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ERIC Number: EJ890666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-2077-2327
Popularity and Relevance of Science Education Literacy: Using a Context-Based Approach
Rannikmae, Miia; Teppo, Moonika; Holbrook, Jack
Science Education International, v21 n2 p116-125 Jun 2010
This article draws attention to the difference between interest and relevance in science education while recognising both can be considered components of intrinsic motivation--motivation for learning coming from students themselves. Research has shown the importance of intrinsic motivation and this study seeks an approach to enhance this through taking examples from everyday life. The approach, citing PARSEL, a project promoting relevance and interest in science education for scientific literacy is to initial the learning through everyday language and to guide the students to recognise their lack of science conceptual learning for considering the everyday issue or concern being considered. The science learning is consolidated by a further stage which attempts to bring the science gained into the everyday issue being discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia