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Studies in Science Education, 1985
Lists theses and dissertations for degrees in British universities completed during 1982-83 and 1983-84, including some not previously listed. They are arranged under 18 headings reflecting studies of teaching/learning in biology, chemistry, physics, technology, elementary and secondary school mathematics, schools and industry, computers,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Lovell, Kenneth – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Uses and explains the Piagetian model to provide a conceptual framework for a discussion of intellectual growth in relation to science education and points out inadequacies of the model. (PEB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Educational Research
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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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West, L. H. T.; Fensham, P. J. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Examines Ausubel's theory of learning as a model of the role concerning the influence of prior knowledge on how learning occurs. Research evidence for Ausubel's theory is presented and discussed. Implications of Ausubel's theory for teaching are summarized. (PEB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Educational Research, Learning, Learning Processes
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Schaefer, G. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
The functions of the Institute for Science Education (IPN) at Kiel, West Germany, are described. The main activities of the IPN focus on development of curricula for science education and investigation of special problems arising in science teaching. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Integrated Curriculum
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West, R. W. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Described are some of the activities, roles, problems and projects of the Education (Research) Committee of the Association for Science Education. (PEB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Professional Associations
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Maddock, M. N. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Draws on literature from the fields of science education, anthropology, and other areas. Proposes a viewpoint that science and science education are cultural enterprises which form a part of the wider cultural matrix of society and that educational considerations concerning science must be made in light of this wider perspective. (DS)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Wilson, Bryan – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Describes the preparation of a bibliographic guide focusing on the research dealing with the cultural context of science and mathematics education. (DS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Cultural Influences
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Studies in Science Education, 1981
Lists theses and dissertations for higher degrees in British universities completed during 1978-79 and 1979-80. (DS)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Higher Education, Masters Theses, Mathematics Education
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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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Nelkin, Dorothy – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Reviews issues involved in demands for greater public participation in science and technology policy. Analyzes sources of conflict and various "publics" involved, describing diverse fears about science/technology leading to participatory demands. The central and pervasive issue (the source of many conflicts) is the question of who…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Decision Making, Policy Formation
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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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Kaminski, Donna M. – Studies in Science Education, 1982
Presents an annotated bibliography of 62 British entries on girls and science/mathematics. Arranged alphabetically by author/institution, annotations are detailed to avoid having to locate each reference itself. Topics include, among others, sex differences, sex bias in textbooks, and achievement. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, 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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