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Omasta, Eugene; Lunetta, Vincent N. – Science Education, 1988
Develops an experimental teaching method emphasizing the nature of functions including graphical representation in an introductory college physics course (mechanics). Examines the effects of this method on student's problem solving and attitude toward physics. (YP)
Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Processes, College Science, Functions (Mathematics)
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Gatzke, Ken W. – Science Education, 1985
Addresses philosophical problems of the evolution/creationism debate (including underlying assumptions of creationism and nature of science), suggesting that creationism cannot be presented as science in science courses because it fails to qualify as a science. Prediction and explanation, absolute creationism, and a fundamental difficulty in…
Descriptors: Creationism, Evolution, Geology, Higher Education
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Hewson, Peter W.; Tabachnick, B. Robert; Zeichner, Kenneth M.; Blomker, Kathryn B.; Meyer, Helen; Lemberger, John; Marion, Robin; Park, Hyun-Ju; Toolin, Regina – Science Education, 1999
Introduces an issue that details a complex study of a science-teacher-education program whose goal was to graduate teachers who held conceptual change conceptions of teaching science and were disposed to put them into practice. Presents a conceptual framework for science-teacher education, and describes the context and major questions of the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Biology, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education
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Marion, Robin; Hewson, Peter W.; Tabachnick, B. Robert; Blomker, Kathryn B. – Science Education, 1999
Describes and analyzes two science methods courses at the elementary and secondary levels for how they addressed four ideas: (1) how students learn science; (2) how teachers teach science to students; (3) how prospective science teachers learn about the first two ideas; and (4) how methods instructors teach prospective science teachers about the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Tabachnick, B. Robert; Zeichner, Kenneth M. – Science Education, 1999
Describes and analyzes an action-research seminar for prospective elementary and secondary teachers in terms of how it facilitated prospective teachers' learning to teach for conceptual change. Contains 37 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Meyer, Helen; Tabachnick, B. Robert; Hewson, Peter W.; Lemberger, John; Park, Hyun-Ju – Science Education, 1999
Discusses three prospective elementary teachers' conceptions of teaching science and selected portions of their knowledge base in life science. Explores how these teachers' conceptions, along with their teaching actions, developed during the course of a teacher-education program. Contains 21 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Experience, Elementary Education, Higher Education
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Lemberger, John; Hewson, Peter W.; Park, Hyun-Ju – Science Education, 1999
Discusses three prospective secondary biology teachers' conceptions of teaching science and selected portions of their knowledge base in biology. Explores how these teachers' conceptions, along with their teaching actions, developed during the course of a teacher-education program. Contains 31 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Hewson, Peter W.; Tabachnick, B. Robert; Zeichner, Kenneth M.; Lemberger, John – Science Education, 1999
Summarizes a complex study of a science-teacher-education program whose goal was to graduate teachers who held conceptual change conceptions of teaching science and were disposed to put hem into practice. Concludes that there are influences on prospective teachers from their content coursework that have significant implications for how they view…
Descriptors: Action Research, Biology, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education
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Klopfer, Lopold E., Ed. – Science Education, 1991
This special journal issue presents a review of science education research in 1989. This summary of research is organized around 14 themes: achievement in science, affect, classroom interactions, cognitive processes, computers, curriculum, instruction, legislation and policy, misconceptions, scientific literacy, teachers, tests and assessments,…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Concept Formation, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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Tobin, Kenneth – Science Education, 1985
Describes strategy analysis procedures which enable preservice teachers to implement science lesson segments in a manner that was consistent with strategies incorporated into science teaching models. Conformity to the model was uniformly high for phases related to preparing the learner, investigation planning, and data processing. (JN)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education, Methods Courses
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Hassan, Abdel Moneim Ahmed; Shrigley, Robert L. – Science Education, 1985
Determined if a written, persuasive communication would positively affect the attitudes of preservice teachers (N=98) and if the communication would differently affect subjects rated on three levels of self-esteem. Results indicate written persuasive communication could change the attitudes of the preservice elementary teachers in this study. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers
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Olstad, Roger G.; Haury, David L. – Science Education, 1984
Reviews and analyzes science education research completed in 1982. Areas considered include: student and teacher characteristics and behavior; instructional strategies and environment; instructional materials and technology; curricula and programs; teacher education; research and evaluation practices; and science education policy and practice. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Science Curriculum
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Miller, Ralph M. – Science Education, 1984
Discusses reasons why good teaching of science is indispensible to the education of people to continue their quest for a more meaningful and more benevolent life. Areas explored include the role of science, misuses of science, and "science" in Verlikovsky's "Worlds in Collision" and Von Daniken's "Chariots of the…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Zeidler, Dana L. – Science Education, 1984
Develops a more thorough rationale for the implementation of an interdisciplinary approach to science education. This rationale entails arguments stressing the need for education reform and summarizes the most viable approaches and important considerations in responding to that need. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Issues
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Chen, David; Novik, Ruth – Science Education, 1984
Develops the thesis that science education should be extended beyond the scope of scientific discipline to its applied aspects, namely, technology and its interphase with society. Suggests that curricula be developed which fosters scientific and technological literacy for all students. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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