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A Written Test for Procedural Understanding: A Way Forward for Assessment in the UK Science Curriculum?
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (May 2004) pp. 5–21
A recent UK House of Commons report on Science 14-19 identified problems with coursework and argued for a greater emphasis on teaching and assessment of scientific literacy. This paper describes a written test for procedural understanding, given to...
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 28, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 203–226
Understanding the science in a "socio-scientific issue" is at the heart of the varied definitions of "scientific literacy". Many consider that understanding evidence is necessary to participate in decision making and to challenge the science that...
Underlying Success in Open-Ended Investigations in Science: Using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to Identify Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 27, No. 1 (April 2009) pp. 5–30
Both substantive (i.e. factual knowledge, concepts, laws and theories) and procedural knowledge (understanding and applying concepts such as reliability and validity, measurement and calibration, data collection, measurement error, the ability to...