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Journal of Science Education and Technology

2001 Volume 10, Number 2

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Student Group Project Work: A Pioneering Experiment in Interactive Engagement

    Jeffry V. Mallow

    Fully half of the curriculum at Roskilde University in Denmark is student-driven group research project work that is often interdisciplinary. Describes the practice of group project work in the... More

    pp. 105-13

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  2. Gender Differences in Introductory Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Exams: Multiple Choice versus Constructed Response Questions

    Andrew J. Weaver & Helen Raptis

    Analyzes 295 male and 194 female examinations from introductory atmospheric and oceanic science courses to determine whether or not there exist gender differences in the performance on multiple... More

    pp. 115-26

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  3. Radio Astronomy: A Strong Link between Undergraduate Education and Research

    Preethi Pratap & Joseph E. Salah

    Describes a successful pilot program to develop and test a program that facilitates the linking of undergraduate research and education through radio astronomy. Based on the pilot experiences,... More

    pp. 127-36

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  4. The Silent Revolution Continues

    John Perlin

    Discusses the reliability and versatility of using photovoltaics whereby solar cells convert sunlight directly into electricity. The growing concern of global warming promises to transform... More

    pp. 137-45

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  5. Comparing the Impacts of a Problem-based Computer-Assisted Instruction and the Direct-Interactive Teaching Method on Student Science Achievement

    Chun-Yen Chang

    Explores the effects of a Problem-based Computer-Assisted Instruction (PBCAI) on students' earth science achievement in Taiwan. One hundred and fifty-nine 10th grade students enrolled in four... More

    pp. 147-53

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  6. Education in the Light of Liberspace Evolution and Transition to Cyberspace

    Valery V. Popov

    Considers main education trends while society is moving towards a totally new information environment--cyberspace. Justifies and specifies the aims and tasks of education. Suggests a new... More

    pp. 155-63

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  7. Student Peer Teaching: An Innovative Approach to Instruction in Science and Engineering Education

    Shri Ramaswamy, Ilene Harris & Ulrike Tschirner

    Reports the results of a pilot study in a senior paper science and engineering class of an innovative instructional method designed to foster student problem solving and in-depth learning of... More

    pp. 165-71

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  8. Science and Mathematics Efficacy Beliefs Held by Practicing and Prospective Teachers: A 5-Year Perspective

    George Wenner

    Presents a compilation of results from three studies conducted over a 5-year period to compare and contrast efficacy beliefs held by prospective and practicing teachers toward science and... More

    pp. 181-87

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  9. A Cross-College Age Study of Science and Nonscience Students' Conceptions of Basic Astronomy Concepts in Preservice Training for High-School Teachers

    Ricardo Trumper

    A questionnaire of 19 questions given to a total of 433 students in college preservice training for future high school teachers showed that science and nonscience majors held a series of... More

    pp. 189-95

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  10. Electromagnetic Concepts in Mathematical Representation of Physics

    Virginie Albe, Patrice Venturini & Jean Lascours

    Addresses the use of mathematics when studying the physics of electromagnetism. Focuses on common electromagnetic concepts and their associated mathematical representation and arithmetical tools.... More

    pp. 197-203

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  11. Response to Contradiction: Conflict Resolution Strategies Used by Students in Solving Problems of Chemical Equilibrium

    Mansoor Niaz

    Illustrates how a novel problem of chemical equilibrium based on a closely related sequence of items can facilitate students' conceptual understanding. Students were presented with a chemical... More

    pp. 205-11

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