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Bush, Drew; Sieber, Renee; Seiler, Gale; Chandler, Mark – Studies in Science Education, 2017
This paper reviews university-level efforts to improve understanding of anthropogenic global climate change (AGCC) through curricula that enable student scientific inquiry. We examined 152 refereed publications and proceedings from academic conferences and selected 26 cases of inquiry learning that overcome specific challenges to AGCC teaching.…
Descriptors: Climate, Ecology, Inquiry, Literature Reviews
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King, Donna – Studies in Science Education, 2012
Context-based chemistry education aims to improve student interest and motivation in chemistry by connecting canonical chemistry concepts with real-world contexts. Implementation of context-based chemistry programmes began 20 years ago in an attempt to make the learning of chemistry meaningful for students. This paper reviews such programmes…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Problem Based Learning, Learning Motivation, Chemistry
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Levy Nahum, Tami; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; Hofstein, Avi; Taber, Keith S. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
Chemical bonding is one of the key and basic concepts in chemistry. The learning of many of the concepts taught in chemistry, in both secondary schools as well as in the colleges, is dependent upon understanding fundamental ideas related to chemical bonding. Nevertheless, the concept is perceived by teachers, as well as by learners, as difficult,…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Chemistry, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
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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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Dierks, Werner – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews identified learning problems dealing with stoichiometric calculations. Suggests solutions to these problems along with consequences for the curriculum. Includes remarks from a mathematics teacher concerning these problems. (DS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Mathematics 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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Wilson, Bryan – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Describes the preparation of a bibliographic guide focusing on the research dealing with the cultural context of science and mathematics education. (DS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Cultural Influences
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Manthorpe, Catherine A. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Drawing on British publications, three general issues related to girls and science education are discussed: demands of state and industry, equality of opportunity, and the nature of science and the scientific enterprise. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garrett, R. M.; Roberts, I. F. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Reviews research on demonstration versus small group instruction in four phases (up to 1926, 1926-1946, 1946-1960, and 1960-present), reflecting progressive stages with respect to the development of the investigational techniques used in the studies. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Studies in Science Education, 1980
Lists dissertations submitted for higher degrees in Australia between 1974 and 1979 in science and math education, categorized by these subjects: teaching and learning of science, concept formation, other psychological studies, teaching and learning of mathematics, teacher education, philosophical studies, history of science education, and…
Descriptors: College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Masters Theses
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MacLeod, Roy; Moseley, Russell – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Focuses on important people and events in university science education in Great Britain. ( CP)
Descriptors: College Science, College Students, Curriculum, Higher Education
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Karplus, Robert – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Cites reasons for the formation and continuance of the Intellectual Development Project ( IDP). The impact of IDP research is described. (CP)
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Cognitive Development, College Science, Educational Research