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Ulriksen, Lars; Madsen, Lene Moller; Holmegaard, Henriette T. – Studies in Science Education, 2010
In this paper we provide an overview of the literature on understandings of drop out/opt out from science, technology and mathematics (STM) higher education programmes. After outlining the literature on students leaving higher education programmes in general, we then explore the research on drop out/opt out from STM programmes in particular, with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Young Adults, Organizational Change
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Gorard, Stephen; See, Beng Huat – Studies in Science Education, 2009
In this paper we combine the findings from two recent studies relating to participation and attainment in school science --a re-analysis of existing official data for England and a review of wider international research evidence in the literature relevant to the UK. Although the secondary data are drawn mainly from England, the comprehensiveness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Economic Status, Foreign Countries
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France, Bev – Studies in Science Education, 2007
The first section of this article examines a range of definitions of biotechnology. This analysis demonstrates that teachers' choices will determine their view of biotechnology, as positioned along a traditional-modern, axis, and provides examples of the tensions that these differing positions create. A further section argues that in order for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Biotechnology, Science Education, Definitions
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Venville, Grady J.; Wallace, John; Rennie, Leonie J.; Malone, John A. – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the issue of curriculum integration, with a particular focus on science as a discipline and its relationship with other subjects. Presents the exploration in the form of a research journey. (Author/MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Duschl, Richard A.; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Explores the research on argumentation in science education by focusing on two questions: (1) what should constitute argumentation?; and (2) what does research say about classroom conditions that promote, nurture, and sustain argumentation practices among students? Discusses possible barriers to argumentation and foundational frameworks and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Scanlon, Eileen; Morris, Erica; Di Paolo, Terry; Cooper, Martyn – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Reviews science learning in higher education, specifically in engineering, and the influences of technologically-mediated approaches on the cooperative learning of practical work and science. Discusses reasons for including practical work in science education, implementing practical work in distance education, and using technology and learning…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Ryder, Jim – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Draws on a range of published case studies on settings in which individuals not professionally involved with science address issues that have a scientific aspect. Suggests that at least some areas of knowledge about science should be part of the compulsory school science curriculum. (Contains 61 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Knowledge Level
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Loo, Seng Piew – Studies in Science Education, 2001
Focuses on the relationship between science and Islam in the context of science education. Describes Islamic science and whether it is a valid philosophy of science. Discuses islamisation or marginalization of science education. Discusses implications and offers suggestions for science education. (Contains 63 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Islam
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Thomas, Jeff – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Focuses on the way learning about genetics and evolution raises ideas that pupils and adults should relate to themselves whether what is learned helps reveal what science can and cannot say about human nature. Reviews the impact of informal learning after exploring the role and influence of informal learning channels. (Contains 79 references.)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution, Genetics, Higher Education
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Orton, Tony; Roper, Tom – Studies in Science Education, 2000
Explores the state of the relationship between science and mathematics as it currently exists. Looks at the problems experienced by science undergraduates in terms of their mathematics skills. Reviews literature of mathematics, science, and primary education in order to explore the relationship as exemplified therein. (Contains 135 references.)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Skills, Primary Education
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Karplus, Robert – Studies in Science Education, 1978
The operation of the Hall of Science as a museum and as an educational center is noted. Descriptions of 30 science education projects currently underway are provided. (CP)
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Research
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Eliot, John; Hauptman, Anna – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Indicates that spatial ability describes a variety of different behaviors and briefly reviews efforts to define intelligence factors and identify processes involved in solving tasks requiring spatial ability. (DS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Perceptual Development
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Dierks, Werner – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Reviews identified learning problems dealing with stoichiometric calculations. Suggests solutions to these problems along with consequences for the curriculum. Includes remarks from a mathematics teacher concerning these problems. (DS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Knain, Erik – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Argues that science education can provide skills and perspectives that are transferable to domains outside of science. Discusses how the rationality of science is closely related to principles and norms fundamental to discourses outside of science. (CCM)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Process Education, Science Education
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