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Hingant, Benedicte; Albe, Virginie – Studies in Science Education, 2010
This literature review provides an overview of recent studies on the introduction of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in secondary education. Four salient research topics have emerged: questions and reflections preceding curriculum development on nanosciences and nanotechnologies lessons; research on students' conceptualisations of nano-related…
Descriptors: Technology, Technological Advancement, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Reviews studies of cognitive preference tests, outlines the nature of cognitive preferences, and presents an analysis of cognitive preference data. Presents a six-point summary of this analysis and lists four statements that need supportive evidence before further studies using these tests can have any value. (GS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Cawthron, E. R.; Rowell, J. A. – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Suggests that, to a large extent, science educators tend to separate epistemology from the content and methodology of science. Questions the appropriateness of this practice. (CP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Learning Theories, Philosophy, Science Education
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Shayer, M. – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Evaluates the Nuffield Combined Science program in terms of the Piagetian developmental levels required for successful achievement in the various program divisions. (CP)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Curriculum, Educational Research, Evaluation
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Entwistle, N. J.; Duckworth, D. – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Reviews the trends of science choices among secondary level students in Britain, and summarizes research on factors associated with subject choice. (SL)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Science Curriculum
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Garrard, Jan – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of health issues that could be incorporated into secondary science curricula. Includes sections on the nature of the concepts of health and health education, descriptive health education research, theoretical perspectives on health education, and models and curricula for health education. (ML)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Health Education, Instructional Innovation
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McConnell, Mary C. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Against the background of the current crisis in science education, discusses various aspects of science/technology/society (STS) curriculum and instruction, including the need for new definition of science education, social science education and STS, and STS curriculum materials. Also provides a framework for educating about STS. (JN)
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Gaskell, P. James – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Discusses interests of various social groups in supporting trend to help students relate science to current issues and practical applications, pointing to issues in science/technology/society (STS) curricula that need to be addressed by science teachers and describing some organizational decisions that need to be made in developing STS curriculum…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Wubbels, Th.; And Others – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Describes research on early experiences (reality shock) of young teachers at the beginning of their careers, indicating roots of these experiences. Also describes teacher training courses (focusing on pre-service training for physics teachers and in-service training for new teachers) designed to help teachers cope with reality shock and its…
Descriptors: Coping, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher 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