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Research in Science & Technological Education

1992 Volume 10, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Assessing the Judicious Use of the "Language" of Certain Types of Graphs by 10th Grade Biology Pupils

    Amos Dreyfus & Yossef Mazouz

    Assesses the ability of tenth grade students (n=364) to acquire meanings of graphs that are frequently used in their biology textbooks. Indicates that the main source of failure to process... More

    pp. 5-21

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  2. Two Different Methods of Assessing Practical Skills at an Advanced Level Examination in Biology: Demonstration of Construct Validity or the Appraisal of Non-Events?

    C R. Brown

    Scrutinizes the assessment of students' practical skills, in an honors-level biology examination, for construct validity utilizing both correlational and factor analytical methods to explore... More

    pp. 23-35

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  3. A Comprehensive Use of Concept Mapping in Design Instruction and Assessment

    Hanna Barenholz & Pinchas Tamir

    Describes the use of concept mapping (CM) in design, instruction, and assessment related to microbiology lessons prepared for high school students in Israel. Indicates that students utilizing CM... More

    pp. 37-52

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  4. From "Algorithmic Mode" to "Conceptual Gestalt" in Understanding the Behavior of Gases: An Epistemological Perspective

    Mansoor Niaz & William R. Robinson

    Compares performances of students on gas-law problems that require two distinct approaches, either the algorithmic technique or the conceptual gestalt. Indicates that student effectiveness is... More

    pp. 53-64

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  5. Learning Science with Understanding: In Search of the Holy Grail?

    Barry J. Fraser

    Reports on findings from an interpretive team study of the teaching/learning environments in the science program at an innovative Australian high school, in which 778 students perform laboratory... More

    pp. 65-81

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  6. Reasoning Fallacies in Preservice Elementary School Teachers

    Judith Bransky

    Compares the reasoning capabilities of preservice elementary school teachers before and after their involvement in a remedial science program that incorporated instruction in basic conceptual... More

    pp. 83-92

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  7. Problem-Solving Processes of Nigerian Chemistry Teachers

    J C. Adigwe

    Reports on specific problem-solving difficulties of 240 chemistry teachers from 5 Nigerian states who volunteered to take part in 3 written tests and an interview. Describes the contrasts between... More

    pp. 93-104

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  8. Science-Relatedness and Gender-Appropriateness of Careers: Some Pupil Perceptions

    Keith S. Taber

    Presents findings that young secondary students have stereotyped ideas about the appropriateness of certain careers for men and women. Indicates that careers such as pilot, engine mechanic,... More

    pp. 105-15

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  9. Incidental Science Knowledge in Fifth Grade Children: A Study of Its Relationship with Cognitive Development and Cognitive Style

    Menina Di Gennaro

    Fifty-three elementary school children were tested on Incidental Science Knowledge, i.e., knowledge acquired by chance outside school, and the results obtained were correlated with intellectual... More

    pp. 117-26

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