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Research in Science & Technological Education

1991 Volume 9, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Towards a Clearer Understanding of Students' Ideas about Science and Technology: An Exploratory Study

    Doug Hill & Alan Wheeler

    An alternative procedure to the draw-a-scientist test (DAST) was used to uncover students ideas about science, scientists, and technology. A series of illustrations (based on the interview-about... More

    pp. 125-38

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  2. Transition from Personal to Scientific Understanding

    Paul McElwee

    Concepts used by two classes of grade eight students, one advanced and the other average, to explain the changes that occur when water is heated to boiling are presented. Little difference was... More

    pp. 139-56

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  3. Science in Israeli Ninth Grade Classes: The Intended, Implemented and the Achieved Curricula

    Joseph Menis

    Information on the content of the intended science curriculum, what science was actually taught by the teachers, and how that science was taught is presented. Student achievement and attitudes were... More

    pp. 157-72

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  4. What Do Students in Dutch Technology Teacher Programmes Think of Their Subject?

    Marc J. De Vries

    Students' ideas about technology (their concept of it and their attitude toward it) are described. From students' (n=89) own descriptions of technology and their responses to concept items on a... More

    pp. 173-80

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  5. Developing a Learning Style Instrumental for Use in Upper Primary Schools

    Lourdes M. Ferrer

    The development and validation of a Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ) for use with upper primary school children studying science in an Asian context are described. Four important learning... More

    pp. 181-92

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  6. Diagnostic Teaching in the Classroom: Teaching/Learning Strategies to Promote Development in Understanding about Conservation of Mass on Dissolving

    Kate Johnston & Philip Scott

    An intervention study with 12- to 13-year-old students which attempts to move students' thinking about matter and the dissolving process toward the school science view by use of activities and... More

    pp. 193-212

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  7. Effectiveness of a Visual Comparative Advance Organizer in Teaching Biology

    Anju Relan

    The effects of a visual advance organizer on a biology concept learning task among fifth graders (n=48) was investigated. After exposure to the advance organizer, three levels of learning outcomes-... More

    pp. 213-22

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  8. Development of Pupils' Ideas about Seeing and Hearing--The Path of Light and Sound

    E Boyes & M Stanisstreet

    Combined free response questionnaire and interview procedure are used to probe students' ideas regarding how they believe they see both luminous and nonluminous objects and how they think they hear... More

    pp. 223-44

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  9. Gender Differences in Science Preferences on Starting Secondary School

    Keith S. Taber

    Students in their first weeks of secondary school were asked to select from a list those topics they would be interested in studying in science. Gender differences were found in that boys... More

    pp. 245-52

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