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Jerkins, Kenneth F. – Science Education, 1971
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biology, College Science, Cytology
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Brumby, Margaret N. – Science Education, 1984
Examined Australian medical school students' (N=150) conceptual frameworks and reasoning patterns related to natural selection. Results indicate that the majority believed that evolutionary changes occur as a result of need. Implications related to student learning and to science and medical education are considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Concept Formation, Evolution
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Stewart, Jim; And Others – Science Education, 1989
Describes an intelligent tutoring system named MENDEL, including problem GENERATOR, TUTOR, student MODELER, ADVISOR, hypothesis CHECKER, and problem SOLVER. This software may be used by high school or university biology students as a tool for learning concepts and problem-solving strategies in transmission genetics. (YP)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
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Stewart, James – Science Education, 1980
Describes cognitive mapping techniques compatible with the information processing view of human thinking. Student knowledge was assessed by clinical interview and performance on paper-and-pencil tasks. Concept maps and semantic networks were then constructed. Uses that these assessment tasks and representations might have in science education are…
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, College Science
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Za'rour, George I.; Gholam, Ghada K. – Science Education, 1981
Assesses the level of intellectual development in proportional, combinatorial, and correlational reasoning and the ability to control variables in beginning sophomore students (N=207) at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Compares this level with their performance on achievement tests in mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics. (CS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Development
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Brumby, Margaret N. – Science Education, 1982
College students (N=52) were given unfamiliar or novel problems (written and interview responses) to determine how they characterize living things, criteria they use to distinguish between living/dead/nonliving, and to determine if their idea of life included the interrelationship between organisms and biosphere. Results and implications are…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Biology, College Science, College Students