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Smolicz, J. J.; Nunan, E. E. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Examines the relationships and interactions between the image of science, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of science education. Investigates the fragmentation in science and the effects of this fragmentation upon providing educationists with a theoretical support in science education. (GS)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Sociology, Essays, Philosophy
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Lucas, A. M. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
Presented are some concerns regarding the relationship between science education and environmental education. Semantic problems, inadequate literature reporting efforts in the field, and the feeling that science education is the vehicle for environmental education are discussed and recommendations made for research and curriculum development. (CS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Environmental Education
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Gauld, C. F.; Hukins, A. A. – Studies in Science Education, 1980
The author reviews the following areas: the nature of scientific attitudes, the development of scientific attitudes as an educational objective, instruments for measuring scientific attitudes, and research concerning relationships between scientific attitudes and other variables; and makes recommendations for changes in research into scientific…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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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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Driver, Rosalind; Easley, Jack – Studies in Science Education, 1978
Reviews nearly 100 studies concerning the process of concept formation in adolescent science students. (CP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Concept Formation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science
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Karplus, Robert – Studies in Science Education, 1978
The operation of the Hall of Science as a museum and as an educational center is noted. Descriptions of 30 science education projects currently underway are provided. (CP)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Research
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Eliot, John; Hauptman, Anna – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Indicates that spatial ability describes a variety of different behaviors and briefly reviews efforts to define intelligence factors and identify processes involved in solving tasks requiring spatial ability. (DS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Perceptual Development
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Fraser, Barry J.; Walberg, Herbert J. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews studies on the psychosocial learning environment of science classrooms focusing on: (1) assessment of classroom learning environments; (2) predictive validity of environmental perceptions in science classrooms; (3) past criterion validity studies; and (4) directions for future research. (DS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Educational Environment
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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
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Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Boon, Richard – Studies in Science Education, 1998
Summarizes recent findings of empirical research in science education concerning students with disabilities. Discusses learning characteristics of disabled students, effective instructional strategies including text-based interventions and inquiry-oriented interventions, and inclusion practices. Contains 70 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Inclusive Schools
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Knain, Erik – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Argues that science education can provide skills and perspectives that are transferable to domains outside of science. Discusses how the rationality of science is closely related to principles and norms fundamental to discourses outside of science. (CCM)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Process Education, Science Education
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Prosser, Michael; Trigwell, Keith – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Argues that both students and teachers form certain perceptions of their teaching and learning situations. Presents a relational model of student learning and teaching context and examines the model in terms of tertiary science education. (CCM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role Perception, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Thomas, Jeff; Solomon, Joan – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Discusses the development of a science curriculum that will enable students to apply what they have learned to the problems inherent to their generation as times and technologies change. Focuses on students still in school, trainees and workers in industry, and adults. (CCM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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Scanlon, Eileen – Studies in Science Education, 1997
Reviews examples of the use of new communications technologies and assesses their potential application in science learning. Examples include collaboration, virtual experimentation, virtual field trips, and distance education. (PVD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperation, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Hart, Paul; Nolan, Kathleen – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Describes the nature of environmental education research in the 1990s, and comments critically on the focus and quality of inquiry in this field with a view toward improvements in the new millennium. Organizes the literature around the themes of quantitative reports, qualitative research, descriptive reports, focused inquiries, metamethodological…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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