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White, Richard T. – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Science education is not exempt from the general criticism that research has had little effect on classroom practice. Argues that teachers do not reject research about practice, they ignore it. Contains 46 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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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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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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Rennie, Leonie J.; McClafferty, Terence P. – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Focuses on the interactive science center and its history over the last four decades. Traces the original idea to Francis Bacon. Recommends the use of cross-site studies to develop a model of learning in this setting. Contains 141 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits
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Osborne, Jonathan; Simon, Shirley – Studies in Science Education, 1996
Presents and recommends the rationale for a primary science curriculum characterized by reduced content, breadth and balance, and a focus on investigative activities. Contains 128 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Strategies, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Ogborn, Jon – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Comments on the consequences of the death of the rationalist dream, including a loss of nerve in science education that leads some people to doubt the point and the value of teaching science. Argues that the death of this dream is irrelevant. Contains 57 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology
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Bates, Inge – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reviews the development of the competence movement in Great Britain as well as the related literature. Distinguishes four broad categories of research: (1) technical; (2) evaluative; (3) sociological; and (4) miscellaneous topics. Contains 98 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, British National Curriculum, Competence, Foreign Countries
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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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Jegede, Olugbemiro J. – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Discusses how learning occurs and the role of the learning environment as a source of information. Argues that the culture of the learner has a central role in the learning of science using the traditional world view of African students as an example. Contains 124 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Background, Educational Environment
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Bliss, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Considers the contribution psychology has made to understanding the way children learn science. Reviews the work of Piaget and the subsequent application of his theories to understanding science teaching and learning. Contains 150 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Background, Educational Environment
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Gilbert, John K. – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Considers the metaphor of science education research as fields of inquiry. Groups the papers that have appeared in Studies in Science Education according to their contribution to the development of this metaphor. Contains 26 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Development, 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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van den Brul, Caroline – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reports research based on the scientific issues of a claim of missing matter in the universe and a possible link between injections of vitamin K into newborn babies and the subsequent development of childhood cancer. Contains 64 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Representation, Mass Media Effects
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George, June – Studies in Science Education, 1995
Reports on a case study that is part of a larger study taking place in Trinidad, West Indies. Focuses on one subject and how a person makes use of conventional science and traditional knowledge in everyday life. Contains 29 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Concept Formation, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development
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