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Research in Science & Technological Education

November 2006 Volume 24, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. A Review of Chemical Bonding Studies: Needs, Aims, Methods of Exploring Students' Conceptions, General Knowledge Claims and Students' Alternative Conceptions

    Suat Unal, Muammer Calik, Alipasa Ayas & Richard K. Coll

    The present paper presents a detailed thematic review of chemical bonding studies. To achieve this, a matrix is developed to summarize and present the findings by focusing on insights derived from ... More

    pp. 141-172

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  2. Pupil-Appropriate Contexts in Science Lessons: The Relationship between Themes, Purpose and Dialogue

    Susan Rodrigues

    Teaching and learning science through the use of familiar contexts has been advocated for several decades. Many take the use of context in science lessons to mean the use of resource materials that... More

    pp. 173-182

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  3. The Effect of Biotechnology Education on Australian High School Students' Understandings and Attitudes about Biotechnology Processes

    Vaille Dawson & Christina Soames

    Our education system aims to equip young people with the knowledge, problem-solving skills and values to cope with an increasingly technological society. The aim of this study was to determine the ... More

    pp. 183-198

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  4. Secondary School Pupils Perceptions of Physics

    Patrick Barmby & Neil Defty

    This paper describes the analysis of data collected by Durham University's YELLIS project, over the period of 1999 to 2004. Included in this data was the degree to which pupils in England at the... More

    pp. 199-215

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  5. The Conceptual Change Approach to Teaching Chemical Equilibrium

    Nurtac Canpolat, Tacettin Pinarbasi, Samih Bayrakceken & Omer Geban

    This study investigates the effect of a conceptual change approach over traditional instruction on students' understanding of chemical equilibrium concepts (e.g. dynamic nature of equilibrium,... More

    pp. 217-235

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  6. Teaching Methods for Systematic Inventive Problem-Solving: Evaluation of a Course for Teachers

    Moshe Barak

    Systematic inventive problem-solving is an approach for finding original and useful ideas by systematically examining alterations in existing components within a system, their attributes, functions... More

    pp. 237-254

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  7. The Effect of a "Science, Technology and Society" Course on Prospective Teachers' Conceptions of the Nature of Science

    Suat Celik & Samih Bayrakceken

    The aim of this study is to assess prospective teachers' views of some aspects of the nature of science (NOS) and the effects of a "Science, Technology and Society" (STS) course embedded with... More

    pp. 255-273

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