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Using Science Misconceptions For Developing Critical Thinking In Learners And Teachers, Neuza M. Defigueredo Dec 1994

Using Science Misconceptions For Developing Critical Thinking In Learners And Teachers, Neuza M. Defigueredo

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Students' poor interest and academic achievement in science as well as their inability to master situations in their everyday life seem to be related to their lack of skills in critical and creative thinking. However, teaching such skills within both primary and secondary curricula is not mandatory. The consensus is much more toward teaching thinking skills through content than as a separate course. In this thesis the conflict between students' prior conceptions about the natural world and scientific concepts is viewed as a resource for teaching thinking skills. A review of the literature on science misconceptions in mechanics suggests that ...


World View, Culture, And Science Education, William W. Cobern Dec 1994

World View, Culture, And Science Education, William W. Cobern

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

In the last few years many science education policy documents, including those from Project 2000+, have noted the need for further knowledge and understanding of how people individually and as members of social and cultural groups learn and teach science. To this end science educators have studied cognitive development and mental capacity. They have explored the effectiveness of various instructional strategies. Among other things they have investigated the errors students make. However, what students believe about the physical world, belief rooted and nurtured in students' socio-cultural environments, has received far less attention. In a non-Western economically developing nation one speaks ...


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1994 Oct 1994

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1994

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

New NESEN Coordinator

NASA Support for NESEN

NESEN at Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science Annual Conference

K-12 Earth Science Educational Activities at North Central/South Central Meeting of the Geological Society of America

Earth Science Workshops – Summer 1995


Reform Of High School Mathematics And Science And Opportunity To Learn, Andrew C. Porter, Michael W. Kirst, Eric Osthoff, John L. Smithson, Steven A. Schneider Sep 1994

Reform Of High School Mathematics And Science And Opportunity To Learn, Andrew C. Porter, Michael W. Kirst, Eric Osthoff, John L. Smithson, Steven A. Schneider

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief concerns the nature of the high school mathematics and science curriculum in the United States. It draws from a large study which documented instructional practices and content using novel methodologies. This research approach is a promising step toward the development of indicators of opportunity to learn. The study also provides encouraging news about the effects of increased standards in math and science - they did not result in a watering down of the curriculum. However, practice in the schools studied is a far cry from the ambitious goals for math and science instruction now being developed by the profession.


An Investigation Into The Gender Bias Issue, Bonnie L. Wolcott Aug 1994

An Investigation Into The Gender Bias Issue, Bonnie L. Wolcott

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Women tend to hold a smaller population within the fields of science and mathematics than men. This is believed to be largely due to gender bias coming from family, school, and society. The areas of math and science are largely considered to be male-oriented, and female students consider the fields to be largely unavailable to them. This master thesis addresses this topic by surveying a large number of high school math students, and interviewing school faculty.

A large suburban school district in Rochester, NY was used for this research. The study included 285 male students and 343 female students in ...


What Changes Should Be Made For The Second Edition Of The Nctm Standards?, Zalman Usiskin Aug 1994

What Changes Should Be Made For The Second Edition Of The Nctm Standards?, Zalman Usiskin

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Nctm Standards, Second Edition: A Review And Commentary On Zalman Usiskin's Address, Harald M. Ness Aug 1994

Nctm Standards, Second Edition: A Review And Commentary On Zalman Usiskin's Address, Harald M. Ness

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Math: It's Not Just A Four Letter Word, Susan Byerly Aug 1994

Math: It's Not Just A Four Letter Word, Susan Byerly

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Applied Mathematics Should Be Taught Mixed, Gary I. Brown Aug 1994

Applied Mathematics Should Be Taught Mixed, Gary I. Brown

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Female Voices In Mathematics: A New Course, Shobha Gulati Aug 1994

Female Voices In Mathematics: A New Course, Shobha Gulati

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


How Much Does Poor Reading Lower Math Scores?, William (Bill) H. Williams, Sandra P. Clarkson Ph.D Aug 1994

How Much Does Poor Reading Lower Math Scores?, William (Bill) H. Williams, Sandra P. Clarkson Ph.D

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Behavioral Contracting: The Effects Of Metacontingency Contracting On Math Performance Of At-Risk Students, Vernard V. J. Jones Jun 1994

Behavioral Contracting: The Effects Of Metacontingency Contracting On Math Performance Of At-Risk Students, Vernard V. J. Jones

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of behavioral contracting in providing parents with a means of assisting their child with homework from school. Following the baseline condition, the subjects were introduced to the intervention [behavioral contracting including parent(s)] one at a time to provide a concurrent check between baseline and treatment conditions.

