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Research in Science & Technological Education

November 2003 Volume 21, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Grappling with Teaching Design and Technology: A Beginning Teacher's Experiences

    Sarah J. Stein, Ian S. Ginns & Campbell J. McRobbie

    This paper reports on an investigation into the first time implementation of a technology education unit of work by a beginning primary school teacher. The researchers monitored the teacher's... More

    pp. 141-157

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  2. Twelfth Grade Students' Understanding of Oxidation and Combustion: Using Action Research to Improve Teachers' Practical Knowledge and Teaching Practice

    Nicos Valanides, Athanasia Nicolaidou & Ingo Eilks

    Nine 12th grade students, attending the science section of the upper secondary school in Cyprus, were individually interviewed about their understanding of the changes associated with the process... More

    pp. 159-175

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  3. Portrayals of Science and Scientists, and "Science for Citizenship"

    Renato Schibeci & Libby Lee

    There are increasing calls in the science education community for "science for citizenship" as an important goal for the school science curriculum of the 21st century. The potential influence of... More

    pp. 177-192

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  4. Undergraduates' Views about Biology and Physics

    Katie Spall, Stephanie Barrett, Martin Stanisstreet, Dominic Dickson & Edward Boyes

    There is continuing concern about the low enrolment of students on to some undergraduate science courses, especially physics. Here we explore some of the reasons that might underpin this. The views... More

    pp. 193-208

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  5. Effectiveness of Instruction Based on the Constructivist Approach on Understanding Chemical Equilibrium Concepts

    Huseyin Akkus, Hakki Kadayifci, Basri Atasoy & Omer Geban

    The purpose of this study was to identify misconceptions concerning chemical equilibrium concepts and to investigate the effectiveness of instruction based on the constructivist approach over... More

    pp. 209-227

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  6. Science Literacy by Technology by Country: USA, Finland and Mexico. Making Sense of It All

    Elena C. Papanastasiou

    The purpose of this study was to examine how variables related to computer availability, computer comfort and educational software are associated with higher or lower levels of science literacy in ... More

    pp. 229-241

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  7. Science and Computer-Based Technologies: Attitudes of Secondary Science Teachers

    Wan Ng & Richard Gunstone

    As is the case with most developed countries, pressures from various sectors of society have seen computers make a big presence in Australian education systems in the last decade. In the state of... More

    pp. 243-264

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  8. A Study of Students' Perceptions of the Organisation and Effectiveness of Fieldwork in Earth Sciences Education

    Luis Marques, Joao Praia & Richard Kempa

    This paper reports the findings of a preliminary evaluation of an in-service training programme designed for practising geology/earth science teachers in Portuguese high schools and intended to... More

    pp. 265-278

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