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Research in Science & Technological Education

1997 Volume 15, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Applying Conceptual Conflict Strategies in the Learning of the Energy Concept

    Ricardo Trumper

    Reports on a study that addresses the implications of instructional strategies that are used to create cognitive disequilibrations to achieve conceptual change. Discusses several difficulties in... More

    pp. 5-18

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  2. Children's Models of Understanding of Two Major Global Environmental Issues (Ozone Layer and Greenhouse Effect)

    Edward Boyes & Martin Stanisstreet

    Aims to quantify the models that 13- and 14 year-old students hold about the causes of the greenhouse effect and ozone layer depletion. Assesses the prevalence of those ideas that link the two... More

    pp. 19-28

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  3. Portuguese Students' Understanding at Ages 10-11 and 14-15 of the Origin and Nature of the Earth and the Development of Life

    Luis Marques & David Thompson

    Uses interviews and a written questionnaire to probe students' ideas on the origin of earth and life on earth. A significant number of commonly held misconceptions were prevalent in the sample (N... More

    pp. 29-51

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  4. Pupils' Ideas on Conservation during Changes in the State of Water

    Vassilia Hatzinikita & Vasilis Koulaidis

    Explores both the qualitative and quantitative dimensions of pupils' ideas related to conservation during state changes of water. Analysis of questionnaire data indicates that qualitative... More

    pp. 53-70

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  5. BIGAL: Biology as a Bridge to Science in Developing Communities

    Hanna Barenholz & Pinchas Tamir

    Describes a science program designed to attract children to science through an extended study of biology. Presents a detailed description of the various professional development activities and the ... More

    pp. 71-83

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  6. Scientific Experiences as Predictors of Choice of Science among Female High School Students in Nigeria

    Stella Y. Erinosho

    Ascertains the interplay between scientific experiences and participation in school science among girls in the first year of secondary school. Results indicate that girls in science tend to... More

    pp. 85-90

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  7. Problem-based Learning: An Appropriate Methodology for Technology Education

    Anthony Williams & P John Williams

    Describes an innovative teaching project that was implemented for training technology teachers in Australia. Presents a rationale for using a problem-based learning collaborative methodology in... More

    pp. 91-103

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  8. Factors Affecting Student Choice of Career in Science and Engineering: Parallel Studies in Australia, Canada, China, England, Japan and Portugal

    Brian E. Woolnough, Yuying Guo, Maria Salete Leite, Maria Jose de Almeida, Tae Ryu, Zhen Wang & Deidra Young

    Describes studies that utilized questionnaires and interviews to explore the factors affecting the career choices of students. Reveals differences between scientists and nonscientists with regard... More

    pp. 105-21

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  9. Force and Motion: Pre-service and Practising Secondary Science Teachers' Language and Understanding

    Peter F. W. Preece

    Explores the language used by teachers to denote various forces and investigates possible misconceptions they might hold about force and motion. Results indicate that biology and chemistry... More

    pp. 123-28

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