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Çalik, Muammer; Turan, Burçin; Coll, Richard Kevin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
In this study, we investigated elementary student teachers' scientific habits of mind for a series of socioscientific issues, and compared their views with respect to academic performance and type of programme. The sample consisted of 1,600 student teachers from science education, mathematics education, primary teacher education and social science…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science and Society, Cognitive Processes
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Dahsah, Chanyah; Coll, Richard Kevin – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
The research reported in this case study explores the understanding of stoichiometry and related concepts of Thai science students in grades 10 and 11 after major national curriculum reforms. Students' conceptions and alternative conceptions were investigated using a questionnaire--the "Stoichiometry Concept Questionnaire" (SCQ) (N =…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Stoichiometry, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Coll, Richard Kevin; Ali, Sadaquat; Bonato, John; Rohindra, David – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
The learning difficulties for new entrant chemistry students from a multi-national, regional, tertiary education institution in the South Pacific were investigated using a purpose-designed diagnostic instrument. The instrument contained 25 items distributed across three themes: scientific reasoning, numeracy and scientific language literacy. The…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Numeracy, Diagnostic Tests, Chemistry