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Research in Science Education

2002 Volume 32, Number 4

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Number of articles: 6

  1. Scaffolding Preservice Science Teachers' Evidence-Based Arguments during an Investigation of Natural Selection

    Carla Zembal-Saul, Danusa Munford, Barbara Crawford, Patricia Friedrichsen & Susan Land

    Reports on a qualitative study in which preservice science teachers (PSTs) enrolled in an advanced methods course participated in a complex, data-rich investigation based on an adapted version of... More

    pp. 437-63

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  2. The Internet as a Site for Changing Practice: The Case of Ms. Owens

    Raven M. Wallace

    Explores the experiences of one teacher as she used the Internet on her own as a tool for changing her practice, and used it as part of a unit on nuclear chemistry. Suggests that reform by way of... More

    pp. 465-87

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  3. Students' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the World Wide Web as a Research and Teaching Tool in Science Learning

    Wan Ng & Richard Gunstone

    Investigates the use of the World Wide Web (WWW) as a research and teaching tool in promoting self-directed learning groups of 15-year-old students. Discusses the perceptions of students of the... More

    pp. 489-510

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  4. Characteristics of Science Teachers Who Incorporate Web-Based Teaching

    Yehudit J. Dori, Revital T. Tal & Yehuda Peled

    Characterizes and classifies the way junior high school science teachers incorporate Web-based learning environments and materials into their teaching. Applies qualitative interpretive methodology ... More

    pp. 511-47

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  5. The Information Seeking Strategies of High School Science Students

    Andrew T. Lumpe & Kyle Butler

    Focuses on the use of the Artemis web-based interface, which provides a digital library for students to search, organize, and evaluate science information related to project-based investigations.... More

    pp. 549-66

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  6. An Investigation of Software Scaffolds Supporting Modeling Practices

    Eric B. Fretz, Hsin-Kai Wu, BaoHui Zhang, Elizabeth A. Davis, Joseph S. Krajcik & Elliot Soloway

    Evaluates the scaffold designed as a dynamic modeling software tool called Model-It in terms of its ability to support learners' use of modeling practices. Discusses the continued empirical... More

    pp. 567-89

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