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Schmid, S.; Bogner, F. X. – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
Three subscales of the "Science Motivation Questionnaire II" (SMQII; motivational components: career motivation, self-efficacy and self-determination), with 4 items each, were applied to a sample of 209 secondary school students to monitor the impact of a 3-hour structured inquiry lesson. Four testing points (before, immediately after, 6…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Self Efficacy, Career Development
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Fischer, Franziska; Schult, Johannes; Hell, Benedikt – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
School success is closely linked to intelligence but also to non-cognitive factors such as achievement motivation. The present study examines which non-cognitive factors predict secondary school grades and looks at reasons why female students tend to outperform their male counterparts. A sample of 554 German freshman students provided measures of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Females, Intelligence, Achievement Need
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Randler, Christoph; Demirhan, Eda; Wüst-Ackermann, Peter; Desch, Inga H. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
In science education, dissections of animals are an integral part of teaching, but they often evoke negative emotions. We aimed at reducing negative emotions (anxiety, negative affect [NA]) and increasing positive affect (PA) and self-efficacy by an experimental intervention using a predissection video to instruct students about fish dissection.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laboratory Procedures, Video Technology, Anxiety
Udoaka, Vicky L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
School systems across the United States have launched the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math recruitment initiatives to interest students in related majors and careers. While an overall interest of high school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math majors and careers has increased by over twenty-five percent in the past two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Elective Courses, STEM Education
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Schumm, Maximiliane F.; Bogner, Franz X. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
To monitor science motivation, 232 tenth graders of the college preparatory level ("Gymnasium") completed the Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ-II). Additionally, personality data were collected using a 10-item version of the Big Five Inventory. A subsequent exploratory factor analysis based on the eigenvalue-greater-than-one…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Science Instruction
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Dierks, Pay O.; Höffler, Tim N.; Parchmann, Ilka – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Interest is assumed to be relevant for students' learning processes. Many studies have investigated students' interest in science; most of them however have not offered differentiated insights into the structure and elements of this interest. Purpose: The aim of this study is to obtain a precise image of secondary school students'…
Descriptors: Profiles, Science Interests, Student Interests, Secondary School Students
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Muller, Doreen; Ziegelmann, Jochen P.; Simonson, Julia; Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Huxhold, Oliver – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2014
This study investigated age differences in longitudinal effects of volunteering on three facets of subjective well-being (SWB), i.e. positive affect (PA), negative affect (NA), and life satisfaction (LS). Both direct and indirect effects with self-efficacy as mediator were tested. Longitudinal structural equation modeling was used on 5,564…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Well Being, Affective Behavior, Life Satisfaction
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Hiller, Katharina; Reichhart, Barbara – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
The objective of teacher-training at university for political science is the development of professional competencies that enable teachers-in-training to act proficiently in all aspects of civic education. Although there are some studies that focus on civic education for teachers' professional competencies, most of them relate to general…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Competency Based Teacher Education
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Zhou, Ji; Urhahne, Detlef – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Self-regulated learning (SRL) in the museum was explored by 2 investigations. The first one investigated 233 visitors on their goals and intended learning strategies by questionnaire before they visited the science museum. Results indicated visitors' learning goals can predict their intended deep-learning strategy. Moreover, visitors can be…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Museums, Learning Strategies, Help Seeking
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Bouley, Franziska; Wuttke, Eveline; Schnick-Vollmer, Kathleen; Schmitz, Bernhard; Berger, Stefanie; Fritsch, Sabine; Seifried, Jürgen – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Teacher competence is crucial for quality of teaching and learner achievement. Competency models and competence measurement are prevalent in domains such as the natural sciences and lacking in others. We conducted our research in the field of business and economics education by focusing on the accounting domain because it is key to a deep…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Mostafa, Tarek; Pál, Judit – OECD Publishing, 2018
In 2015, for the first time in its history, PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment) asked teachers to describe the various aspects of their working environment and teaching practices. This paper examines how teacher, student, and school characteristics are related to science teachers' satisfaction in 19 PISA-participating…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Evidence, Teacher Surveys
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Smit, Robbert; Weitzel, Holger; Blank, Robert; Rietz, Florian; Tardent, Josiane; Robin, Nicolas – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Beginning teachers encounter several constraints with respect to scientific inquiry. Depending on their prior beliefs, knowledge and understanding, these constraints affect their teaching of inquiry. Purpose: To investigate quantitatively the longitudinal relationship between pre-service teachers' knowledge and attitudes on scientific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Conradty, Cathérine; Bogner, Franz X. – Education Sciences, 2016
Computers are considered innovative in classrooms, raising expectations of increased cognitive learning outcomes or motivation with effects on Deeper Learning (DL). The "new medium", however, may cause cognitive overloads. Combined with gender-related variations in ability, self-efficacy or self-confidence, computers may even diminish…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Motivation
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Elster, D. – Science Education International, 2014
IRIS (Interests and Recruitment in Science; http://iris.fp-7.org/about-iris/) is a European 7th framework project focusing on the challenge that only few young people in general, and women in particular, choose an education and career in science and technology. Project IRIS aims to contribute to the improvement of recruitment, retention and gender…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Freshmen, Career Choice, Needs Assessment
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
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