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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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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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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
Robinson, Nakia Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The science laboratory is an integral component of science education. However, the academic value of student participation in the laboratory is not clearly understood. One way to discern student perceptions of the science laboratory is by exploring their views of the classroom environment. The classroom environment is one determinant that can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Science Laboratories, Scientific Attitudes
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Hayden, Katherine; Ouyang, Youwen; Scinski, Lidia; Olszewski, Brandon; Bielefeldt, Talbot – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
The iQUEST (investigations for Quality Understanding and Engagement for Students and Teachers) project is designed to promote student interest and attitudes toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The project targets seventh- and eighth-grade science classrooms that serve high percentages of Hispanic students.…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Student Interests, Science Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Nelson, Brian C. – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Most policy doctrines promote the use of scientific inquiry in the K-12 classroom, but good inquiry is hard to implement, particularly for schools with fiscal and safety constraints and for teachers struggling with understanding how to do so. Purpose: In this paper, we present the design of a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE)…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Virtual Classrooms, Science Curriculum