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Adey, Philip – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the question of the existence and usefulness of supposed general functions of the mind and the extent to which such functions might be educable. Focuses on the role of education, science education for general development in particular. Contains 99 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Explores the motivating forces which caused the European Union to come into being and their relevance to education. Attempts to describe the basic essence of the current cultural diversity. Argues for a new approach to comparative educational research, both quantitative and qualitative. Suggests three new and substantial tasks for science…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Science Education
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Young, Michael; Glanfield, Ken – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Argues that "connective specialization" could be the basis for a science curriculum that would provide people with the capabilities they will need throughout their working lives in the next century. Claims that science teachers need to see science in its relationship to other subjects and fields of study and that they must initiate…
Descriptors: Career Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Scott, Philip – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Uses a theoretical framework derived from Vygotsky's writings to review studies of science classroom discourse interactions between teachers and students. Suggests that shifting the research focus from isolated instructional activities to promote conceptual change toward viewing such activities in the critically influential context of an ongoing…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Research
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Studies in Science Education, 1999
Provides a list of theses and dissertations submitted for higher degrees in science education at British Universities during the academic years 1994-1995 and 1997-1998. (CCM)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, 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
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Bryce, T. G. K.; Robertson, I. J. – Studies in Science Education, 1985
Reviews studies focusing on practical assessment in science. Areas considered include what students are really doing in laboratories, how practical skills should be assessed, methods used to assess practical science (such as internal/external examinations and continuous assessment), methodological issues, and reasons for the failure of some…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Hodson, Derek – Studies in Science Education, 1985
This review is organized under these headings: aims of science education; the image of science; why a philosophy of science; the nature of scientific knowledge and the role of theory; scientific method; practice of science by the community of scientists; and the role of practical work. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Literature Reviews, Philosophy, Science Curriculum
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Osborne, Roger; Wittrock, Merlin – Studies in Science Education, 1985
Suggesting that learning be considered as a generative process, attempts to: (1) place generative learning ideas in the context of other viewpoints of learning; (2) explicate key postulates of the generative learning model; and (3) examine implications of these theoretical ideas for teaching, learning, curriculum development, and research. (JN)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning
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Layton, David; And Others – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Addresses the need for a public understanding of science. Presents both an historical perspective and a current view of the public's understanding of science. Reviews international examples of adult science programs and discusses the need for adult scientific literacy. (ML)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, International Educational Exchange, Public Opinion, Science and Society
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King, Kenneth – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Provides a review of the range of innovative science activities in India. Points out some of the parallels with science and science education issues in India and in other countries. Offers perspectives on the state of nonformal science for the public and reforms of science in the schools of India. (ML)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, National Programs
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Garrett, R. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Reviews studies related to problem solving in science education. Discusses findings in the areas of investigative methods, improvement of problem-solving abilities, task variables (puzzles, problems), and subject variables (cognitive structures, developmental factors, disposition). (ML)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Instructional Improvement, Literature Reviews, Predictor Variables
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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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Gunter, Barrie; Kinderlerer, Julian; Beyleveld, Deryck – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Describes British teenagers' (n=138) knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes toward biotechnology with particular reference to food production. Concludes that more than half the teenagers were familiar with the term "biotechnology," but most lacked detailed knowledge of the subject. Teens rated formal schooling in science as an important…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agriculture, Attitudes, Biotechnology
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Driver, Rosalind; Oldham, Valerie – Studies in Science Education, 1986
Reviews the purposes, underlying assumptions, and curriculum development model for the United Kingdom's "Children's Learning in Science Project." Explains the general features and phases of the constructivist approach to learning that the program advocates. Identifies theoretical developments on children's ideas, the constructivist view…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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