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Research in Science & Technological Education

1994 Volume 12, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Israeli Students' Conceptions of Science and Views about the Scientific Enterprise

    Pinchas Tamir

    Representative samples of 10-, 14-, and 17-year-old Israeli students, about 2,000 in each, responded to background questionnaires and a battery of tests and scales concerning their conceptions of... More

    pp. 99-116

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  2. Using the Repertory Grid to Probe Students' Ideas about Energy

    Tony Fetherstonhaugh

    Demonstrates how repertory grid technique was used to elicit students' ideas about energy. Constructs were divided from a sample of 55 Western Australian year-9 secondary students. A call is made... More

    pp. 117-27

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  3. Pupils' Performance within the Domain of Data Interpretation, with Particular Reference to Pattern Recognition

    Peter Swatton

    The Assessment of Performance Unit recognized the importance of reading and interpreting data but saw them as discrete aspects of "process" science. However, pupil performance on different... More

    pp. 129-44

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  4. Children's Ideas about Radioactivity and Radiation: sources, modes of travel, uses and dangers

    Edward Boyes & Martin Stanisstreet

    The understanding concerning radioactivity and radiation of pupils ages 11-16 was studied using a closed-form questionnaire with a large cohort of children and interviews with subsets of this group... More

    pp. 145-60

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  5. Some Fundamental Questions about Scientific Thinking

    J N. Collings

    Demonstrates that 11-year-old children's scientific thinking in formal operational terms can be significantly developed through training in the cognitive style of field independence determined by... More

    pp. 161-73

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  6. Advancement of Low Achievers within Technology Studies at High School

    M Barak

    A three-year experiment was carried out with the goal of helping low achieving high school students progress to matriculation level. Results show a change in the class atmosphere, and students'... More

    pp. 175-86

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  7. Occupational Stress Factors and Coping Strategies among Jamaican High School Science Teachers

    Kola Soyibo

    To help in redressing a lack of studies on science teacher stress worldwide, this study reports on data from 230 high school teachers in Jamaica using a 40-item self-report instrument. The... More

    pp. 187-92

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  8. Difficulties in Resolving Science Problems: A Comparative Study of English and Spanish Pupils' Opinions

    R M. Garrett & J M. Sanchez Jimenez

    Seeks to remedy a lack of studies that make direct comparisons using specifically designed instruments. Builds upon a previous parallel study comparing the views of teachers from Spain and England ... More

    pp. 193-202

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  9. A Short-Term and Long-Term Study of a Science Investigation Project in Geology, Used by Non-science High School Students

    Nir Orion

    A geological investigation project named "Geotop" was introduced into the high school geography curriculum of Israel as a vehicle to enhance geology and science education within a non-science... More

    pp. 203-23

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