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Šimunovic, Mara; Babarovic, Toni – Research in Science Education, 2021
The shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professionals worldwide calls for research to identify social forces that can foster student career interest in this domain. In this study, we examined the underlying structure of middle school student STEM career interest and the role of their parents' STEM-specific…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Social Behavior, STEM Education, Vocational Interests
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Molin, François; Cabus, Sofie; Haelermans, Carla; Groot, Wim – Research in Science Education, 2021
This study evaluates the effectiveness of an intervention of formative assessments with a clicker-based technology on anxiety and academic performance. We use a randomized experiment in physics education in one school in Dutch secondary education. For treated students, the formative assessments are operationalized through quizzing at the end of…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Performance Factors, Physics, Science Instruction
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Pekdag, Bülent; Azizoglu, Nursen – Research in Science Education, 2020
This study examines the effect of history-based instruction on the topic of the atom on students' academic achievement and their interest in the history of science, investigating as well the relationship between student interest and academic achievement. The sample of the study consisted of two groups of freshman students from an undergraduate…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Science History, Nuclear Physics, Academic Achievement
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Schuster, David; Cobern, William W.; Adams, Betty A. J.; Undreiu, Adriana; Pleasants, Brandy – Research in Science Education, 2018
Science curricula and teaching methods vary greatly, depending in part on which facets of science are emphasized, e.g., core disciplinary ideas or science practices and process skills, and perspectives differ considerably on desirable pedagogies. Given the multi-faceted nature of science and the variety of teaching methods found in practice, it is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Core Curriculum, Science Curriculum
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Lee, Silvia Wen-Yu; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Wu, Hsin-Kai – Research in Science Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the potential impact of the representational characteristics of models and students' educational levels on students' views of scientific models and modeling (VSMM). An online multimedia questionnaire was designed to address three major aspects of VSMM, namely the "nature of models," the "nature…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 11, High School Students, Teaching Models
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Abraham, Jessy; Barker, Katrina – Research in Science Education, 2015
This study investigates the predictive influences of achievement motivational variables that may sustain students' engagement in physics and influence their future enrolment plans in the subject. Unlike most studies attempting to address the decline of physics enrolments through capturing students' intention to enrol in physics before ever…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Physics, High School Seniors
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Hardy, Graham – Research in Science Education, 2014
In this study, the author developed a model to describe academic self-concept (ASC) in science and validated an instrument for its measurement. Unlike previous models of science ASC, which envisage science as a homogenous single global construct, this model took a multidimensional view by conceiving science self-concept as possessing distinctive…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Concept, Guidelines, Models
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Kim, Kyung Hee; VanTassel-Baska, Joyce; Bracken, Bruce A.; Feng, Annie; Stambaugh, Tamra; Bland, Lori – Research in Science Education, 2012
The purpose of the study was to measure the effects of higher level, inquiry-based science curricula on students at primary level in Title I schools. Approximately 3,300 K-3 students from six schools were assigned to experimental or control classes (N = 115 total) on a random basis according to class. Experimental students were exposed to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classes (Groups of Students), Intelligence Tests, Ability Grouping
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Lopes, J. Bernardino; Branco, Julia; Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria Pilar – Research in Science Education, 2011
According to the literature, there is a very important corpus of knowledge that allows for the investigation of some dimensions of "learning experience" provided to students, in relation to epistemic, pedagogical and meta-cognitive practices. However, in the literature, there is little investigation into the invariance (or not) of the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Student Attitudes, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Mendonca, Paula Cristina Cardoso; Justi, Rosaria – Research in Science Education, 2011
Current proposals for science education recognise the importance of students' involvement in activities aimed at favouring the understanding of science as a human, dynamic and non-linear construct. Modelling-based teaching is one of the alternatives through which to address such issues. Modelling-based teaching activities for ionic bonding were…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Salta, Katerina; Tzougraki, Chryssa – Research in Science Education, 2011
The students' performance in various types of problems dealing with the conservation of matter during chemical reactions has been investigated at different levels of schooling. The participants were 499 ninth grade (ages 14, 15 years) and 624 eleventh grade (ages 16, 17 years) Greek students. Data was collected using a written questionnaire…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Chemistry, Problem Solving, Correlation
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Wu, Huang-Ching; Chang, Chun-Yen; Chen, Chia-Li D.; Yeh, Ting-Kuang; Liu, Cheng-Chueh – Research in Science Education, 2010
This study developed two testing devices, namely the animation-based test (ABT) and the graphic-based test (GBT) in the area of earth sciences covering four domains that ranged from astronomy, meteorology, oceanography to geology. Both the students' achievements of and their attitudes toward ABT compared to GBT were investigated. The purposes of…
Descriptors: Animation, Science Achievement, Testing, Academic Achievement
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Hubber, Peter; Tytler, Russell; Haslam, Filocha – Research in Science Education, 2010
A large body of research in the conceptual change tradition has shown the difficulty of learning fundamental science concepts, yet conceptual change schemes have failed to convincingly demonstrate improvements in supporting significant student learning. Recent work in cognitive science has challenged this purely conceptual view of learning,…
Descriptors: Language Role, Cognitive Psychology, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Hogstrom, Per; Ottander, Christina; Benckert, Sylvia – Research in Science Education, 2010
Laboratory work is considered essential in promoting students' learning of science and of scientific inquiry. What the students perceive as important to learn from a regular laboratory exercise is probably affected by the teacher's objectives. We study the extent to which one teacher's objectives are fulfilled during lab work, and how…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Interaction
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Chu, Hye-Eun; Treagust, David F.; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Research in Science Education, 2008
This research involved naive physics learners who were interested in majoring in science or engineering. In a semester-long quasi-experimental study, open-ended pretests and weekly interviews were used to analyse the progressive development of students' conceptions relating to sound and wave motion. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted…
Descriptors: Physics, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts, Introductory Courses
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