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Journal of Research in Science Teaching

1987 Volume 24, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Tools for Bridging the Cultures of Everyday and Scientific Thinking

    Jan Hawkins & Roy D. Pea

    Presents perspectives on creating new technology-based supports for science learning. Reviews current philosophies concerning the interpretative nature of scientific inquiry and discusses the... More

    pp. 291-307

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  2. Instructional Design, Cognition, and Technology: Applications to the Teaching of Scientific Concepts

    F Reif

    Outlines a systematic approach to instructional design and discusses some of the cognitive and instructional issues involved in learning or teaching scientific concepts. Uses the concept of ... More

    pp. 309-24

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  3. Artificial Intelligence and Science Education

    Ron Good

    Defines artificial intelligence (AI) in relation to intelligent computer-assisted instruction (ICAI) and science education. Provides a brief background of AI work, examples of expert systems,... More

    pp. 325-42

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  4. The Third Revolution in Computers and Education

    Andrea A. diSessa

    Provides perspectives on information technology and science education. Reviews the major changes that have occurred during the last 20 years in the study of the mind that are relevant to science... More

    pp. 343-67

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  5. The Impact of Microcomputer-Based Labs on Children's Ability to Interpret Graphs

    Janice R. Mokros & Robert F. Tinker

    Reports the results of an in-depth examination of middle school children's graphing skills and misconceptions. Also discusses a study in which students learned graphing skills through microcomputer... More

    pp. 369-83

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  6. The Effect of Real-Time Laboratory Graphing on Learning Graphic Representations of Distance and Velocity

    Heather Brasell

    Discusses a study which assessed the effect of a brief kinematics unit on: (1) students' ability to translate between a physical event and the graphic representation of it, and; (2) the effect of... More

    pp. 385-95

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