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Bennett, Judith; Lubben, Fred; Hampden-Thompson, Gillian – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper presents the findings of the qualitative component of a combined methods research study that explores a range of individual and school factors that influence the uptake of chemistry and physics in post-compulsory study in England. The first phase involves using the National Pupil Database to provide a sampling frame to identify four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics
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Bennett, Judith; Hogarth, Sylvia; Lubben, Fred; Campbell, Bob; Robinson, Alison – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This paper reports the findings of two systematic reviews of the use and effects of small group discussions in high school science teaching. Ninety-four studies were included in an overview (systematic map) of work in the area, and 24 studies formed the basis of the in-depth reviews. The reviews indicate that there is considerable diversity in the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Teaching Methods, Group Discussion
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Lubben, Fred; Sadeck, Melanie; Scholtz, Zena; Braund, Martin – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This paper reports on a study into the untutored ability of Grade 10 students to engage in argumentation about the interpretation of experimental data, and the effect of unsupported small group discussions on this ability. In this study, argumentation intends to promote critical thinking. The sample includes 266 students from five South African…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Grade 10, Cultural Influences, Language Aptitude
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Buffler, Andy; Lubben, Fred; Ibrahim, Bashirah – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The present study explores the relationship between students' views of the nature of science (NOS) and their views of the nature of scientific measurement. A questionnaire with two-tier diagnostic multiple-choice items on both the NOS and measurement was administered to 179 first-year physics students with diverse school experiences. Students'…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Physics, Questionnaires, Science Experiments
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Bennett, Judith; Lubben, Fred – International Journal of Science Education, 2006
This paper describes briefly the development and key features of one of the major context-based courses for upper high school students, Salters Advanced Chemistry. It goes on to consider the research evidence on the impact of the course, focusing on teachers' views, and, in particular, on students' affective and cognitive responses. The research…
Descriptors: Chemistry, High School Students, Student Reaction, Science Curriculum
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Bennett, Judith; Lubben, Fred; Hogarth, Sylvia; Campbell, Bob – International Journal of Science Education, 2005
This paper explores the role of systematic reviews of research literature and considers what they have to offer research in science education. The origins of systematic reviews are described, together with the reasons why they are currently attracting considerable attention in the research literature. An overview is presented of the key features…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Literature Reviews
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Kasanda, Choshi; Lubben, Fred; Gaoseb, Noah; Kandjeo-Marenga, Utji; Kapenda, Hileni; Campbell, Bob – International Journal of Science Education, 2005
This paper reports on the use of out-of-school everyday contexts in Namibian science classrooms. This use is portrayed against the backdrop of an explicit educational philosophy of learner-centred teaching. Data were collected through audio-taped teacher-learner interactions and non-participant field notes in 29 junior and senior science classes…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Science Education
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Buffler, Andy; Allie, Saalih; Lubben, Fred; Campbell, Bob – International Journal of Science Education, 2001
Discusses the results of a study that explored first year university students' ideas about measurement in the physics laboratory. Uses the 'point' and 'set' paradigms as a model to analyze responses to written probes. (Contains 21 references.) (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Higher Education, Knowledge Representation
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Campbell, Bob; Lubben, Fred – International Journal of Science Education, 2000
Documents Swazi students' written explanations of everyday actions in terms of an awareness of the social and economic implications of science, their skills in designing experiments to solve everyday dilemmas, and their abilities to draw on relevant science concepts to solve everyday problems. Finds that considerably less than half of the students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education)
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Lubben, Fred; Ramsden, Judith Bennett – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Reports on a study of the views of teachers and staff on the introduction of individual investigative work into the precollege, advanced-level chemistry courses in Great Britain. Contains 21 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Course Content, Foreign Countries, Hands on Science
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Allie, Saalih; Buffler, Andy; Kaunda, Loveness; Campbell, Bob; Lubben, Fred – International Journal of Science Education, 1998
Investigates the procedural understanding of first-year university science students in South Africa. Explores ideas related to the reliability of experimental data and discusses the types of reasoning underlying the responses. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, College Students, Concept Formation, Context Effect