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Wang, Yan; Lavonen, Jari; Tirri, Kirsi – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This research compared how the scientific literacy-related goals of the current Chinese and Finnish national science curricula at primary school level are actualised using a revised Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scientific literacy framework in the content analysis of the curricula. The content of the curricula focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Scientific Literacy, Science Curriculum
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Chi, Shaohui; Liu, Xiufeng; Wang, Zuhao; Won Han, Seong – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Scientific inquiry activities are considered as productive science instruction to improve students' science learning and achievement. Supportive teacher-student relationships and positive disciplinary climate in the classroom are also two important factors that could facilitate student learning. This study investigates whether the association…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Low Income Groups, Science Achievement
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Lau, Kwok-chi; Lam, Terence Yuk-ping – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study analysed 10 top-performing regions in PISA 2015 on their science performances and instructional practices. The regions include Singapore, Japan, Estonia, Taipei, Finland, Macao, Canada, Hong Kong, China and Korea. The science performances of the 10 regions and their teaching practices are described and compared. The construct of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Science Achievement
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Arya, Diana; Maul, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The United Nations' declaration on climate change education in December 2014 has sparked a renewal of policies and programs initiated during the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development" (DESD, 2005-2014), aimed at promoting awareness, understanding, and civic action for environmental sustainability within learning communities…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Climate, Change, Secondary School Students
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Yang, Wenyuan; Liu, Enshan – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This article describes the development and validation of an instrument that can be used for content analysis of inquiry-based tasks. According to the theories of educational evaluation and qualities of inquiry, four essential functions that inquiry-based tasks should serve are defined: (1) assisting in the construction of understandings about…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Inquiry, Foreign Countries
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Sun, Daner; Wang, Zu Hao; Xie, Wen Ting; Boon, Chirn Chye – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The last two decades have witnessed the gradual implementation of integrated science curriculum at the junior secondary level in China. However, in most provinces of China, the implementation is not as successful as expected. Challenges were reported, yet without fine-grained investigation, with respect to science teachers' instruction on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Program Implementation
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Händel, Marion; Duan, Xiaoju; Sutherland, Margaret; Ziegler, Albert – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Across several countries, science is often regarded as unpopular and a male-dominated domain. Furthermore, the number of students who are interested in science education or intend to work in the field of science is relatively low. This might be due to expectations adolescents hold towards science and successful scientists. The current…
Descriptors: Science Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Liu, Mingxin; Hu, Weiping; Jiannong, Shi; Adey, Philip – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
This study explores explicit and implicit gender-science stereotypes and affective attitudes towards science in a sample of Chinese secondary school students. The results showed that (1) gender-science stereotyping was more and more apparent as the specialization of science subjects progresses through secondary school, becoming stronger from the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Stereotypes, Gender Differences, Humanities