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Research in Science & Technological Education

2001 Volume 19, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. An Analysis of High School Students' Performance on Five Integrated Science Process Skills

    Yvonne Beaumont-Walters & Kola Soyibo

    This study determined Jamaican high school students' (n=305) level of performance on five integrated science process skills with performance linked to gender, grade level, school location, school... More

    pp. 133-45

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  2. Different Gender Students' Participation in the High- and Low-achieving Middle School Questioning-orientated Biology Classrooms in Taiwan

    Hsiao-Ching She

    This case study investigated gender-based differences in classroom participation through examining teacher-student interactions between a female biology teacher and two groups of middle school... More

    pp. 147-58

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  3. The History of Chemistry. The Case of the Supposed Isomerism of the Hydrocarbon Ethane in the Construction of Knowledge: Implications for Chemical Education

    Roger T. Cross & Ronald F. Price

    Contends that chemical education proposals for changing the conception of chemistry literacy should include making explicit the relationship between chemistry as science and chemistry as technology... More

    pp. 159-70

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  4. Alternative Conceptions of Chemical Bonding Held by Upper Secondary and Tertiary Students

    Richard K. Coll & Neil Taylor

    Examination of senior secondary and tertiary level chemistry students' descriptions of their mental models for chemical bonding revealed prevalent alternative conceptions. Some 20 alternative... More

    pp. 171-91

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  5. Investigating the Relationship between Students' Multiple Conceptions of Action and Reaction in Cases of Static Equilibrium

    David H. Palmer

    Previous research has shown that students often have multiple conceptions within any particular topic area in science, and these conceptions are usually strongly linked to specific problem... More

    pp. 193-204

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  6. Knowledge about the 'Greenhouse Effect': Have College Students Improved?

    Helen Jeffries, Martin Stanisstreet & Edward Boyes

    The ideas of Year I undergraduate biology students about the consequences, causes, and cures of the 'greenhouse effect' was determined using a closed-form questionnaire, and results were compared... More

    pp. 205-21

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  7. Secondary Students' Perceptions about Learning Qualitative Analysis in Inorganic Chemistry

    Kim-Chwee Daniel Tan, Ngoh-Khang Goh, Lian-Sai Chia & David F. Treagust

    Grade 10 students in Singapore find qualitative analysis one of the more difficult topics in their external examinations. Fifty-one grade 10 students from three schools were interviewed to... More

    pp. 223-34

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  8. How Do Pre-service and In-service Science Teachers View the Nature of Science and Technology?

    Hassan H. Tairab

    Explores views held by pre-service and in-service teachers regarding the nature of science and technology, particularly the characteristics of science and technology, the aim of science and... More

    pp. 235-50

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