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Research in Science & Technological Education

1997 Volume 15, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. A Survey of Biology Students' Conceptions of Force in Pre-service Training for High School Teachers

    Ricardo Trumper & Paul Gorsky

    Presents a study to determine whether biology students in preservice training to become high school teachers hold correct scientific views that will eventually allow them to plan and implement... More

    pp. 133-47

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  2. Science in Primary Schools: An Investigation into Differences in the Attainment and Attitudes of Pupils across Schools

    Peter Tymms

    The Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) project monitors the attainment and self-concept of pupils from the age of 4 to age 11. The relationships between achievement and self-concept... More

    pp. 149-59

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  3. Students' Perceptions of Science and Technology in Botswana and Lesotho

    David Kent & Peter Towse

    Junior level secondary students (n=500) in Botswana and Lesotho responded to a questionnaire to paint a picture of student perceptions of science and technology. The attitudes of the students... More

    pp. 161-72

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  4. Investigating Students' Private Perceptions of Scientists and Their Work

    David H. Palmer

    Interviews were conducted with Year 6 students (n=67) and Year 10 students (n=58) who were asked whether scientists can do anything about endangered species. Most students gave positive answers... More

    pp. 173-83

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  5. The Effect of Various Kinds of Lesson on Conceptual Understanding in Science

    P S. Cavalcante, D P. Newton & L D. Newton

    Teachers of 9 and 10 year olds were found to use varied versions of lessons that increase conceptual understanding. Their effectiveness in supporting conceptual understanding was compared... More

    pp. 185-93

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  6. Misconceptions and Conceptual Changes Concerning Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics among Portuguese Students Aged 16-17

    Luis Marques & David Thompson

    This study investigates student misconceptions in the areas of continent, ocean, permanence of ocean basins, continental drift, Earth's magnetic field, and plates and plate motions. A teaching... More

    pp. 195-222

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  7. The Impact of Single-Sex and Coeducational Schooling on Participation and Achievement in Science: A 10-Year Perspective

    Alex McEwen, Damian Knipe & Tony Gallagher

    Examines the impact of government science education policy through the uptake of science A level subjects and patterns of attainment among boys and girls. Whereas recent evidence from Britain has... More

    pp. 223-33

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  8. Science and Technology Concepts in a Design and Technology Project: A Pilot Study

    Ralph Levinson, Patricia Murphy & Robert McCormick

    This pilot study of a project involving the design and making of a moisture sensor indicated that science knowledge developed through science lessons could not be used in technology lessons. This... More

    pp. 235-55

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