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Research in Science & Technological Education

2013 Volume 31, Number 2

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Number of articles: 5

  1. An Initial Examination of Singaporean Seventh and Eighth Graders' Views of Nature of science

    Tzung-Jin Lin, Amos Yoong Shin Goh, Ching Sing Chai & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Background and Purpose: Research in nature of science (NOS) among Asia-Pacific countries such as Singapore is arguably scarce. This study aimed to survey Singaporean secondary school students'... More

    pp. 117-132

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  2. The Impact of Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Cognitive Conflict on Learners' Conceptual Change about Floating and Sinking

    Stella Hadjiachilleos, Nicos Valanides & Charoula Angeli

    Background: Cognitive conflict has been identified as an important factor for bringing about students' conceptual change. Researchers draw attention to the need to study not only cognitive... More

    pp. 133-152

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  3. Undergraduates Talk about Their Choice to Study Physics at University: What was Key to their Participation?

    Melissa Rodd, Michael Reiss & Tamjid Mujtaba

    Background: The research on which this article is based was commissioned because of concerns about perceived shortages of willing and able young people choosing to study physics at university.... More

    pp. 153-167

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  4. Prediction/Discussion-Based Learning Cycle versus Conceptual Change Text: Comparative Effects on Students' Understanding of Genetics

    Salem A. Al khawaldeh

    Background and Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the comparative effects of a prediction/discussion-based learning cycle (HPD-LC), conceptual change text (CCT) and traditional... More

    pp. 168-183

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  5. A Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Application in Elementary Science and Technology Lessons: Physical and Chemical Changes

    Leman Tarhan, Yildizay Ayyildiz, Aylin Ogunc & Burcin Acar Sesen

    Background: Cooperative learning is an active learning approach in which students work together in small groups to complete an assigned task. Students commonly find the subject of "physical... More

    pp. 184-203

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