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Karakolidis, Anastasios; Pitsia, Vasiliki; Emvalotis, Anastassios – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The importance of motivation-related factors in shaping students' academic achievement across a range of areas, including science, has been consistently acknowledged by the existing research literature. In an effort to improve students' science achievement, many education systems put particular emphasis on the enhancement of intrinsic (i.e.…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Science Instruction, Student Role, Epistemology
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Anagnostopoulou, Kyriaki; Hatzinikita, Vassilia; Christidou, Vasilia; Dimopoulos, Kostas – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
The paper explores the relationship of the global and the local assessment discourses as expressed by Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test items and school-based examinations, respectively. To this end, the paper compares PISA test items related to living systems and the context of life, health, and environment, with Greek…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, Discourse Analysis
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Velentzas, Athanasios; Halkia, Krystallia – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
The present study focuses on the way thought experiments (TEs) can be used as didactical tools in teaching physics to upper secondary-level students. A qualitative study was designed to investigate to what extent the TEs called "Einstein's elevator" and "Einstein's train" can function as tools in teaching basic concepts of the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Halkia, Krystallia; Mantzouridis, Dimitris – International Journal of Science Education, 2005
The present research was designed to investigate the reaction of secondary school students to the communication code that the press uses in science articles: it attempts to trace which communication techniques can be of potential use in science education. The sample of the research consists of 351 secondary school students. The research instrument…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Students, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes