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ERIC Number: EJ1072962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Exploration of Korean Students' Scientific Imagination Using the Scientific Imagination Inventory
Mun, Jiyeong; Mun, Kongju; Kim, Sung-Won
International Journal of Science Education, v37 n13 p2091-2112 2015
This article reports on the study of the components of scientific imagination and describes the scales used to measure scientific imagination in Korean elementary and secondary students. In this study, we developed an inventory, which we call the Scientific Imagination Inventory (SII), in order to examine aspects of scientific imagination. We identified three conceptual components of scientific imagination, which were composed of (1) scientific sensitivity, (2) scientific creativity, and (3) scientific productivity. We administered SII to 662 students (4th-8th grades) and confirmed validity and reliability using exploratory factor analysis and Cronbach "a" coefficient. The characteristics of Korean elementary and secondary students' overall scientific imagination and difference across gender and grade level are discussed in the results section.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Grade 4; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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