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Research in Science & Technological Education

2014 Volume 32, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Exploring Students' Understanding of Electrochemical Cells Using an Enhanced Two-Tier Diagnostic Instrument

    Adrian Sin Loy Loh, R Subramaniam & Kim Chwee Daniel Tan

    Background: The development of two-tier multiple-choice questions has permitted the diagnosis of students' understanding on various topics in the sciences as well as helped to ascertain the... More

    pp. 229-250

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  2. Comparison of Individual Answer and Group Answer with and without Structured Peer Assessment

    Zeynel Kablan

    Background: Cooperative learning activities provide active participation of students leading to better learning. The literature suggests that cooperative learning activities need to be structured... More

    pp. 251-262

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  3. The Impact of the "Getting Practical: Improving Practical Work in Science" Continuing Professional Development Programme on Teachers' Ideas and Practice in Science Practical Work

    Ian Abrahams, Michael J. Reiss & Rachael Sharpe

    Background: Despite the widespread use of practical work in school it has been recognised that more needs to be done to improve its effectiveness in developing conceptual understanding. The "... More

    pp. 263-280

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  4. Student Leadership in Small Group Science Inquiry

    Alandeom W. Oliveira, Umit Boz, George A. Broadwell & Troy D. Sadler

    Background: Science educators have sought to structure collaborative inquiry learning through the assignment of static group roles. This structural approach to student grouping oversimplifies the... More

    pp. 281-297

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  5. Advancing the Perceptions of the Nature of Science (NOS): Integrating Teaching the NOS in a Science Content Course

    Ester Aflalo

    Background: Understanding the nature of science (NOS) has been a key objective in teaching sciences for many years. Despite the importance of this goal it is, until this day, a complex challenge... More

    pp. 298-317

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  6. The Implementation of Education for Sustainable Development in Sweden: Investigating the Sustainability Consciousness among Upper Secondary Students

    Teresa Berglund, Niklas Gericke & Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren

    Background: Sustainable development (SD) is a complex idea, based on environmental, economic and social dimensions. In line with SD, education for sustainable development (ESD) is an approach to... More

    pp. 318-339

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  7. Learning to Apply Models of Materials While Explaining Their Properties

    Tiia Karpin, Kalle Juuti & Jari Lavonen

    Background: Applying structural models is important to chemistry education at the upper secondary level, but it is considered one of the most difficult topics to learn. Purpose: This study analyses... More

    pp. 340-351

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