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Salonen, Anssi; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Hense, Jonathan; Scheersoi, Annette; Keinonen, Tuula – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
School students demonstrate a lack of interest in choosing science studies and science-related careers. To better understand the underlying reasons, this study aims to examine secondary school students' perceptions of working life skills and how these perceptions relate to the skills of the twenty-first century. The participants in this study were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Science Careers, Secondary School Science
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Turkka, Jaakko; Haatainen, Outi; Aksela, Maija – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Numerous case studies suggest that integrating art and science education could engage students with creative projects and encourage students to express science in multitude of ways. However, little is known about art integration practices in everyday science teaching. With a qualitative e-survey, this study explores the art integration of science…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education, Art Education, Creativity
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Blanco-Anaya, Paloma; Justi, Rosária; Díaz de Bustamante, Joaquín – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Modelling-based teaching activities have been designed and analysed from distinct theoretical perspectives. In this paper, we use one of them--the model of modelling diagram (MMD)--as an analytical tool in a regular classroom context. This paper examines the challenges that arise when the MMD is used as an analytical tool to characterise the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Models, Video Technology
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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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Bellocchi, Alberto; King, Donna T.; Ritchie, Stephen M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
There is on-going international interest in the relationships between assessment instruments, students' understanding of science concepts and context-based curriculum approaches. This study extends earlier research showing that students can develop connections between contexts and concepts--called "fluid transitions"--when studying…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Reaction, Chemistry, Science Education
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Sund, Per – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science teachers regard practical work as important and many claim that it helps students to learn science. Besides theoretical knowledge, such as concepts and formulas, practical work is considered to be an integral and basic part of science education. As practical work is perceived and understood in different ways, comparing the results between…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research, Science Process Skills
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Kelly, Regina; McLoughlin, Eilish; Finlayson, Odilla E. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
An interdisciplinary science course has been implemented at a university with the intention of providing students the opportunity to develop a range of key skills in relation to: real-world connections of science, problem-solving, information and communications technology use and team while linking subject knowledge in each of the science…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Higher Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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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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Heng, Lee Ling; Surif, Johari; Seng, Cher Hau – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The practices of argumentation have recently been upheld as an important need to develop students' understanding of scientific concepts. However, the present education system in Malaysia is still largely examination-based and teacher-oriented. Thus, this study aims to examine the mastery level of scientific argumentation and its scheme among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Process Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Cheong, Irene Poh-Ai; Johari, Marliza; Said, Hardimah; Treagust, David F. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
The need for renewable and non-fossil fuels is now recognised by nations throughout the world. Consequently, an understanding of alternative energy is needed both in schools and in everyday life-long learning situations. This study developed a two-tier instrument to diagnose students' understanding and alternative conceptions about alternative…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Energy, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Holmegaard, Henriette Tolstrup – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Students' science choices have long attracted attention in both public and research. Recently there has been a call for qualitative studies to explore how choices create a sense of fit for individual students. Therefore, this paper aims to study how science students' choices of higher education are performed and to uncover the patterns of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Qualitative Research, STEM Education, Decision Making
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Heitmann, Patricia; Hecht, Martin; Schwanewedel, Julia; Schipolowski, Stefan – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The ability to build arguments is a crucial skill and a central educational goal in all school subjects including science as it enables students to formulate reasoned opinions and thus to cope with the increasing complexity of knowledge. In the present cross-sectional study, we examined the domain-specificity of argumentative writing in science by…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Persuasive Discourse, Secondary School Students, Correlation
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Niebert, Kai; Gropengießer, Harald – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Over the last 20 years, science education studies have reported that there are very different understandings among students of science regarding the key aspects of climate change. We used the cognitive linguistic framework of experientialism to shed new light on this valuable pool of studies to identify the conceptual resources of understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Scientists, Climate
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Reinfried, Sibylle; Tempelmann, Sebastian – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This paper provides a video-based learning process study that investigates the kinds of mental models of the atmospheric greenhouse effect 13-year-old learners have and how these mental models change with a learning environment, which is optimised in regard to instructional psychology. The objective of this explorative study was to observe and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Climate, Scientific Concepts
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Aragón, María del Mar; Oliva, José M.; Navarrete, Antonio – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This article analyzes the relationship between pupils' level of understanding of the analogies proposed in class while working with a model of chemical change and their competence at constructing a coherent verbal discourse of that model in both its macroscopic and submicroscopic representations. The study participants were 35 pupils in their 3rd…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Instruction, Logical Thinking, Learning
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