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Constantinou, C. P.; Papadouris, N. – Studies in Science Education, 2012
We have reviewed the existing literature on teaching and learning about energy to develop an overview of the ongoing debate on conceptual aspects of the construct and also to highlight the issues that have emerged in approaches to designing teaching-learning sequences. Our review is informed by those aspects of the historical evolution of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Education, Epistemology, Energy Education
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Describes an attempt to write and edit a series of stories, 'Science Web Reader,' which make good reading for pupils aged 11-13. Explores three aspects of story: the author identified as a person, the story as that person's thoughts, and the offering of a distinct point of view. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Science Education
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Cogan, Leland S.; Wang, Hsingchi A.; Schmidt, William H. – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Studies how the cultural context of curriculum policy relates to what students are taught in the classroom by using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Explores how what constitutes school science varies from one culture/nation to another, and that these differences pervade all instantiations of curriculum.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Grade 8