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Mun, Jiyeong; Mun, Kongju; Kim, Sung-Won – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This article reports on the study of the components of scientific imagination and describes the scales used to measure scientific imagination in Korean elementary and secondary students. In this study, we developed an inventory, which we call the Scientific Imagination Inventory (SII), in order to examine aspects of scientific imagination. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Imagination, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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DeWitt, Jennifer; Archer, Louise – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
There is broad international agreement about the importance of increasing participation in science once it is no longer compulsory in school, particularly among groups who have been historically underrepresented in science. Previous research reflects that despite broadly positive attitudes to science in and outside of school, there is limited…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Careers, Scientists, Career Choice
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Mun, Kongju; Shin, Namsoo; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won; Choi, Kyunghee; Choi, Sung-Youn; Krajcik, Joseph S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
We re-conceptualized the meaning of scientific literacy and developed an instrument, which we call the Global Scientific Literacy Questionnaire (GSLQ) based on a new conceptual framework for scientific literacy in the twenty-first century. We identified five dimensions, each with key elements. The five dimensions are (1) content knowledge (core…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction, Metacognition, Secondary School Students
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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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Lam, Terence Yuk Ping; Lau, Kwok Chi – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study uses hierarchical linear modeling to examine the influence of a range of factors on the science performances of Hong Kong students in PISA 2006. Hong Kong has been consistently ranked highly in international science assessments, such as Programme for International Student Assessment and Trends in International Mathematics and Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Science Education
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tan, Aik Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Due to the scarcity of cross-cultural comparative studies in exploring students' self-efficacy in science learning, this study attempted to develop a multi-dimensional science learning self-efficacy (SLSE) instrument to measure 316 Singaporean and 303 Taiwanese eighth graders' SLSE and further to examine the differences between the two student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Anderhag, Per; Emanuelsson, Patrik; Wickman, Per-Olof; Hamza, Karim Mikael – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
It is commonly argued that socio-economic inequalities can explain many of the differences in achievement and participation in science education that have been reported among countries and among schools within a country. We addressed this issue by examining (a) the relationship between variables associated with socio-economic background and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Background, Grade 9
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Zeyer, Albert; Bolsterli, Katrin; Brovelli, Dorothee; Odermatt, Freia – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
Sex is considered to be one of the most significant factors influencing attitudes towards science. However, the so-called brain type approach from cognitive science suggests that the difference in motivation to learn science does not primarily differentiate the girls from the boys, but rather the so-called systemisers from the empathizers. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy, Brain, Cognitive Psychology
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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
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Zeyer, Albert; Wolf, Sarah – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Whilst sex is considered to be one of the most significant factors influencing attitudes towards science, previous research seems to suggest that, at least in non-science classes, there is no correlation between sex and motivation to learn science. The present study investigates a mixed group of science and non-science students of upper secondary…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Correlation, Brain, Science Education
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Devetak, Iztok; Glazar, Sasa Aleksij – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
Submicrorepresentations (SMRs) are a powerful tool for identifying misconceptions of chemical concepts and for generating proper mental models of chemical phenomena in students' long-term memory during chemical education. The main purpose of the study was to determine which independent variables (gender, formal reasoning abilities, visualization…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Misconceptions, Gender Differences, Cognitive Ability
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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
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Bennett, Judith; Hogarth, Sylvia – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The present paper describes a four-year project involving the development of a new instrument, the "Attitudes to School Science and Science" instrument, and its use to collect baseline attitudinal data from 280 students aged 11, 14, and 16 years. A key feature of the instrument is that it collects both descriptive and explanatory data in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Sciences, Secondary School Students
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Dhindsa, Harkirat S.; Omar, Khalid; Waldrip, Bruce – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
The aims of this study were to evaluate reliability and validity of the Students' Perception of Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ), to evaluate students' perception on assessment, and to evaluate gender-based, grade-based, and ethnicity-based differences in students' perceptions. The validity and reliability coefficients revealed that the SPAQ was…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethnic Groups, Validity, Student Attitudes
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Jenkins, E. W.; Pell, R. G. – International Journal of Science Education, 2006
The article presents some of the results of the questionnaire-based Relevance of Science Education Project carried out in England in the latter half of 2003 as part of a wider international comparative study based at the University of Oslo. Data, drawn from 1,277 students, most of them 14 or 15 years old, indicate their attitudes towards a series…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Environmental Education
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