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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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Suter, Larry E. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Elementary and secondary students spend more hours outside of class than in formal school and thus have more time for interaction with everyday science. However, evidence from a large international survey, Program of International Student Assessment (PISA) (OECD 2012), found a negative relationship between number of hours attending after-school…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Evidence, International Assessment, After School Programs
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Bunterm, Tassanee; Lee, Kerry; Ng Lan Kong, Jeremy; Srikoon, Sanit; Vangpoomyai, Penporn; Rattanavongsa, Jareunkwan; Rachahoon, Ganya – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Although the effects of open inquiry vs. more didactic approaches have been studied extensively, the effects of different types of inquiry have not received as much attention. We examined the effects of guided vs. structured inquiry on secondary students' learning of science. Students from three schools in north-eastern Thailand participated…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Outcomes of Education, Science Instruction