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Research in Science & Technological Education

November 2010 Volume 28, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Assessing the Creativity of Scientific Explanations in Elementary Science: An Insider-Outsider View of Intuitive Assessment in the Hypothesis Space

    Douglas P. Newton

    Assessing creativity is commonly believed to be difficult but there is evidence that an intuitive, holistic assessment is easy and reliable. Given that children can engage in creative activity and ... More

    pp. 187-201

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  2. Questioning the Evidence for a Claim in a Socio-Scientific Issue: An Aspect of Scientific Literacy

    Ros Roberts & Richard Gott

    Understanding the science in a "socio-scientific issue" is at the heart of the varied definitions of "scientific literacy". Many consider that understanding evidence is necessary to participate in ... More

    pp. 203-226

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  3. The Degree to Which UAE Primary Science Workbooks Promote Scientific Inquiry

    Ali Khalfan Al-Naqbi

    This research investigated Grades 5 and 6 science workbooks for the degree to which they promote scientific inquiry abilities, opportunities that students had to acquire these abilities and the... More

    pp. 227-247

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  4. Students' Self-Regulation and Teachers' Influences in Science: Interplay between Ethnicity and Gender

    Eyvind Elstad & Are Turmo

    The purpose of this study is to explore students' self-regulation and teachers' influence in science and to examine interplay between ethnicity and gender. Analysis of data from seven Oslo schools ... More

    pp. 249-260

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  5. The Importance of Teacher-Student Interpersonal Relationships for Turkish Students' Attitudes towards Science

    Sibel Telli, Perry den Brok & Jale Cakiroglu

    The purpose of this study was to examine associations between Turkish high school students' perceptions of their science teachers' interpersonal behaviour and their attitudes towards science.... More

    pp. 261-276

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  6. Views of Physics Teachers on How to Address the Declining Enrolment in Physics at the University Level

    Pey-Tee Oon & R Subramaniam

    Teachers' views are worth hearing in order to get ideas on how to address the trend of declining enrolment in physics at the university level, which is regarded as a global problem. This study... More

    pp. 277-289

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  7. Technology and Engineering Education Students' Perceptions of Hands-On and Hands-Off Activities

    David M. Sianez, Madeleine A. Fugere & Carter A. Lennon

    Technology and engineering education students responded to a survey regarding hands-on and hands-off activities. First, the students listed hands-on and hands-off activities and what characterized ... More

    pp. 291-299

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