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Research in Science & Technological Education

2013 Volume 31, Number 3

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Relationships among Constructivist Learning Environment Perceptions, Motivational Beliefs, Self-Regulation and Science Achievement

    Sevgi Kingir, Yasemin Tas, Gulsum Gok & Semra Sungur Vural

    Background: There are attempts to integrate learning environment research with motivation and self-regulation research that considers social context influences an individual's motivation, self... More

    pp. 205-226

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  2. A Pedagogical Framework for Developing Innovative Science Teachers with ICT

    Laurence Rogers & John Twidle

    Background: The authors have conducted a number of research projects into the use of ICT in science teaching and most recently have collaborated with five European partners in teacher education to ... More

    pp. 227-251

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  3. Girls and Science Education in Mauritius: A Study of Science Class Practices and Their Effects on Girls

    Jayantee Naugah & Mike Watts

    Background: The population of Mauritius consists of 52% females and scientific literacy is seen to be of vital importance for all young people if they are to be sufficiently equipped to meet the... More

    pp. 252-268

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  4. Assessing Quality of Pre-Service Physics Teachers' Written Arguments

    Mehmet Aydeniz & Deniz Gürçay

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of scientific arguments developed by pre-service physics teachers. Sample: The participants were 171 pre-service physics teachers... More

    pp. 269-287

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  5. Facilitating the Learning Process in Design-Based Learning Practices: An Investigation of Teachers' Actions in Supervising Students

    S M. Gómez Puente, M van Eijck & W Jochems

    Background: In research on design-based learning (DBL), inadequate attention is paid to the role the teacher plays in supervising students in gathering and applying knowledge to design artifacts,... More

    pp. 288-307

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  6. An Investigation of Taiwanese High School Students' Science Learning Self-Efficacy in Relation to Their Conceptions of Learning Science

    Tzung-Jin Lin & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Background: Past studies have shown significant associations between students' conceptions of learning science and their science learning self-efficacy. However, in most of the studies,... More

    pp. 308-323

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