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Research in Science & Technological Education

November 2005 Volume 23, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Non-Algorithmic Quantitative Problem Solving in University Physical Chemistry: A Correlation Study of the Role of Selective Cognitive Factors

    Georgios Tsaparlis

    This work provides a correlation study of the role of the following cognitive variables on problem solving in elementary physical chemistry: scientific reasoning (level of intellectual development/... More

    pp. 125-148

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  2. Strategies Used by Science Student Teachers for Subject Knowledge Development: A Focus on Peer Support

    Susan McCarthy & Bernadette Youens

    The demand on science teachers in England and Wales in terms of their own subject knowledge has increased significantly since the 1980s. This has created pressure on pre-service educators to... More

    pp. 149-162

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  3. The Role of Student-Generated Analogies in Promoting Conceptual Understanding for Undergraduate Chemistry Students

    Lesley Spier-Dance, Jolie Mayer-Smith, Nigel Dance & Samia Khan

    This article reports on the value of using student-generated analogies with undergraduate science students as a strategy for promoting conceptual understanding. A quantitative study was undertaken ... More

    pp. 163-178

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  4. Organising the Chemistry of Question-Based Learning: A Case Study

    Helena Pedrosa de Jesus, Francisle Neri de Souza, Jose J. C. Teixeira-Dias & Mike Watts

    Designing inquiry-based-learning with and for university students develops problem-solving skills and logical reasoning, as well as reflective thinking. It involves working as a member of a team,... More

    pp. 179-193

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  5. Students' Perceptions of the Role of Models in the Process of Science and in the Process of Learning

    Gail D. Chittleborough, David F. Treagust, Thapelo L. Mamiala & Mauro Mocerino

    The purpose of this paper was to investigate students' views on models and modelling in science as well as the role that models play in learning, using a theoretical framework of models in learning... More

    pp. 195-212

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  6. The Effectiveness of the Learning-Cycle Method on Teaching DC Circuits to Prospective Female and Male Science Teachers

    Salih Ates

    This study was undertaken to explore the effectiveness of the learning-cycle method when teaching direct current (DC) circuits to university students. Four Physics II classes participated in the... More

    pp. 213-227

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  7. Introducing Computer Science to Educationally Disadvantaged High School Students

    Tamar Paz & Dalit Levy

    An approach to the teaching and learning of high school computer science (CS) to and by educationally disadvantaged students (EDS) is described, as well as the implementation of six pedagogical... More

    pp. 229-244

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