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Research in Science & Technological Education

2013 Volume 31, Number 1

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Number of articles: 6

  1. High School Students' Approaches to Learning Physics with Relationship to Epistemic Views on Physics and Conceptions of Learning Physics

    Guo-Li Chiou, Min-Hsien Lee & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Background and purpose: Knowing how students learn physics is a central goal of physics education. The major purpose of this study is to examine the strength of the predictive power of students'... More

    pp. 1-15

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  2. Effective Self-Regulated Science Learning through Multimedia-Enriched Skeleton Concept Maps

    Ton J. Maree, Jan M. van Bruggen & Wim M. G. Jochems

    Background: This study combines work on concept mapping with scripted collaborative learning. Purpose: The objective was to examine the effects of self-regulated science learning through scripting ... More

    pp. 16-30

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  3. A Space for Learning: How Teachers Benefit from Participating in a Professional Community of Space Technology

    Hanne Mehli & Berit Bungum

    Background: Science teachers need a deep understanding of how science works in modern society. Purpose: This article reports a case study investigating the ways in which a short-term in-service... More

    pp. 31-48

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  4. Which Form of Assessment Provides the Best Information about Student Performance in Chemistry Examinations?

    Ross D. Hudson & David F. Treagust

    Background: This study developed from observations of apparent achievement differences between male and female chemistry performances in a state university entrance examination. Male students... More

    pp. 49-65

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  5. Analyzing Prospective Teachers' Images of Scientists Using Positive, Negative and Stereotypical Images of Scientists

    Karthigeyan Subramaniam, Pamela Esprivalo Harrell & David Wojnowski

    Background and purpose: This study details the use of a conceptual framework to analyze prospective teachers' images of scientists to reveal their context-specific conceptions of scientists. The... More

    pp. 66-89

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  6. Superheroes and Supervillains: Reconstructing the Mad-Scientist Stereotype in School Science

    Lucy Avraamidou

    Background: Reform recommendations around the world call for an understanding about the nature of science and the work of scientists. However, related research findings provide evidence that... More

    pp. 90-115

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