ERIC Number: ED267974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Research in Science Education, Volume 15. Selections of Papers from the Annual Conference of the Australian Science Education Research Association (16th, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, May 1985).
Tisher, Richard P., Ed.
Research in Science Education, v15, 1985.
This publication contains 24 studies which focus on: the fostering of inquiry in secondary school science laboratories; realistic expectations for traditional laboratory work; a content-based, college-level science course for all students; understanding learning at the classroom level; transitions and student task involvement; a project to encourage metacognitive behavior; cognitive variables in problem-solving in chemistry; health attitudes and health awareness in high school students; students' perceptions of stress; attitude and knowledge of Tasmanian secondary students toward energy conservation and environment; students' intentions to study or not to study science (using Ajzen and Fishbein's theory of reasoned action) and a possible paradigm shift for science education. Other studies involve such areas as the importance of context in educational research; use of concept maps in assessing a computer-based biology activity; children's ideas about temperature and electric current; learners' response to the idea of environment; the long-term kinetics of conceptual development; circular motion concepts of first-year engineering students; teachers' concepts in science; effect of training in concept mapping on student achievement in traditional classroom tests; Australian general science; predicting tertiary academic performance in terms of student cognitive and non-cognitive variables; and the analysis of science curricula in Australia. (JN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
Professor Richard T. White, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Australian Science Education Research Association.
Identifiers - Location: Australia