education research

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    Molecular simulation

    1 January 2010

    Can a computer simulation package enhance undergraduates' understanding of chemical topics? Swedish chemists investigate

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    Understanding word equations

    1 January 2010

    Cambridge chemists find out how secondary school chemistry students compile word equations.

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    Views about science

    1 January 2010

    Judith Bennett and Sylvia Hogarth of York University have developed a new research technique to gain greater insight into students' attitudes towards science

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    Student response technology

    1 May 2009

    US researchers ask students their views on the benefits of using interactive quiz technology in lectures

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    Different contexts - different ideas

    1 January 2009

    Researchers from Colorado State University investigate how students' chemical ideas are affected when the science is presented in unfamiliar contexts

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    Changing attitudes

    1 September 2008

    Durham University researchers studied why students lose interest in science as they go through secondary school and why boys favour science more than girls

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    Talking About Science

    1 September 2008

    US researchers investigated how much students learn through classroom discussions on scientific topics

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    Online discussion

    1 September 2007

    US researchers report on an online discussion system which is designed to integrate and support scientific discussions within the classroom

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    Science in South Africa

    1 May 2007

    Researchers from South Africa and Australia have teamed up to introduce South African teachers to new teaching methods and to monitor how these affect students' performance

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    GCSE for the 21st century

    1 May 2007

    The first in a series of evaluations of the Twenty first century science GCSE course shows that the course is an improvement on traditional courses