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King, Donna – Studies in Science Education, 2012
Context-based chemistry education aims to improve student interest and motivation in chemistry by connecting canonical chemistry concepts with real-world contexts. Implementation of context-based chemistry programmes began 20 years ago in an attempt to make the learning of chemistry meaningful for students. This paper reviews such programmes…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Problem Based Learning, Learning Motivation, Chemistry
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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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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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Manthorpe, Catherine A. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Drawing on British publications, three general issues related to girls and science education are discussed: demands of state and industry, equality of opportunity, and the nature of science and the scientific enterprise. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Science, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garrett, R. M.; Roberts, I. F. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Reviews research on demonstration versus small group instruction in four phases (up to 1926, 1926-1946, 1946-1960, and 1960-present), reflecting progressive stages with respect to the development of the investigational techniques used in the studies. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dierks, Werner – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews identified learning problems dealing with stoichiometric calculations. Suggests solutions to these problems along with consequences for the curriculum. Includes remarks from a mathematics teacher concerning these problems. (DS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Mathematics Education