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Zohar, Anat; Barzilai, Sarit – Studies in Science Education, 2013
The goal of this study is to map the current state of research in the field of metacognition in science education, to identify key trends, and to discern areas and questions for future research. We conducted a systematic analysis of 178 studies published in peer-reviewed journals in the years 2000-2012 and indexed in the ERIC database. The…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Science Education, Literature Reviews, Trend Analysis
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Duschl, Richard; Maeng, Seungho; Sezen, Asli – Studies in Science Education, 2011
Our paper is an analytical review of the design, development and reporting of learning progressions and teaching sequences. Research questions are: (1) what criteria are being used to propose a "hypothetical learning progression/trajectory" and (2) what measurements/evidence are being used to empirically define and refine a "hypothetical learning…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Learning Processes, Evidence
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Hammond, Lorie; Brandt, Carol – Studies in Science Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to define, through discussion and example, the notion of an "anthropological approach" to science education research, as well as to advocate the potential contribution of such an approach to several research domains and to questions of access and equity. This paper reviews a variety of research articles that address,…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Researchers
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Power, Colin – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Reviews studies gathering data about what happens inside science classrooms, studies providing information about the nature of interaction in science lessons, studies which have examined factors influencing the nature of interaction, and studies which have looked at the impact of different patterns of interaction on science outcomes. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Educational Problems, Educational Research
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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Examines various meanings ascribed to "integrated science," and explores arguments used to establish the value of an integrated approach for primary and secondary education. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Strevens, Peter – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Surveys the language problems encountered by teachers and students when the vehicle of instruction is not their native tongue and groups these according to five ad hoc headings. Outlines five parameters which offer a solution to the language problems. (GS)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Concept Formation, Instruction, Language Usage
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Hartley, J. R. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Examines in detail the objectives, design principles, and accomplishments of projects which have used the computer for tutoring and simulation and explains the educational use of programming languages. Outlines some of the difficulties and achievements in incorporating these developments within academic institutions. (GS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Instruction, Program Descriptions
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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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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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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
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Tamir, Pinchas – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Reviews activities of the Amos De-Shalit Science Teaching Center in Israel, established to promote and improve the teaching of science in Israel. (SL)
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Educational Facilities, Educational Research, Instruction
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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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Studies in Science Education, 1975
Presents a list of Australian science education dissertations compiled by the Australian Science Education Research Association. It includes theses completed since 1967. (GS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Psychology, Higher Education