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Tasquier, Giulia; Pongiglione, Francesca – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Climate change is one of the significant global challenges currently facing humanity. Even though its seriousness seems to be common knowledge among the public, the reaction of individuals to it has been slow and uncertain. Many studies assert that simply knowing about climate change is not enough to generate people's behavioural response. They…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Climate, Influences, Secondary School Students
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Tasquier, Giulia; Levrini, Olivia; Dillon, Justin – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
The scientific community has been debating climate change for over two decades. In the light of certain arguments put forward by the aforesaid community, the EU has recommended a set of innovative reforms to science teaching such as incorporating environmental issues into the scientific curriculum, thereby helping to make schools a place of civic…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Role, Barriers, Student Attitudes
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Perera, Liyanage Devangi H. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Although countries worldwide are emphasizing the importance of science education for technological development and global economic competition, comparative findings from standardized international student assessments reveal a huge gap in science scores between developed and developing countries. Certain developed economies too have made little…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Science Achievement, Educational Improvement, Achievement Gains
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Carvalho, Graca S.; Tracana, Rosa Branca; Skujiene, Grita; Turcinaviciene, Jurga – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
Textbook analysis is seen as a major element for studying environmental education addressing pupils, image analysis being rather relevant when studying textbooks written in 11 languages. We analysed 25 textbooks from 14 countries addressed to 14-16-year-old pupils, focusing on: (1) local and foreign/global images; (2) urban/rural and nature…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Textbooks, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries