacy, women's education, and others. (…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Instruction, International Education
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Tawney, David A. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Serves as an introduction to the field of educational evaluation by clarifying the aims and methods of evaluation and outlining points of conflict that exist between the various practitioners. Presents five evaluation studies as examples for discussion and assesses the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. (GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Evaluation
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Kempa, R. F. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Outlines the criticisms of science education research related to the following points: absence of an adequate theoretical framework, methodological shortcomings in design and evaluation, and inadequate attention to science-specific problems of learning and characteristics of the learner. (Author/GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Evaluation, Instruction
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Sjoberg, Svein – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Describes the purposes of the Center for Science Education at the University of Oslo as follows: to give help and advice to acting teachers; to make the staff at the university more aware of the needs and problems of the schools. Outlines the activities involved in fulfilling these purposes. (GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Science Education
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Karplus, Robert – Studies in Science Education, 1978
The operation of the Hall of Science as a museum and as an educational center is noted. Descriptions of 30 science education projects currently underway are provided. (CP)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Research
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Holmes, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Discusses the use of science syllabuses developed in one country that were developed in a second country and the consequences of doing so. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Problems, Intercultural Programs
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Garrard, Jan – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of health issues that could be incorporated into secondary science curricula. Includes sections on the nature of the concepts of health and health education, descriptive health education research, theoretical perspectives on health education, and models and curricula for health education. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Health Education, Instructional Innovation
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Osborne, Roger; Wittrock, Merlin – Studies in Science Education, 1985
Suggesting that learning be considered as a generative process, attempts to: (1) place generative learning ideas in the context of other viewpoints of learning; (2) explicate key postulates of the generative learning model; and (3) examine implications of these theoretical ideas for teaching, learning, curriculum development, and research. (JN)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning
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Gaskell, P. James – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Discusses interests of various social groups in supporting trend to help students relate science to current issues and practical applications, pointing to issues in science/technology/society (STS) curricula that need to be addressed by science teachers and describing some organizational decisions that need to be made in developing STS curriculum…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Lucas, A. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
Presented are some concerns regarding the relationship between science education and environmental education. Semantic problems, inadequate literature reporting efforts in the field, and the feeling that science education is the vehicle for environmental education are discussed and recommendations made for research and curriculum development. (CS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Environmental Education
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