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Research in Science & Technological Education

2012 Volume 30, Number 1

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Understanding the Beliefs Informing Children's Commonsense Theories of Motion: The Role of Everyday Object Variables in Dynamic Event Predictions

    Michael Hast & Christine Howe

    Background: Children are not blank slates when they begin school; they bring prior conceptions about the everyday world with them. These conceptions usually do not comply with accepted scientific... More

    pp. 3-15

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  2. Student and High-School Characteristics Related to Completing a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Major in College

    Brandon LeBeau, Michael Harwell, Debra Monson, Danielle Dupuis, Amanuel Medhanie & Thomas R. Post

    Background: The importance of increasing the number of US college students completing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) has prompted calls for research to provide a ... More

    pp. 17-28

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  3. Developing a Science Teacher Education Course That Supports Student Teachers' Thinking and Teaching about the Nature of Science

    Pete Sorensen, Len Newton & Sue McCarthy

    Background and purpose: This paper reports on part of an ongoing research project in England concerning the Nature of Science (NOS). The particular focus is on the initial thinking of the graduate ... More

    pp. 29-47

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  4. Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the Maximum: Learning and Teaching Biology with Limited Digital Technologies

    Wilhelmina S. Van Rooy

    Background: The ubiquity, availability and exponential growth of digital information and communication technology (ICT) creates unique opportunities for learning and teaching in the senior... More

    pp. 65-80

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