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Research in Science & Technological Education

1996 Volume 14, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Lessons for Science Education: The Print Media's Reporting of the Chernobyl Cloud Over Britain in 1986

    R T. Cross

    Focuses on the information concerning the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster provided to the British public by respected sections of the print media. Concludes that the three important... More

    pp. 125-39

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  2. Pupils' Perceptions of Design and Technology: A Case-Study of Pupils in South Wales

    Dave Hendley & Sue Lyle

    Explores pupils' (N=1675) perceptions of the subject of design and technology. Results show agreement between pupils across key stages and between genders. Findings indicate that pupils are... More

    pp. 141-51

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  3. High School Students' Views about Technology

    Alan K. Griffiths & Nancy Parsons Heath

    Explores high school students' (N=26) understanding of the meaning of technology and the differences between science and technology. Reports that most students had a good understanding of the... More

    pp. 153-62

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  4. Classroom Environment in Computer-Integrated Science Classes: Effects of Gender and Computer Ownership

    Tamar Levine & Smadar Donitsa-Schmidt

    Compares classroom environment in a group which used multimodal computer-based activities with that of a control group which used traditional science instruction strategies. Results indicate that... More

    pp. 163-78

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  5. A Survey of Israeli Physics Students' Conceptions of Energy in Pre-service Training for High School Teachers

    Ricardo Trumper

    Analyzes conceptions of energy of physics students' in a pre-service teacher training program. Findings indicate that the students are considerably anthropocentric in their associations, their... More

    pp. 179-92

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  6. An Evaluation of the Influence of Behavioural Objectives on Nigerian Students' Cognitive Achievement in Biology

    A Olumuyiwa Aboderin & Malcolm Thomas

    Investigates the influence of behavioral objectives, ability, and gender on Nigerian students' (N=730) cognitive achievement in biology. Different treatment groups with objectives placed before or ... More

    pp. 193-204

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  7. Transfer and Retention of Reasoning Strategies Taught in Biological Contexts

    Anat Zohar

    Describes students' initial thinking strategies and investigates the influence of learning environments on progress, transfer, and retention of students' thinking strategies. Results indicate that ... More

    pp. 205-19

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  8. Liked and Disliked Learning Activities: Responses of Swazi Students to Science Materials with a Technological Approach

    Betty Dlamini

    Reports on the impact of the introduction of science materials with a technological approach in some junior secondary classes in Swaziland. Results indicate that contextualized activities are... More

    pp. 221-35

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