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Hume, Anne – Teaching Science, 2016
In an educational landscape of primary teachers' underdeveloped professional knowledge and low feelings of self-efficacy around science teaching, the prospects for science losing status in the primary school curriculum seems grim. This paper reports positive findings from a New Zealand research project designed to support and enhance primary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Since the early 1980s, a number of initiatives have been undertaken worldwide which have involved scientists and teachers working together in projects designed to support the science learning of students. Many of these have attempted to establish school-scientist partnerships. In these, scientists, teachers, and students formed teams engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Scientists, Partnerships in Education
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Haigh, Mavis A.; Anthony, Glenda J. – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
This paper reports on 20 newly qualified secondary science teachers (NQSSTs) participating in a New Zealand study on teachers' early professional learning. The focus of our study is how these new teachers were nurtured to become competent science teachers, confident of their ability to positively influence student learning. Based on responses to a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Woods-McConney, Amanda; Oliver, Mary C.; McConney, Andrew; Maor, Dorit; Schibeci, Renato – Research in Science Education, 2013
Previous research has underlined the importance of school students' engagement in science (including students' attitudes, interests and self beliefs). Engagement in science is important as a correlate of scientific literacy and attainment, and as an educational outcome in its own right. Students positively engaged with science are more likely to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Regression (Statistics), Models
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Otrel-Cass, Kathrin; Cowie, Bronwen; Campbell, Alison – Journal of Institutional Research, 2009
This article explores the issue of university student recruitment and retention beyond the first and second year of studying science. The research investigated the "image" students have of science, the demands they face in studying science and student self-efficacy, and the relative importance of these factors as perceived by 140…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, Science Education
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Dalgety, Jacinta; Coll, Richard K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
First-year chemistry classes typically comprise of a mixture of majors and non-majors. Reports in the literature suggest that students have lower self-efficacy for subjects outside their intending major. Here we report on research that examines changes in chemistry students' chemistry self-efficacy throughout their first year of chemistry study at…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
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Coll, Richard K.; Zegwaard, Karsten; Lay, Mark – Journal of Cooperative Education, 2001
Interviews with 16 second-year science and technology cooperative education students revealed their mixed confidence in practical science skills and self-efficacy in learning new skills. Some were confident, some apprehensive about analytical thinking skills. They were confident about their ability to communicate science information and their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Engineering, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Koul, Rekha Bhan; Fisher, D. L.; Shaw, Toni – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2011
Background and purpose: The present study reports on the findings of a study conducted in New Zealand using the actual and preferred forms of a classroom environment instrument, the Technology-Rich Outcomes-focussed Learning Environment Inventory (TROFLEI) and three affective outcome scales. Main aims of this study were to validate the instrument…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Measures (Individuals), Classroom Environment
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Shepherd, Robin-Marie; Laidlaw, Tannis M. – College Quarterly, 2017
This paper describes an undergraduate course in addictions within the health science sector linking theory with practice at a university in New Zealand. The essence of this addiction course includes both a strong theoretical basis and public health focus. The theoretical and practical content is described with examples of the students' pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Drug Addiction, Health Sciences
Coll, Richard K.; Lay, Mark C.; Zegwaard, Karsten E. – Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 2002
Trial interviews were conducted with 10 New Zealand science/technology majors to prepare them for work-based learning placement interviews. The interview model used research-based competencies. All students felt their self-efficacy increased, improving their access to work-based learning. (Contains 62 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Employment Interviews, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Charteris, Jennifer – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Conceptualised from a range of sociological perspectives, and theorised extensively over the last 50 years, human agency is an integral element to lifelong learning. Poststructural theory with its decentred discursive construction of the learner offers a vibrant conception of classroom dynamics. This paper envisions how learner agency can be…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Zegwaard, Karsten E.; McCurdy, Susan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2014
There has been concern around the lack of postgraduate qualified scientists and engineers (e.g., Gago et al., 2004; Koslow, 2005; Lovitts & Nelson, 2000). However, to be effective in increasing the number of science postgraduates, a greater understanding of why students go on to do graduate studies must be developed. Presented here is a study…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Experiential Learning, Academic Aspiration, Learning Motivation
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Hedges, Helen – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2004
Excursions, or field trips, are a common component of early childhood programs, seen as a means of enriching the curriculum by providing experiences with people, places, and things in the community. Although excursions have been used as a framework for research on children's memory development, research on the efficacy of excursions in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Trips, Preschool Children, Knowledge Level
Novotna, Jarmila, Ed.; Moraova, Hana, Ed.; Kratka, Magdalena, Ed.; Stehlikova, Nad'a, Ed. – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2006
This document contains the fifth volume of the proceedings of the 30th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Conference presentations are centered around the theme "Mathematics at the Centre." This volume features 59 research reports by presenters with last names beginning between Sac and Zaz:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Symbols (Mathematics), Preservice Teacher Education
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Tolich, Martin; Scarth, Bonnie; Shephard, Kerry – Journal of Social Science Education, 2015
This article examines the experiences of final year undergraduate sociology students enrolled in an internship course where they researched a local community project, mostly in small groups, for a client. A sociology lecturer supervised their projects. Course-related outcomes were assessed using conventional university procedures but a research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Sociology