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Chang, Hsin-Yi; Lin, Tzung-Jin; Lee, Min-Hsien; Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Lin, Tzu-Chiang; Tan, Aik-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Studies in Science Education, 2020
In this study, we reviewed 76 journal articles on employing drawing assessment as a research tool in science education. Findings from the systematic review suggest four justifications for using drawing as a type of research tool, including assessment via drawing as (a) an alternative method considering young participants' verbal or writing…
Descriptors: Science Education, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Cognitive Tests
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Ulriksen, Lars; Madsen, Lene Moller; Holmegaard, Henriette T. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
In this paper we provide an overview of the literature on understandings of drop out/opt out from science, technology and mathematics (STM) higher education programmes. After outlining the literature on students leaving higher education programmes in general, we then explore the research on drop out/opt out from STM programmes in particular, with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Young Adults, Organizational Change
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Studies in Science Education, 2009
In this paper we combine the findings from two recent studies relating to participation and attainment in school science --a re-analysis of existing official data for England and a review of wider international research evidence in the literature relevant to the UK. Although the secondary data are drawn mainly from England, the comprehensiveness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Economic Status, Foreign Countries
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France, Bev – Studies in Science Education, 2007
The first section of this article examines a range of definitions of biotechnology. This analysis demonstrates that teachers' choices will determine their view of biotechnology, as positioned along a traditional-modern, axis, and provides examples of the tensions that these differing positions create. A further section argues that in order for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Biotechnology, Science Education, Definitions
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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
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Layton, David, Ed. – Studies in Science Education, 1979
Presented are several articles and reviews which are related to science education in the following areas: (1) achievement, mastery, proficiency, competence; (2) personality and the pursuit of science; (3) skill integration, Piaget, and education; (4) recent research grants in the United Kingdom; (5) a listing of theses and dissertations for higher…
Descriptors: Achievement, Annual Reports, Cognitive Processes, Doctoral Degrees
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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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Scanlon, Eileen – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Reviews examples of the use of new communications technologies and assesses their potential application in science learning. Examples include collaboration, virtual experimentation, virtual field trips, and distance education. (PVD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Aikenhead, Glen S. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Reconceptualizes a cultural perspective for science education that offers an account of life in a science classroom by characterizing students' experiences as crossing borders between subcultures. Contains 160 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Influences, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Northfield, Jeff R. – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reviews the history of Studies in Science Education and critiques the role of this journal from a personal perspective as well as from knowledge of the Australian context for science education. Discusses directions for the future. Contains 30 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Strategies
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Studies in Science Education, 1995
Lists theses and dissertations from British universities completed during sessions 1992-93 and 1993-94 together with some earlier studies not previously listed. All studies are related to either science or mathematics education. (DDR)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Laws, Peter M. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents a bibliographical review of research on undergraduate science education that involves a broad evaluation of the literature that defines the field. Discusses definitions of science education. Contains 306 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Action Research, College Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Knain, Erik – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Argues that science education can provide skills and perspectives that are transferable to domains outside of science. Discusses how the rationality of science is closely related to principles and norms fundamental to discourses outside of science. (CCM)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Process Education, Science Education
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Thomas, Jeff; Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Discusses the development of a science curriculum that will enable students to apply what they have learned to the problems inherent to their generation as times and technologies change. Focuses on students still in school, trainees and workers in industry, and adults. (CCM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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