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Tang, Xing; Zhang, Danhui – International Journal of Science Education, 2020
Informal science learning has been proven to have effects on a variety of science learning outcomes. This study explored the direct and indirect influence of both prior and current informal science learning on science performance by using data from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2015. More than ten kinds of informal science…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Science Education, Science Achievement, Performance Factors
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Rushton, Elizabeth A. C.; Reiss, Michael J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
We explore the professional identities of UK-based secondary science teachers who actively participated in science research for at least six months. The study uses thematic analysis to analyse semi-structured interviews with 17 participants across England and Scotland, from a variety of educational/socio-economic contexts. We found that through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity
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Lee, Yeung Chung; Grace, Marcus; Rietdijk, Willeke; Lui, Yuet Chu – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The possible roles of culture, gender, and age-related factors in decision making about socioscientific issues (SSIs) have been underexplored. To study the impact of culture and cross-cultural understanding on students' decision-making, and how these impacts are possibly mediated by age and gender-related variables, 106 11-13 year old students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Du, Xin; Wong, Billy – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The concept of science capital has a growing influence in science education research for understanding young people's science trajectories. Popularised in the UK, this paper aims to extend and evaluate the applicability of science capital in the context of China by drawing on PISA2015. More specifically, we make use of existing items in the…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice, Secondary School Students
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Peasland, Emma L.; Henri, Dominic C.; Morrell, Lesley J.; Scott, Graham W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Employability is a key issue for students and Higher Education Institutions and a key component of employability is possessing the skills a role requires. In the environmental sciences, fieldwork provides an opportunity for students to develop employability-enhancing technical and transferable skills. However, students can have difficulty…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Experiential Learning, Field Trips
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Magaji, A.; Ade-Ojo, G.; Betteney, M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This mixed method study investigated the extent to which the use of a model built around student-led questioning and feedback improved the learner engagement and attainment of a cohort of students. It compared outcomes from an experimental with a control group of students in Key-Stage 3 using a set of parameters. It found that the experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Questioning Techniques, Feedback (Response)
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Randles, Christopher; Overton, Tina; Galloway, Ross; Wallace, Marsali – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This paper describes the results of a comparative study into the approaches used by science undergraduates when solving open-ended problems. This study adopted a pseudo-grounded theory framework to analyse six case studies, one from each of the science disciplines studied. The study involved 70 participants from 5 institutions solving open-ended…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Problem Solving, Science Process Skills
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Wheeldon, Ruth – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The effect of intervention activities on the chemistry content knowledge of 92 preservice chemistry teachers (PSCT) was examined via a pre and post true/false with confidence level test focusing on ionisation energy values and the use of a common alternative conception (AC). Data were collected from three cohorts of PSCT each engaged in a one year…
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Yhnell, Emma; Wood, Heather; Baker, Mathew; Amici-Dargan, Sheila; Taylor, Chris; Randerson, Peter; Shore, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Since the introduction of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Qualification (WBQ) in 2003, an increasing number of students are applying to higher education institutions (HEIs) with this qualification. The advanced-level WBQ is regarded as equivalent to one General Certificate of Education A-Level (GCE A-Level). This study assesses the impact…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Regression (Statistics), College Applicants, Educational Attainment
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Watermeyer, Richard; Morton, Pat; Collins, Jill – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This paper reports on teacher attitudes to changes in the provision of careers guidance in the U.K., particularly as it relates to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It draws on survey data of n = 94 secondary-school teachers operating in STEM domains and their attitudes towards a U.K. and devolved policy of internalising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Salehjee, Saima; Watts, Mike – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
An analysis of 12 semi-structured interviews with university-based scientists and non-scientists illustrates their life journeys towards, or away from, science and the strengths and impact of life occurrences leading them to choose science or non-science professions. We have adopted narrative approaches and used Mezirow's transformative learning…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Scientists, Science Interests, Career Choice
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Hardy, Judy; Bates, Simon P.; Casey, Morag M.; Galloway, Kyle W.; Galloway, Ross K.; Kay, Alison E.; Kirsop, Peter; McQueen, Heather A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The relationship between students' use of PeerWise, an online tool that facilitates peer learning through student-generated content in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and achievement, as measured by their performance in the end-of-module examinations, was investigated in 5 large early-years science modules (in physics, chemistry and…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Multiple Choice Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement
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Danielsson, Anna; Warwick, Paul – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Previous research has highlighted challenges associated with embracing an inquiry approach to science teaching for primary teachers, often associating these challenges with insecurity linked to the lack of content knowledge. We argue that in order to understand the extent to which primary student teachers are able to embrace science teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Gill, Tim; Bell, John F. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
There has been much concern recently in the UK about the decline in the number of students studying physics beyond age 16. To investigate why this might be we used data from a national database of student qualifications and a multilevel modelling technique to investigate which factors had the greatest impact on the uptake of physics at Advanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Advanced Courses
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Goulder, Raymond; Scott, Graham W.; Scott, Lisa J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
It is widely held among biology teachers that fieldwork is valuable, but little is heard about students' perception of fieldwork or about the reasons for their liking or disliking fieldwork. This paper uses data from students to explore the hypotheses (1) that biology students with a positive perception of fieldwork have a less positive perception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction
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