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Ravetz, Jerome R. – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Offers insight into the sorts of questions that might be asked in scientific inquiry and suggests a new sort of question--What If?--complementary to those questions which have traditionally dominated scientific practices. (PVD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Hermeneutics
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Rowell, Patricia M. – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Examines claims for writing-to-learn science and juxtaposes them with writing practices in both the scientific community and school science. Presents arguments for reconceptualizing the act of writing in science classrooms in light of a characterization of writing in the discourses of science and school science, including recognizing writing as a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Hermeneutics, Higher Education
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Garrett, R. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Reviews studies related to problem solving in science education. Discusses findings in the areas of investigative methods, improvement of problem-solving abilities, task variables (puzzles, problems), and subject variables (cognitive structures, developmental factors, disposition). (ML)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Instructional Improvement, Literature Reviews, Predictor Variables