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Research in Science & Technological Education

2000 Volume 18, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Tuition and Memory: Mental Models and Cognitive Processing in Japanese Children's Work on D.C. Electrical Circuits

    Noriaki Asami, Julien King & Martin Monk

    Focuses on the familiar problem of students' understanding of elementary electrical circuits from a much neglected point of view. Suggests that the patterning commonly found in students' ideas... More

    pp. 141-54

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  2. Newly Qualified Primary Teachers' Perceptions of the Role of Text Material in Teaching Science

    Alan Peacock & Simon Gates

    Uses a phenomenographic approach to elicit and describe in detail the categories of perceptions among (n=23) newly qualified primary teachers (NQTs) of their learning and use of science text during... More

    pp. 155-71

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  3. The Influence of School Health Education Programmes on the Knowledge and Behaviour of School Children towards Nutrition and Health

    Kathleen Keirle & Malcolm Thomas

    Investigates two school situations, one identified as being health-promoting and having a comprehensive policy and a defined program of health education, the other not health-promoting, having no... More

    pp. 173-90

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  4. Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) on 11th Graders' Attitudes to Biology and CAI and Understanding of Reproduction in Plants and Animals

    Kola Soyibo & Ann Hudson

    Investigates whether the use of the combination of lecture, discussion, and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) significantly improved students' attitudes toward biology and their understanding of ... More

    pp. 191-99

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  5. Intermediate General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) Science: A Missed Opportunity for a Focus on Procedural Understanding?

    Sandra Duggan & Richard Gott

    Considers the role of a new vocational science qualification in the UK, the Intermediate General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) science, and how it relates to science-based employment.... More

    pp. 201-14

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  6. Pre-service Primary Teachers' Planning for Science and Technology Activities: Influences and Constraints

    Daniel Davies & Maggie Rogers

    Outlines research undertaken with first year primary preservice teachers at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Studies the influence of preservice teachers' prior educational experience ... More

    pp. 215-25

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  7. Approaches To Teaching Science in the Jordanian Primary School

    Anne Qualter & I R. A. Abu-Hola

    Reports on a study of the influence of different approaches to teaching units from the Jordanian science curriculum on over 600 students from grades 6, 9, and 10. Trains a small sample of male and ... More

    pp. 227-39

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