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Assaraf, Orit Ben-Zvi; Dodick, Jeff; Tripto, Jaklin – Research in Science Education, 2013
In this study, 120 tenth-grade students from 8 schools were examined to determine the extent of their ability to perceive the human body as a system after completing the first stage in their biology curriculum--"The human body, emphasizing homeostasis". The students' systems thinking was analyzed according to the STH thinking model, which roughly…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Human Body, High School Students, Grade 10
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Oyoo, Samuel Ouma – Research in Science Education, 2012
The world over, secondary school science is viewed mainly as a practical subject. This may be one reason why effectiveness of teaching approaches in science education has often been judged on the kinds of practical activity with which teachers and students engage. In addition to practical work, language--often written (as in science texts) or oral…
Descriptors: Evidence, Teacher Effectiveness, Discussion, Classroom Communication
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Kidman, Gillian – Research in Science Education, 2010
Of concern is an international trend of students' increasing reluctance to choose science courses in both their final years of secondary school and tertiary levels of education. Research into the phenomenon indicates an influencing factor to be the "uninteresting curriculum" (OECD "2006") of school science. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biotechnology, Science Education, Secondary Education
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Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Research in Science Education, 2010
Science educators often suggest that students should learn science in ways and settings that bear family resemblance with "the real thing." Internship in science laboratories constitutes one such way in which students may learn science and learn about science. However, very little is known about "how" participants experience a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Science Laboratories, Scientists, High School Students
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Hubber, Peter – Research in Science Education, 2006
This article reports on the third year of a three-year longitudinal investigation into six secondary students' understanding of optics at a secondary school level. In the third year of this investigation the students, who by now were in Year 12, underwent a teaching sequence that centred on the teaching and learning of physical optics and quantum…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 12, Thinking Skills, Models
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Fassoulopoulos, Georgios; Kariotoglou, Petros; Koumaras, Panagiotis – Research in Science Education, 2003
Investigates whether pupils aged 12-15 years perceive physical quantities as intensive or extensive. Written questionnaires were administered to 300 pupils comprising four tasks for each intensive quantity, density and pressure. Analysis reveals three models of consistent pupils' reasoning. (Author/SOE)
Descriptors: Density (Matter), Learning Processes, Physics, Pressure (Physics)
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Tsui, Chi-Yan; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2003
Explores a case study of a class of 10th grade students whose learning of genetics involved activities using BioLogica, a computer program that features multiple external representations (MERs). Findings indicate that the MERs in BioLogica contributed to students' development of genetics reasoning by engendering their motivation and interest but…
Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Lin, Chongde; Hu, Weiping; Adey, Philip; Shen, Jiliang – Research in Science Education, 2003
Describes a study of the influence of the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) program on the scientific creativity of secondary school students. Scientific creativity is measured by the Scientific Creativity Test for Secondary School Students. Results indicate that the program did promote the overall development of scientific…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Creativity, Foreign Countries
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Russell, David W.; Lucas, Keith B.; McRobbie, Campbell J. – Research in Science Education, 2003
Investigates how microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) activities specifically designed to be consistent with a constructivist theory of learning support or constrain student construction of understanding. Analysis of students' discourse and actions reveal that students invented numerous techniques for manipulating data in the service of their…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, International Studies, Kinetics
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Eick, Charles J. – Research in Science Education, 2002
Studies career choice and retention of 19 secondary science education graduates using a biographical approach. Compares autobiographical papers written as preservice teachers and rewritten as career teachers for intrinsic reasons for vocational choice. Involves early vocation teachers and those who chose science teaching later in their higher…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Labor Turnover, Science Teachers, Secondary Education
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Ng, Wan; Gunstone, Richard – Research in Science Education, 2002
Investigates the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) as a research and teaching tool in promoting self-directed learning groups of 15-year-old students. Discusses the perceptions of students of the effectiveness of the WWW in assisting them with the construction of knowledge on photosynthesis and respiration. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Botany, Multimedia Instruction, Photosynthesis, Science Education
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Hand, Brian; Prain, Vaughan; Wallace, Carolyn – Research in Science Education, 2002
Reports on two inter-related studies that examined the use of non-traditional writing strategies within secondary school science classrooms. The first study involved Year 10 students who incorporated one letter writing experience into the learning sequence when studying genetics. The second study was with Year 9 students who used both a…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Science Education, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Tao, Ping-Kee – Research in Science Education, 2002
Investigates, using Marton's theory of the structure of awareness, the aspects that students discerned and brought into their focal awareness while they studied four science stories in an instruction designed for fostering understanding of the nature of science (NOS). The data showed that when students studied the stories, many focused only on one…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Innovation, Instructional Design, Science Education
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Coll, Richard K.; Treagust, David F. – Research in Science Education, 2001
Reports on a study involving two each year-12, undergraduate and postgraduate Australian students. Elicits learners' mental models for chemical bonding using semi-structured interviews comprising a three-phase interview protocol. Concludes that learners across all three academic levels preferred simple, realistic mental models for chemical…
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Higher Education, Models
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Louden, William; Wallace, John; Groves, Robin – Research in Science Education, 2001
Examines the intersection of two key reform ideas in science teacher education--professional teaching standards and the use of case methods. Tracks the historical development of what can be called second wave teaching standards and describes how those standards can be exemplified through multimedia web cases of science teaching. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Curriculum, Educational Change, Multimedia Instruction
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