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Research in Science & Technological Education

2002 Volume 20, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Phases of Learning: Ninth Graders' Skill Acquisition

    Billie Eilam

    Explores students' cognitive behaviors observed in the process of learning as performed in the classroom context while acquiring a thinking skill such as choosing wisely. Micro-analysis of the... More

    pp. 5-24

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  2. Effects of Lecture, Teacher Demonstrations, Discussion and Practical Work on 10th Graders' Attitudes to Chemistry and Understanding of Electrolysis

    Jerome Thompson & Kola Soyibo

    Investigates whether the use of the combination of lecture, teacher demonstrations, class discussion, and student practical work in small groups significantly improved experimental subjects'... More

    pp. 25-37

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  3. Spanish Teachers' Views of the Goals of Science Education in Secondary Education

    Carlos Furio, Amparo Vilches, Jenaro Guisasola & Victor Romo

    Determines teachers' opinions regarding the goals and objectives of the teaching of science within the framework of educational reform. Attempts to disclose to what extent educational thinking... More

    pp. 39-52

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  4. Characteristics of Practical Work in Science Classrooms in Namibia

    Hileni M. Kapenda, Hedwig U. Kandjeo-Marenga, Choshi D. Kasanda & Fred Lubben

    Presents a study into science practical work conducted in Namibian classrooms. Lesson plans, task sheets, student work, lesson transcripts, and observation notes were used to identify intended... More

    pp. 53-65

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  5. Attitudes towards Physics

    Norman Reid & Elena A. Skryabina

    Reports on a project that explored attitudes towards physics in Scotland, looking at students aged from 10-20 years old. Describes the main factors attracting school pupils into a study of physics ... More

    pp. 67-81

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  6. The Solving of Problems in Chemistry: The More Open-Ended Problems

    Norman Reid & Mei-Jung Yang

    Offers a simple classification of problems and seeks to explore the many factors that may be important in the successful solving of problems. Considers the place of procedures and algorithms.... More

    pp. 83-98

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  7. Environmental Literacy: Towards a Shared Understanding for Science Teachers

    C G. Gayford

    Describes an inquiry into education for environmental literacy by a group of secondary school science teachers in the UK. Using participatory action research approaches, explores ways of... More

    pp. 99-110

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  8. Descriptive Categories and Structural Characteristics of Students' Conceptions: An Exploration of the Relationship

    Xiufeng Liu & Jazlin Ebenezer

    Explores the relationship between the descriptive categories and structural characteristics of students' conceptions so that a theoretical framework may be developed to explain and predict students... More

    pp. 111-32

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