Six students from the Kentwood Public School District served as participants in the study. All participants were between eleven and thirteen years of age. Each participant was identified by the teacher as "at-risk" based on their sustained academic performance.

Four out of six ...


Sums Of Squares Of Edge Lengths And Spacefilling Curve Heuristics For The Traveling Salesman Problem, Jun Gao, John M. Steele May 1994

Sums Of Squares Of Edge Lengths And Spacefilling Curve Heuristics For The Traveling Salesman Problem, Jun Gao, John M. Steele

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

The sum of squares of the edge lengths of the tour provided by the spacefilling curve heuristic applied to a random sample of n points from the unit square is proved to be asymptotically equal to a periodic function of the logarithm of the sample size.


Critical Thinking In Elementary Science Instruction Using Portfolios And Cooperative Learning, Lisa A. Hayes May 1994

Critical Thinking In Elementary Science Instruction Using Portfolios And Cooperative Learning, Lisa A. Hayes

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Elementary science education often does not reflect the processes used n professional science. Students are instructed in a recipe-oriented way to follow predetermine procedures in order to come to predetermined results. The embedding of critical thinking skills instruction into science curriculum makes it possible for science instruction to more closely resemble professional science. This curriculum development thesis utilizes critical thinking skills and instructional strategies as a basis for embedding critical thinking skills instruction into a series of lessons on the topic of sound. Each lesson includes objectives for science content and thinking skills, a motivational activity, use of portfolios for ...


Reforming Science, Mathematics, And Technology Education: Nsf's State Systemic Initiatives, University Of Pennsylvania May 1994

Reforming Science, Mathematics, And Technology Education: Nsf's State Systemic Initiatives, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief presents some initial observations about the Statewide Systemic Initiatives based on the first two years of an evaluation study, and discusses some of the issues state and local leaders faced as they attempted to transform science, mathematics, and technology education (1994).


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1994 May 1994

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1994

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

NESEN Membership and Resources Directory Available

NESEN to Sponsor K-12 Earth Science Education Activities at North Central/South Central Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America

1994 Earth Science Workshops: A Basis for Lesson Plan Development

Teachers Guide Now Available

NESEN at Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science Annual Meeting

Rock Collecting Field Trip

New Publication from Conservation and Survey Division, UNL

“Earth has a History” – A Videotape from GSA

Thoughts on Earth Science Education


1994 Sixth Annual Imsa Presentation Day, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 1994

1994 Sixth Annual Imsa Presentation Day, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSAloquium Abstract Booklets

"The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy would like to express our gratitude to the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Foundation and Imcera-Pitman-Moore for their generous support of the Mentorship Program."


Students' Understanding Of Functions In Calculus Courses, G. S. Monk Feb 1994

Students' Understanding Of Functions In Calculus Courses, G. S. Monk

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Mathematics For Math Majors: Loss Of Self-Esteem, Chun-Ip Fung, Man-Keung Siu Feb 1994

Mathematics For Math Majors: Loss Of Self-Esteem, Chun-Ip Fung, Man-Keung Siu

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Philosophy Of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, And Philosophy Of Mathematics Education, Yuxin Zheng Feb 1994

Philosophy Of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, And Philosophy Of Mathematics Education, Yuxin Zheng

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Language Of Mathematics: A Quantitative Course For A General Audience, Stephanie F. Singer Feb 1994

The Language Of Mathematics: A Quantitative Course For A General Audience, Stephanie F. Singer

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Writing Mathematics, E. G. Bernard Feb 1994

Writing Mathematics, E. G. Bernard

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Report Of The Strategic Planning Team: Executive Summary, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1994

Report Of The Strategic Planning Team: Executive Summary, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

1990-2000 Documents

On December 4, 1987, a representative group of faculty and all administrators convened for a day to reflect on our past, discuss our present, and begin to make plans for the future of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. At that time, we discussed the need to engage in a formal process by which we would define who we were, what we were about, what we valued, and how we would direct our resources, (both financial and human), to achieve the goals that were inherent in the establishment of this unique institution.

