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Research in Science & Technological Education

April 2008 Volume 26, Number 1

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Professional Development for Computer-Enhanced Learning: A Case Study with Science Teachers

    Nicos Valanides & Charoula Angeli

    The preparation of science teachers to integrate computers in their teaching seems to be a challenging task, and teacher educators need to undertake systematic and coordinated efforts for... More

    pp. 3-12

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  2. Virtual Teamwork: Students Studying about Ethics in an Online Environment

    Wan Ng

    The fundamental concepts of ethics: value, obligation and responsibility are what many of us use in our everyday decision-making on issues that affect our lives. Students in the coursework unit ... More

    pp. 13-29

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  3. Effects of Group Work Training on Science Attainment in Rural and Urban Schools

    A Thurston, K J. Topping, D Christie, C Donaldson, C J. Howe, E Jessiman, K Livingston & A Tolmie

    This study investigated the effects of collaborative group work skills training on pupil attainment in science. Twenty-four experimental classes were drawn from schools in rural and urban settings.... More

    pp. 31-45

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  4. Teaching Chemical Bonding through Jigsaw Cooperative Learning

    Kemal Doymus

    This study examined the effectiveness of jigsaw cooperative learning in teaching chemical bonding at tertiary level. This study was carried out in two different classes in the Department of Primary... More

    pp. 47-57

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  5. Facilitating Students' Conceptual Understanding of Boiling Using a Four-Step Constructivist Teaching Method

    Muammer Calik

    The aim of the work presented here was to devise an activity associated with factors affecting boiling points. The intervention used a four-step constructivist-based teaching strategy, which was... More

    pp. 59-74

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  6. Girls' Biology, Boys' Physics: Evidence from Free-Choice Science Learning Settings

    Ayelet Baram-Tsabari & Anat Yarden

    Many of the explanations for girls' disinterest in physics focus on the role of the educational system in creating this situation. Here, we use evidence from free-choice science learning settings... More

    pp. 75-92

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  7. Development of a Support Environment for First Year Students Taking Materials Science/Engineering

    Tahar Laoui & John O'Donoghue

    This paper is based on the experience acquired in teaching materials science/engineering to first year university students. It has been observed that students struggle with some of the fundamental ... More

    pp. 93-110

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