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Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Questionnaire results indicate that, although first-year, undergraduate science students (n=109) recognize the correct sources of energy for organisms, they simultaneously hold misconceptions about other essential, but nonenergy-supplying, conditions as sources of energy supply. Occurrence rates for these misconceptions vary with the students'…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Biology, Cognitive Development, Higher Education
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Seymour, Jerry; Longden, Bernard – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Reports results of procedures directed at isolating and identifying students' difficulties in comprehending the concepts involved in lessons about gas exchange and respiration. Indicates that pupils (n=137) had deficient understanding of prerequisite concepts and tended to operate at the concrete operational level, whereas the highly abstract…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Cognitive Tests