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Thomson, Norman; Stewart, James – Science Education, 2003
Presents a study to determine the methods inquiry geneticists use to solve dynamic complex computer-generated transmission genetics problems; specifically, their strategies and conceptual knowledge. Develops a hierarchical framework and pathway for solving problems through geneticist solution protocols and interviews. (Contains 32 references.)…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Technology, Genetics, Higher Education
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Brem, Sarah K.; Ranney, Michael; Schindel, Jennifer – Science Education, 2003
Examines how college-educated adults (n=135) from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds perceive the impact of evolutionary theory on individuals and society. Identifies a continuum of perspectives ranging from strong creationist to strong evolutionist. Reports differences between evolutionists and creationists in their prior exposure to…
Descriptors: Creationism, Evolution, Higher Education, Science and Society
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Kalkanis, George; Hadzidaki, Pandora; Stavrou, Dimitrios – Science Education, 2003
Presents part of a project that introduces a sufficient, simple, and relevant teaching approach to quantum mechanics into in-/pre-service teacher education and provides teachers with the indispensable scientific knowledge and epistemological base needed for reform in science education. (Contains 54 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Epistemology, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Nagarajan, Anandi; Day, Roger S. – Science Education, 2002
Compares a group of expert cancer researchers with four groups of fourth year medical students (the "novice" groups) engaged in the task of designing a clinical trial to test a new cancer drug using a computer-based modeling tool, the Oncology Thinking Cap. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Niaz, Mansoor; Aguilera, Damarys; Maza, Arelys; Liendo, Gustavo – Science Education, 2002
Reports on a study aimed at facilitating freshman general chemistry students' understanding of atomic structure based on the work of Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr. Hypothesizes that classroom discussions based on arguments/counterarguments of the heuristic principles on which these scientists based their atomic models can facilitate students'…
Descriptors: Atomic Structure, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Higher Education
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Wickman, Per-Olof; Ostman, Leif – Science Education, 2002
Presents a theoretical mechanism for learning and a methodological approach for analyzing meaning making in classroom talk and action. Examines the potential of the approach for illuminating learning on a discourse level; i.e., how discourses change and how individuals become participants of new practices. Involves a high-resolution analysis of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Learning Processes
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Sere, Marie-Genevieve – Science Education, 2002
Describes a project on labwork at upper secondary and undergraduate levels that was launched in 1996 and funded by the European Commission. Presents new research questions focusing on three objectives: (1) conceptual; (2) epistemological; and (3) procedural. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Epistemology, Higher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction
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Lubben, Fred; Buffler, Andy; Campbell, Bob; Allie, Saalih – Science Education, 2001
Investigates procedural understanding of university students at the freshman level, prior to instruction, in the context of experimental work in physics. Proposes two types of reasoning used by students in the laboratory. Indicates a high degree of consistency of these modes of reasoning across experimental phases of data collection and…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, College Students, Higher Education, Laboratory Experiments
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Henry Augustine; Brown-Acquaye – Science Education, 2001
Discusses the need for science in developing countries. The development of the Western industrialized countries is a persuasive argument for the role of science and technology in development. Western modern science knowledge and indigenous knowledge are both necessary in science education. (SAH)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Higher Education, Science and Society, Science Instruction
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Tiberghien, Andree; Veillard, Laurent; Le Marechal, Jean-Francois; Buty, Christian; Millar, Robin – Science Education, 2001
Describes the results of a study on the similarities and differences in laboratory tasks used in science education at upper secondary school and university level in the three main science subjects in seven European countries. Some differences are noted between the science subjects and educational levels, but the dominant impression of the analysis…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Experiments
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Stewart, James; Rudolph, John L. – Science Education, 2001
Describes the nature and existence of both model-data fit and conceptual problems in science, then examines two curricular projects--one in genetics and one in evolutionary biology--that attempt to integrate these problems into classroom instruction. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Evolution
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Lewis, Bradford F.; Aikenhead, Glen S. – Science Education, 2001
Introduces three articles that appear in this issue on universalism and multiculturalism. Describes the articles as having moved beyond the debate of multiculturalism and universalism by accepting that all systems of knowledge about nature are embedded within the context of a cultural group. (SAH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Journal Articles
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Svennbeck, Margareta – Science Education, 2001
Comments on three articles in this issue on universalists versus multiculturalists. Discusses the importance in the United States of universalism versus relativism with regard to science. Discusses whether indigenous knowledge or traditional ecological knowledge should be considered with regard to science education. (SAH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Multicultural Education
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Stewart, James – Science Education, 1982
Presents a model for solving genetics problems when problem statements include information on which alleles are dominant/recessive and on what forms of a trait are coded for by the alleles. Includes procedural steps employed in a solution and conceptual knowledge of genetics/meiosis allowing students to justify what they have done. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Genetics, Higher Education
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Romesburg, H. Charles – Science Education, 1979
Describes Eleusis, a card game invented in the mid-1950s to stimulate various features of scientific inquiry. The analogies between Eleusis and scientific methods are also discussed to illustrate the effectiveness of this game for reinforcing science teaching. (HM)
Descriptors: Classroom Games, Cognitive Processes, Educational Games, Educational Media
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