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Hacieminoglu, Esme – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Purpose: In the literature, there are lots of quantitative studies regarding students' attitudes, and results of the studies revealed that students have negative attitudes towards science. Therefore, it is necessary to study the factors that predict the attitudes of the students towards science taking into account the factors at both the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Sumarni, Woro; Susilaningsih, Endang; Sutopo, Yeri – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2018
Developing students' positive attitude toward learning is one of the important things, because some researchers mention that attitudes toward the subjects are related to academic achievement. Teachers, in the implementation of learning can evaluate attitudes toward the subjects, in order to know how students' attitude toward learning that is/has…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Construct Validity, Test Reliability, Preservice Teachers
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Sirrakos, George, Jr.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
This mixed-methods cross-national study investigated the effectiveness of reality pedagogy (an approach in which teachers become part of students' activities, practices and rituals) in terms of changes in student perceptions of their learning environment and attitudes towards science. A questionnaire was administered to 142 students in grades 8-10…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Scientific Attitudes, Questionnaires
Alghamdi, Abdulmonem – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The aim of the study is to investigate the impact of cooperative learning instruction, specifically by using the Jigsaw instructional strategy on science achievement and attitudes towards science among 11th grade students. Based upon previous research literature, it was hypothesized that significant differences existed on gains between general…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Males, High School Students
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Chua, Kah-Eng; Karpudewan, Mageswary – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Attitude towards learning science is a well-researched domain for more than four decades. Globally, studies on attitude still stay relevant following the decline in enrollment in science-related studies across many levels. Particularly, emergent of new sciences in this century calls for a shift in the content included in school science, to be more…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Science Laboratories, Secondary School Science, Student Motivation
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Navarro, Marianela; Förster, Carla; González, Caterina; González-Pose, Paulina – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Understanding attitudes toward science and measuring them remain two major challenges for science teaching. This article reviews the concept of attitudes toward science and their measurement. It subsequently analyzes the psychometric properties of the "Test of Science-Related Attitudes" (TOSRA), such as its construct validity, its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Attitudes, Psychometrics, Science Tests
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Hacieminoglu, Esme – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Worldwide studies have revealed an important issue in that an increasing percentage of students within the X-Y age group are not interested in science. Many students, especially females, have negative feelings and attitudes toward science, which discourages them from continuing with scientific inquiries. There are limited studies related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Valenti, S. S.; Masnick, A. M.; Cox, B. D.; Osman, C. J. – Science Education International, 2016
Although interest in science and math is often high in the elementary grades, interest in choosing science and math careers drops off beginning in junior high school for both genders, but especially for girls. By high school, a shift towards increased rigor is often accompanied by a lack of creativity in the way that scientific disciplines are…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Attitudes, High School Students, Career Choice
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Villafañe, Sachel M.; Lewis, Jennifer E. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Decisions about instruction, research, or policy often require the interpretation of student assessment scores. Increasingly, attitudinal variables are included in an assessment strategy, and it is important to ensure that interpretations of students' attitudinal status are based on instrument scores that apply similarly for diverse students. In…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Introductory Courses, Chemistry, Attitude Measures
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Wichaidit, Patcharee Rompayom; Wichaidit, Sittichai – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2016
Learning chemistry may be difficult for students for several reasons, such as the abstract nature of many chemistry concepts and the fact that students may view chemistry as irrelevant to their everyday lives. Teaching chemistry in familiar contexts and the use of multiple representations are seen as effective approaches for enhancing students'…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Grade 7, Secondary School Science
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Weingartner, Kristin M.; Masnick, Amy M.; Cohen, Marisa – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
We examined the role of refutation texts in learning to replace science misconceptions. Calling a misconception to the foreground may help people overcome the misconception (Broughton & Sinatra, 2010). To test this claim, we had students who expressed a common misconception in physics read one of three passages about the issue. The passages…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Misconceptions, Scientific Concepts, Physics
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Peer, Jarina; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Learning environment research provides a well-established approach for describing and understanding what goes on in classrooms and has attracted considerable interest in Singapore. This article reports the first study of science classroom environments in Singapore primary schools. Ten scales from the What Is Happening In this Class?,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Gender Differences, Surveys, Attitude Measures
Demircioglu, Gökhan; Aslan, Aysegül; Yadigaroglu, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2014
It is important to develop students' positive attitudes chemistry lessons in school because research has suggested that attitudes are linked with academic achievement. Therefore, how to evaluate the attitudes is an important topic in education. The purpose of this study was to develop a Likert-type scale that could measure high school students'…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Test Construction, Likert Scales, High School Students
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Gunay, Abdulkadir; Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
In spite of the commendations for the use of portfolio assessment, there is still little evidence indicating that such assessment actually supports and encourages student learning. Hence, this research study aimed to empirically identify the effects of implementation of portfolio assessment on student learning and attitudes. True-experimental…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Physics, Science Instruction, Evaluation Methods
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Lyons, Terry; Quinn, Frances – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2014
This paper reports findings from the Choosing Science study (Lyons & Quinn, 2010) indicating that Australian Year 10 students in small rural or remote areas tend to regard their science lessons as less relevant than do students in larger towns and cities. Specifically, those in small rural or remote schools were significantly more inclined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Rural Areas, Student Attitudes
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