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Research in Science & Technological Education

May 2004 Volume 22, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. A Written Test for Procedural Understanding: A Way Forward for Assessment in the UK Science Curriculum?

    Ros Roberts & Richard Gott

    A recent UK House of Commons report on Science 14-19 identified problems with coursework and argued for a greater emphasis on teaching and assessment of scientific literacy. This paper describes a ... More

    pp. 5-21

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  2. The Acquisition of Integrated Science Process Skills in a Web-Based Learning Environment

    Rohaida Mohd Saat

    Web-based learning is becoming prevalent in science learning. Some use specially designed programs, while others use materials available on the Internet. This qualitative case study examined the... More

    pp. 23-40

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  3. The Effects of Concept and Vee Mappings under Three Learning Modes on Jamaican Eighth Graders' Knowledge of Nutrition and Plant Reproduction

    Okechukwu Ugwu & Kola Soyibo

    The first objective of this study was to investigate if the experimental students' post-test knowledge of nutrition and plant reproduction would be improved more significantly than that of their... More

    pp. 41-58

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  4. The Influence of Normative Beliefs on Students' Enrolment Choices

    Jacinta Dalgety & Richard Coll

    Peers, family, mentors and the media may influence students' attitudes towards chemistry and their intention to enrol in tertiary chemistry courses. In this paper we report on an investigation of... More

    pp. 59-80

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  5. Views on the Philosophy of Science among Undergraduate Science Students and Their Tutors at the University of Papua New Guinea: Origins, Progression, Enculturation and Destinations

    Pongie Kichawen, Julian Swain & Martin Monk

    Using a schedule originated by Nott and Wellington to explore science teachers' views on the philosophy of science, data were gathered at the University of Papua New Guinea. Similarities in... More

    pp. 81-98

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  6. Teacher Interaction in Psychosocial Learning Environments: Cultural Differences and Their Implications in Science Instruction

    Myint Swe Khine & Darrell Fisher

    The purpose of this study was to examine interpersonal behaviour in psychosocial learning environments and to determine the associations between science students' perceptions of their interactions ... More

    pp. 99-111

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  7. Some Features of Causal Reasoning: Common Sense and Physics Teaching

    Ugo Besson

    The idea of causality is central in science and has long given rise to debate among philosophers and scientists. While the tendency to avoid causality seems to have become dominant in science and... More

    pp. 113-124

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