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Jin, Hui; Mikeska, Jamie N.; Hokayem, Hayat; Mavronikolas, Elia – Science Education, 2019
To evaluate the recent advances in learning progression (LP) research and identify future research directions, we reviewed LP literature from 2006 to 2018. Through a systematic search of Web of Science databases and key journals, we located 130 LP articles published between 2006 and 2018. Among these articles, we reviewed 86 studies. The review…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning Processes, Science Process Skills, Curriculum
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Hall, Gene E. – Science Education, 1970
Describes an experiment designed to compare different behaviors exhibited by second grade teachers and pupils using the Science - A Process Approach program to a comparison group of teachers and pupils. Includes and analysis of 12 teacher and 10 student behavioral factors. (PR)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary School Science, Instruction, Interaction Process Analysis
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Mahan, Luther A. – Science Education, 1970
Compares the effects of two problem-solving teaching approaches. Lower ability students in an activity group demonstrated superior growth in basic science understanding, &roblem-solving skills, science interests, personal adjustment, and school attitudes. Neither method favored cognitive learning by higher ability students. (PR)
Descriptors: Achievement, Evaluation, Instruction, Problem Solving
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Stuck, Gary B.; Wyne, Marvin D. – Science Education, 1970
Experiment compares the effect of equilibration type training to the effects of S-R reinforcement type training in developing weight-conservation concepts in second and third grade pupils. S-R group performed significantly better than control group on initial posttest for conservation of weight. A measure for permanence of the conservation beliefs…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Conservation (Concept), Elementary School Science
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Kuhn, David J. – Science Education, 1970
Reviews the philosophical basis and rationale for the secondary school level biology methods course at Mankato State College. Course emphasizes these topics and activities: science curriculum developments, textbooks, student presentations, laboratories; lesson plans, demonstrations, continuing project, evaluation, controversial issues; curriculum…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Instruction
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Boblick, John M. – Science Education, 1971
Describes, and illustrates by reference to chemistry, a systems approach to the development of instructional segments. Uses a model with Behavioral, Temporal, and Substantive elements as axes. (AL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Curriculum Development, Instruction, Models
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Saiff, Edward – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Ecology, Environmental Education
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Scott, Harry V. – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Biology, Classification, Elementary School Science, Field Studies
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Moriber, George – Science Education, 1971
The time between asking a question and accepting an answer or proceeding with the lesson is reported for five lessons for four instructors. There was little change during four weeks of instructor-supervisor conferences intended to alter questioning techniques. (AL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Classroom Research, College Science, Inservice Teacher Education
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Troost, Cornelius J.; Morris, Stanley – Science Education, 1971
Grade six students were taught Newton's Second Law of Motion by a linear program, a lecture, or a video-taped lecture, with three different response modes: written responses to all questions, to one-third of the questions, or to no questions. There was no significant difference between teaching method, but the higher the overt response rate, the…
Descriptors: Instruction, Learning Theories, Lecture Method, Programed Instruction
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Culp, George H.; Castleberry, Sam J. – Science Education, 1971
Compared with students receiving tutorial assistance from teaching assistants and with those with no tutorial assistance, students using CAI programs achieved higher test scores, particularly in the areas of nomenclature, organic reactions, and organic syntheses. (AL)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Evaluation
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Kuhn, David J.; Novak, Joseph D. – Science Education, 1971
In two investigations students who read an "organizer" before studying biological material scored higher after the learning sessions, and on retention tests, than students who read an historical passage prior to instruction. (AL)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Biology, Cognitive Processes, College Science
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Bianchi, Ennio – Science Education, 1971
Describes experiences in chemistry for fifth and sixth grade students of personal interest and ability. Activity purposes, procedures, materials, and evaluation items are given (JM)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Chemistry, Elementary School Science, Instruction
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Martin, Michael – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: College Science, Critical Thinking, Instruction, Logic
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Allen, Leslie R – Science Education, 1971
Reports study of ability of 300 first grade Honolulu, Hawaii students to describe properties of a physical object. Children were divided into experimentals who received instruction in the Material Objects Unit of the Science Curriculum Improvement Project (SCIS) and controls who received usual program. Experimentals were significantly higher in…
Descriptors: Achievement, Elementary School Science, Instruction
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