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Research in Science & Technological Education

2002 Volume 20, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Practical Work in Earth Sciences Education: An Experience with Students in the Context of a National Science Programme in Portugal

    Luis Marques, Joao Praia & David Thompson

    Presents an outline of two sets of curricular materials that address the internal rock cycle and the internal energy of the earth in relation to plate tectonic theory. (Contains 31 references.) (DDR) More

    pp. 143-64

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  2. An Application of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction and College and University Classroom Environment Inventory in a Multicultural Tertiary Context

    Richard K. Coll, Neil Taylor & Darrell L. Fisher

    Reports on a study of two classroom learning environment questionnaires developed in a culturally diverse context, specifically the Pacific Islands. Concludes that females perceive their... More

    pp. 165-83

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  3. Children Working with Text in Science: Disparities with 'Literacy Hour' Practice

    Alan Peacock & Helen Weedon

    Details a study of students' text usage that used observations and interviews. Concludes that retrieval strategies are not transferred to learning from texts during science lessons. (Contains 41... More

    pp. 185-97

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  4. A Comparative Study of Primary and Secondary School Students' Images of Scientists

    Yvonne Y. H. Fung

    Examines the results of The Draw-A-Scientist Test given to Hong Kong Chinese students (n=675) to explore their images of scientists. Focuses on differences across grade levels and between male and ... More

    pp. 199-213

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  5. Science Trainee Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Its Influence on Physics Teaching

    Lilia Halim & Subahan Mohd. Meerah

    Reports on a study that examined Malaysian science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. Concludes that trainee teachers' lack pedagogical content knowledge of conceptual change strategies. ... More

    pp. 215-25

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  6. Do Primary School Science Books for Children Show a Concern for Explanatory Understanding?

    L D. Newton, D P. Newton, A Blake & K Brown

    Discusses the lack of primary teachers' focus on explanatory understanding and explores whether primary science books show a concern for explanatory understanding. (Contains 69 references.) (DDR) More

    pp. 227-40

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  7. Exploring Tertiary Students' Understanding of Covalent Bonding

    Richard K. Coll & David F. Treagust

    Explores whether exposure to increasingly sophisticated mental models at different points in a chemistry education class showed up in patterns of preference and use of models in interpreting... More

    pp. 241-67

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  8. Posing Problems for Open Investigations: What Questions Do Pupils Ask?

    Christine Chin & G Kayalvizhi

    Reports on a study that explored the types of questions that students ask for open-ended science investigations. Discusses how teachers can help students identify problems and pose questions that... More

    pp. 269-87

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