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The "Whole Approach": An Investigation of a School-Based Practicum Model of Teacher Professional Development in ICT
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 32, No. 4 (2005) pp. 341–351
The question of what makes for effective teacher professional development in ICT is an enduring one. In a recent study in Queensland (Australia), we visited 19 rural and regional schools and interviewed teachers, administrators and ICT coordinators...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 27, No. 4 pp. 269–271
Investigating Chemistry Students' Learning about the Relationship between the Temperature and the Pressure of a Gas Using a Microcomputer-Based Laboratory (MBL): A Word of Caution
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 321–38
Focuses on practices related to the use of a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) in a high school chemistry course in which students studied gases and kinetic theory. Reports that little or no higher order thinking was employed as students engaged...
Epistemological and Contextual Issues in the Use of Microcomputer-Based Laboratories in a Year 11 Chemistry Classroom
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 19, No. 2 (2000) pp. 137–160
There is a lack of studies that provide fine-grained investiga-tions of the factors that affect both teachers' and students' use of microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) technology. An interpretive methodology was employed to examine the use of MBL...
Eliciting Metacognitive Experiences and Reflection in a Year 11 Chemistry Classroom: An Activity Theory Perspective
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 22, No. 3 (June 2013) pp. 300–313
Concerns regarding students' learning and reasoning in chemistry classrooms are well documented. Students' reasoning in chemistry should be characterized by conscious consideration of chemical phenomenon from laboratory work at macroscopic,...
Research in Science Education Vol. 37, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 261–277
Little research has been conducted on how students work when they are required to plan, build and evaluate artefacts in technology rich learning environments such as those supported by tools including flow charts, "Labview" programming and Lego...
The Role of the Microcomputer-Based Laboratory Display in Supporting the Construction of New Understandings in Kinematics
Research in Science Education Vol. 33, No. 2 (2003) pp. 217–43
Investigates how microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) activities specifically designed to be consistent with a constructivist theory of learning support or constrain student construction of understanding. Analysis of students' discourse and actions...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 21, No. 2 (November 2003) pp. 141–157
This paper reports on an investigation into the first time implementation of a technology education unit of work by a beginning primary school teacher. The researchers monitored the teacher's implementation of the unit across a 6 week period using...
International Journal of Technology and Design Education Vol. 11, No. 3 (2001) pp. 239–61
Reports on needs identified by three teachers during an investigation into their first experiences of implementing technology in primary classrooms. Presents two models for conceptualizing and planning units of work in technology. The models form...
Exploring Secondary Mathematics Teachers' Reasons for Not Using Computers in Their Teaching: Five Case Studies
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 33, No. 1 (2000) pp. 87–109
Despite the availability of hardware and software, the mathematics staff in a technology-rich secondary school rarely used computers in their teaching. This study investigates reasons for this phenomenon. Findings have implications for professional...
Microprocessor Based Laboratory Activities as Catalysts for Student Construction of Understanding in Physics
combined Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education 1999 (December 1999)
From the theoretical reference frame of constructivism, much of the rhetoric and positive research findings in support of microprocessor based laboratory (MBL) activities facilitating science learning can be interpreted in terms of the increased...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 27, No. 4 pp. 333–342
This study was designed to investigate how perceptions of the learning environment in a Year 12 physics class mediated students' learning about rotational motion. Data sources included observation and video recordings of each lesson for five weeks,...
Role of the Microcomputer-Based Laboratory Display in Supporting the Construction of New Understandings in Thermal Physics
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 41, No. 2 (February 2004) pp. 165–185
Teachers' failure to use the microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) more widely may be a result of not recognizing its capacity to transform laboratory activities. This research aimed to increase understanding of how MBL activities designed to be...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 18, No. 1 pp. 35–49
Supporting student learning can be difficult, especially within open-ended or loosely structured activities, often seen as valuable for promoting student autonomy in many curriculum areas and contexts. This paper reports an investigation into the...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 7, No. 2 pp. 107–136
There is a lack of studies that sharply focus on what students are actually doing in science laboratories. This study was designed to provide a fine-grained description of students' discursive and material actions in a traditional senior physics...