This brief, but nonetheless intense discussion, resulted in ...


1993-94 Annual Report, TransForming Through Connections, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1994

1993-94 Annual Report, TransForming Through Connections, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

It is our privilege to share with you the eighth annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The 1993-94 year was a turning point for IMSA and our annual report helps to tell the story of our continued transformation from that of "school" to that of "educational laboratory/resource for the state of Illinois."

During 1993-94, the board of trustees officially approved a new strategic plan and mission statement declaring a bold commitment to the transformation of mathematics and science teaching and learning through connections. To answer that call, the Academy radically redesigned its internal organizational structure and ...


Scavma Teaching Award - Clinical Sciences 1994 Dr. Eric Davis, Maggie Ladd Jan 1994

Scavma Teaching Award - Clinical Sciences 1994 Dr. Eric Davis, Maggie Ladd

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Dr. Eric Davis, DVM was the 1994 recipient of the SCAVMA Teaching Award for Clinical Sciences. Dr. Davis is currently an assistant professor in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences department at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN, where he is active in equine field services and equine surgery.


Jona Oder Die Kunst, Unrecht Haben Zu Können. Überlegungen Zur Hermeneutischen Praxis, Michael H.G. Hoffmann Jan 1994

Jona Oder Die Kunst, Unrecht Haben Zu Können. Überlegungen Zur Hermeneutischen Praxis, Michael H.G. Hoffmann

Michael H.G. Hoffmann

No abstract provided.


Mathematics: A Curriculum Profile For Australian Schools, Australian Education Council Jan 1994

Mathematics: A Curriculum Profile For Australian Schools, Australian Education Council

Mathematics

A joint project of the States, Territories and the Commonwealth of Australia initiated by the Australian Education Council, this is one of a series of sixteen documents representing collaborative curriculum development in Australia across eight areas of learning. The statements provide a framework for curriculum development by education systems and schools. They are divided into strands and further structured in four bands, roughly corresponding to the stages of schooling: lower primary, upper primary, junior secondary and post-compulsory. The statements do not provide a syllabus. Rather, they provide a foundation for courses which will meet students' needs and reflect advances in ...


Cover - Table Of Contents Jan 1994

Cover - Table Of Contents

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


The Iowa Academy Of Science Parish Farm: 1986-1992, David L. Dozark Jan 1994

The Iowa Academy Of Science Parish Farm: 1986-1992, David L. Dozark

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

This article focuses on the Iowa Academy of Science Parish Farm and the progress made in the last seven years towards the goals set forth in the Model Farm Concept which was adopted by the Academy in 1970. Highlights of this article are a summary of the income and expenses associated with the farm's highly profitable crop production, the ground-water monitoring project being conducted by the Geological Survey Bureau, the woodlot rejuvenation project, soil and wildlife conservation improvements, and the prairie forbes exhibit area. The farm continues to serve as a primary source of income for the Academy and ...


Relation Between S2 And Later Generation Testcrosses Of Two Corn Populations, S. M. Lile, A. R. Hallauer Jan 1994

Relation Between S2 And Later Generation Testcrosses Of Two Corn Populations, S. M. Lile, A. R. Hallauer

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Determination of the relative combining abilities of corn (Zea mays L.) inbred lines is an important feature of applied corn breeding programs. Combining ability is measured by the relative performance of a line in testcrosses to one or more testers. Inbred lines from BS13(S2)Cl and BSCB1(R)C7 corn populations were evaluated at the S2 and later generations of inbreeding. Intense selection was practiced among and within lines during inbreeding to develop the S5-equivalent and S8 generation lines. The objective of this study was to determine if the combining ability of lines in early ...