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Lederman, Norman G.; Zeidler, Dana L. – Science Education, 1987
Reports on a study to test the validity of the assumption that a teacher's conception of the nature of science directly influences his/her classroom behavior. Recommends a redirection in science education to promote more adequate conceptions of the nature of science in secondary schools. (TW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Misconceptions, Science and Society
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Gallagher, James J. – Science Education, 1987
Reviews and analyzes research related to the teaching and learning of science completed in 1985. Includes: (1) reviews of research; (2) evaluation; (3) student characteristics; (4) attitudes toward science; (5) conceptual reasoning; (6) instructional treatments; (7) cognitive skills; (8) laboratory work; (9) microcomputer applications; (10)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation