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Meeting Six — Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence

Harold Pash ler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert Bjork (2008) “Learning Styles — Con­cepts and Evidence” Journal of Psychological Science in the Public Interest December 9(3105): 119 (.PDF) Summary: The term ‘‘learning styles’’ refers to the concept that individuals … Continue reading

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Meeting Five – Connecting High School Physics Experiences, Outcome Expectations, Physics Identity, and Physics Career Choice: A Gender Study

Zahra Hazari Gerhard Sonnert, Philip M. Sadler, Marie-Claire Shanahan, “Connecting High School Physics Experiences, Outcome Expectations, Physics Identity, and Physics Career Choice: A Gender Study”, JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING VOL. 47, NO. 8, PP. 978–1003 (2010) PDF Abstract: This study … Continue reading

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Meeting Four – Test Enhanced Learning (20th September)

Please note that this paper is not science-specific. The Science Teaching Journal Club would like to invite all teachers, not just science teachers, to participate in our fourth meeting; please invite your friends and colleagues. Roediger, Henry and Jeffrey Karpicke, … Continue reading

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Archive: Meeting Three – Driver and the fallacy of induction

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Meeting Three

Driver, Rosalind, “The fallacy of induction in science teaching”, in Teaching Science, ed. Ralph Levinson (London: Routledge, 1994), 41-48. (Google Books) Discussion points: Students are known to have preconceptions about how the world works. How do you deal with this … Continue reading

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Summaries of meetings one and two

The first meeting of #SciTeachJC took place on Tuesday 5th July 2011. @JustinDillonKCL wrote this summary of the meeting for The Guardian Science Blog: It’s Club Night for Science Teachers Good teachers count. In a recent survey carried out as … Continue reading

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Archive: Meeting Two – Beyond 2000

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Meeting Two: “Beyond 2000”

For our second meeting, on Tuesday 19th July at 19:30, we’ll be discussing the Beyond 2000 report edited by Robin Millar and Jonathan Osborne (Download .PDF 142kB). The report set out to answer four questions: What are the successes and failures … Continue reading

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Archive: Meeting One – ‘Doing’ science versus ‘being’ a scientist

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Meeting One: ‘Doing’ science versus ‘being’ a scientist

The paper we’ll be discussing this week is: Archer, Louise et al. 2010. “‘Doing’ science versus ‘being’ a scientist: Examining 10/11-year-old schoolchildren’s constructions of science through the lens of identity”, Science Education 94(4): 617-639. doi: 10.1002/sce.20399. Download PDF (146kB) Abstract … Continue reading

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