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Venville, Grady J.; Wallace, John; Rennie, Leonie J.; Malone, John A. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the issue of curriculum integration, with a particular focus on science as a discipline and its relationship with other subjects. Presents the exploration in the form of a research journey. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Describes an attempt to write and edit a series of stories, 'Science Web Reader,' which make good reading for pupils aged 11-13. Explores three aspects of story: the author identified as a person, the story as that person's thoughts, and the offering of a distinct point of view. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Science Education
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Powell, Janet Carlson; Anderson, Ronald D. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Analyzes the role of science curriculum materials in educational reform concluding that materials can and should play a vital role. Concludes also that the use of new curriculum materials must be accompanied by transformative professional development in a supportive school and community environment. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Materials, Resource Materials, Science Curriculum
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Duschl, Richard A.; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the research on argumentation in science education by focusing on two questions: (1) what should constitute argumentation?; and (2) what does research say about classroom conditions that promote, nurture, and sustain argumentation practices among students? Discusses possible barriers to argumentation and foundational frameworks and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Scanlon, Eileen; Morris, Erica; Di Paolo, Terry; Cooper, Martyn – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews science learning in higher education, specifically in engineering, and the influences of technologically-mediated approaches on the cooperative learning of practical work and science. Discusses reasons for including practical work in science education, implementing practical work in distance education, and using technology and learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education
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Leach, John; Scott, Phil – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews evidence on the effectiveness of "sequence of teaching activities" on student learning and the design and evaluation of science teaching sequences. Discusses the social constructivist perspective on learning and offers a generalized approach to planning a science teaching sequence. Provides an example of how to plan an…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Design, Electric Circuits, Electricity
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Young, Michael F. D. – Studies in Science Education, 1974
Using the ideas of scientists, the author builds a theme of reflexivity and identifies implications for teaching and learning science. He argues that a sociology of school science is not academic and irrelevant to teachers but just the opposite. (PEB)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Sociology, Learning, Philosophy
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Power, Colin – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Reviews studies gathering data about what happens inside science classrooms, studies providing information about the nature of interaction in science lessons, studies which have examined factors influencing the nature of interaction, and studies which have looked at the impact of different patterns of interaction on science outcomes. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Educational Problems, Educational Research
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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Examines various meanings ascribed to "integrated science," and explores arguments used to establish the value of an integrated approach for primary and secondary education. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Holmes, Brian – Studies in Science Education, 1977
Discusses the use of science syllabuses developed in one country that were developed in a second country and the consequences of doing so. (SL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Problems, Intercultural Programs
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Harding, J. M.; And Others – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Outlines the current state of research on curriculum change by reference to studies representative of the main trends in the United States and England. Reviews the Curriculum Diffusion Research Project and presents suggestions for future study in the area of curriculum diffusion. (GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research
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Strevens, Peter – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Surveys the language problems encountered by teachers and students when the vehicle of instruction is not their native tongue and groups these according to five ad hoc headings. Outlines five parameters which offer a solution to the language problems. (GS)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Concept Formation, Instruction, Language Usage
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Hartley, J. R. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Examines in detail the objectives, design principles, and accomplishments of projects which have used the computer for tutoring and simulation and explains the educational use of programming languages. Outlines some of the difficulties and achievements in incorporating these developments within academic institutions. (GS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Instruction, Program Descriptions
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Kempa, R. F. – Studies in Science Education, 1976
Outlines the criticisms of science education research related to the following points: absence of an adequate theoretical framework, methodological shortcomings in design and evaluation, and inadequate attention to science-specific problems of learning and characteristics of the learner. (Author/GS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Evaluation, Instruction
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