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Research in Science & Technological Education

1995 Volume 13, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Science Process Skills: Their Nature and Interrelationships

    Peter N. Brotherton & Peter F. W. Preece

    Assessed the science process skills and the Piagetian development level of about 90 secondary school students in years 7, 8, and 9. Found only a simple two-level hierarchy (basic and integrated) of... More

    pp. 5-11

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  2. Factors Associated with Ways High School Students Study from Textbooks

    Pinchas Tamir

    Identified strategies high school students (n=174) use in studying from textbooks and their relationships to selected environmental and personal variables. Found some students always use the same... More

    pp. 13-24

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  3. An Evaluation of the Use of Student-Centred Investigations in Teaching Comparative Animal Physiology to Undergraduates

    John I. Spicer & Marie Bonsall

    Taught comparative animal physiology to undergraduates (n=31) using student-centered (open-ended) investigations in small groups. Questionnaires and discussion found that students appeared to value... More

    pp. 25-35

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  4. English and Australian Children's Perceptions about Technology

    Leonie J. Rennie & Tina Jarvis

    Writing/drawing activities, picture quizzes, and questionnaires of elementary school children in England and Australia found that the high profile of design and make in the England and Wales... More

    pp. 37-52

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  5. School Effectiveness for Different Types of Potential Scientists and Engineers

    Brian E. Woolnough

    Responses of about 1,210 sixth-formers were compared to responses of 268 who are going on to higher education to become scientists. Responses were analyzed concerning their reaction to different... More

    pp. 53-66

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  6. Tanzanian Teachers' Understanding of the Science Embedded in Traditional Technologies: A Study to Inform Teacher Education

    G W. Knamiller

    Explored the degree to which a sample of Tanzania science teachers were able to interpret the local production of alcohol in light of their conceptual knowledge of the science involved, designed... More

    pp. 67-76

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  7. The Validity of Project Assessment in an Advanced Level Biology Examination

    C R. Brown

    Assessment of practical objectives by means of a project which occurred in an operational Advanced level examination in the United Kingdom is analyzed for construct validity. As in previous... More

    pp. 77-88

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  8. Development of Student Understanding: A Case Study of Stability and Liability in Cognitive Structure

    Keith S. Taber

    Presents findings from a case study into the development of student understanding of chemical bonding. Reveals significant progression in student understanding but also highlights issues of how... More

    pp. 89-99

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