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Solomon, Joan; And Others – Science Education, 1996
Explores pupils' (n=800) ideas about what scientists do, their more general knowledge about theories and how they change, and their impressions of how theory and experiment interact in the school science that they have experienced. Discusses teacher and out-of-school effects, gender, school work, and development with age. Contains 22 references.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Science Experiments
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Irwin, Allan R. – Science Education, 2000
Argues for the benefits of using historical perspective in the teaching and learning of science. Describes the positive effects of using such an approach during the study of atomic theory with 14-year-old students. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Foreign Countries, Science History
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Campbell, Bob; And Others – Science Education, 1994
Analyzes the process of large scale curriculum development. Locates the projects and their development within the range of approaches advocated in science education and considers the practical decisions taken during the development in relation to theories of curriculum development and change. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum
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Gaskell, P. James; Hepburn, Gary – Science Education, 1997
Analyzes current examples of the integration of academic and occupational curriculum in science and technology education in light of issues developed in two historical failures. Discusses the differential status of academic and applied science, the importance of support from groups such as industry and postsecondary institutions, and the lack of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Integrated Curriculum, Science Curriculum