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Chung, Yoonsook; Yoo, Jungsook; Kim, Sung-Won; Lee, Hyunju; Zeidler, Dana L. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Communication skills are one of the most important competencies for 21st century global citizens. Our guiding presupposition was that socioscientific issues (SSIs) could be used as an effective pedagogical tool for promoting students' communication skills by increasing peer interactions, stimulating students' reasoning, and in constructing shared…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Science Education, Genetics, Grade 9
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Mun, Kongju; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won; Choi, Kyunghee; Choi, Sung-Youn; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
In this study, we explored the extent to which Australian, Chinese, and Korean middle school students perceived themselves to have scientific literacy as global citizens and attempted to identify differences and/or commonalities in their perceptions. A total of 655 middle school students (8th and 9th grades; 358 girls and 297 boys) from the three…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Education, Scientific Literacy, Global Approach
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Nam, Jeonghee; Choi, Aeran; Hand, Brian – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2011
Current initiatives in science education in Korea have emphasized science literacy as the most important purpose of science education; that is, science education needs to focus on helping each student to become a scientifically literate person who is able to make reasoned decisions. In attempting to address this focus concern about science…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Middle Schools, Writing Tests, Heuristics