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Research in Science & Technological Education

1999 Volume 17, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. A Course for Critical Constructivism through Action Research: A Case Study from Biology

    Zelia Jofili, Ana Geraldo & Mike Watts

    Describes the implementation and evaluation of a constructivist course for science teachers in which teachers are inducted into "critical constructivism" through their own action-research projects.... More

    pp. 5-17

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  2. Analyzing the Tacit Strategies of Novice Designers

    Malcolm Welch

    Describes an investigation of students' problem-solving strategies as seventh-grade students (n=10) attempted to design a solution to a technological problem. Concludes that novice designers use... More

    pp. 19-34

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  3. Evaluating Textbooks: The Role of Genre Analysis

    Sheila Turner & John Kearsey

    Defines textbook genre as the manner of presentation of material and implied relationship between the author and reader. Describes a method of objectively dividing textbooks into moves separated by... More

    pp. 35-43

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  4. Transcending Cultural Borders: Implications for Science Teaching

    Olugbemiro J. Jegede & Glen S. Aikenhead

    Reviews collateral learning theory as a cognitive explanation for how pupils cope with disparate worldviews mediated by transcending cultural borders between their everyday culture and the culture ... More

    pp. 45-66

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  5. Attitude toward Science among Secondary School Pupils in Northern Ireland: Relationship with Sex, Age and Religion

    Leslie J. Francis & John E. Greer

    Reports on a study of pupils (n=1549) aged 13 to 16 attending 12 Protestant and 12 Catholic schools in Northern Ireland and their attitudes toward science. Concludes that girls, oldest students,... More

    pp. 67-74

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  6. Gender Differences in Caribbean Students' Performance on a Test of Errors in Biological Labelling

    Kola Soyibo

    Discusses the performance of 11th-grade students from Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad (n=1216) on an Errors in Biological Labeling Test (EBLT). Concludes that... More

    pp. 75-82

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  7. Cultural Factors of Science Classroom Learning Environments, Teacher-Student Interactions and Student Outcomes

    Darrell L. Fisher & Bruce G. Waldrip

    Describes the development and validation of an instrument for assessing culturally-sensitive factors of students' learning environments and for examining associations between these factors,... More

    pp. 83-96

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  8. What Do Practicing Applied Scientists Do and What Are the Implications for Science Education?

    R Gott, S Duggan & P Johnson

    Argues that procedural understanding--or the "know-how" of science--is a key issue in employment but one that is not easily identified. When questioned about the science they use in their work,... More

    pp. 97-107

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  9. Engineers in Elementary Classrooms: Perceptions of Learning To Solve Technological Problems

    Patricia M. Rowell, Brenda J. Gustafson & Sandra M. Guilbert

    Explores the perceptions held by practicing engineers of what is involved in learning to solve technological problems and examines their pedagogical approaches to technological problem-solving in... More

    pp. 109-18

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