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Hull, Michael M.; Jansky, Alexandra; Hopf, Martin – Studies in Science Education, 2021
In this literature review, we survey student naïve ideas (frequently referred to as 'misconceptions') that plausibly relate, at least in part, to difficulty in understanding probability. We collected diverse naïve ideas from a range of topics in physics: Non-linear Dynamics; Cosmology; Thermal Physics; Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics;…
Descriptors: Probability, Science Instruction, Physics, Misconceptions
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Stern, Florian; Kampourakis, Kostas – Studies in Science Education, 2017
Research in genetics and genomics is advancing at a fast pace, and thus keeping up with the most recent findings and conclusions can be very challenging. At the same time these recent findings and conclusions have made necessary a reconceptualization of genes and heredity, both in science and in science education, beyond the mostly gene-centred…
Descriptors: Genetics, Literacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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King, Chris – Studies in Science Education, 2008
Geoscience educational publications are reviewed in seven areas to identify future directions for curriculum development, professional development and research. The review shows that: effective teaching methods encompassing broad geoscience study still need extensive research; whilst some valuable materials have been developed for the teaching of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Earth Science, Professional Development, Misconceptions
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Boon, Richard – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Summarizes recent findings of empirical research in science education concerning students with disabilities. Discusses learning characteristics of disabled students, effective instructional strategies including text-based interventions and inquiry-oriented interventions, and inclusion practices. Contains 70 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Inclusive Schools
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Garnett, Patrick J; Garnett, Pamela J.; Hackling, Mark W. – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Provides a comprehensive review of literature regarding misconceptions that are held by secondary students in chemistry. Makes some recommendations based on the research. Contains 77 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education
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Driver, Rosalind; Oldham, Valerie – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Reviews the purposes, underlying assumptions, and curriculum development model for the United Kingdom's "Children's Learning in Science Project." Explains the general features and phases of the constructivist approach to learning that the program advocates. Identifies theoretical developments on children's ideas, the constructivist view…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education