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McDonald, Christine V.; Klieve, Helen; Kanasa, Harry – Research in Science Education, 2021
Primary teachers' attitudes have been shown to strongly influence both their intention to teach science, and ultimately student engagement and learning outcomes, with previous research consistently showing preservice teachers hold negative attitudes towards science and/or science teaching. A recently developed instrument informed by a theoretical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education
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Mkimbili, Selina Thomas; Ƙdegaard, Marianne – Research in Science Education, 2019
Fostering and maintaining students' interest in science is an important aspect of improving science learning. The focus of this paper is to listen to and reflect on students' voices regarding the sources of motivation for science subjects among students in community secondary schools with contextual challenges in Tanzania. We conducted a…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Science Instruction, Science Interests, Student Attitudes
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Birmingham, Daniel; Smetana, Lara; Coleman, Elizabeth – Research in Science Education, 2019
While a renewed national dialog promotes the importance of science education for future technological and economic viability, students must find science personally relevant to themselves and their communities if the goals set forth in recent reform movements are to be achieved. In this paper, we investigate how incorporating an ecological…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Empowerment, Teacher Education
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Darby-Hobbs, Linda – Research in Science Education, 2013
There has been a recent push to reframe curriculum and pedagogy in ways that make school more meaningful and relevant to students' lives and perceived needs. This "relevance imperative" is evident in contemporary rhetoric surrounding quality education, and particularly in relation to the junior secondary years where student disengagement with…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Instructional Development, Relevance (Education)
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Danaia, Lena; Fitzgerald, Michael; McKinnon, David – Research in Science Education, 2013
This paper presents comparative questionnaire data from three different samples of Australian high school students in an attempt to see if anything has changed in relation to how they perceive the science they experience in the compulsory years of secondary school (grades 7-10). Questionnaire data were obtained from 1,585 high school students in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Arnold, Jenny – Research in Science Education, 2012
Over the past twenty-five years researchers have been concerned with understanding the science student. The need for such research is still grounded in contemporary issues including providing opportunities for all students to develop scientific literacy and the failure of school science to connect with student's lives, interests and personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Attitudes, Video Technology, Classroom Communication
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Kidman, Gillian – Research in Science Education, 2010
Of concern is an international trend of students' increasing reluctance to choose science courses in both their final years of secondary school and tertiary levels of education. Research into the phenomenon indicates an influencing factor to be the "uninteresting curriculum" (OECD "2006") of school science. This paper presents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biotechnology, Science Education, Secondary Education
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King, Donna; Bellocchi, Alberto; Ritchie, Stephen M. – Research in Science Education, 2008
Even though several studies have reported positive attitudinal outcomes from context-based chemistry programs, methodological obstacles have prevented researchers from comparing satisfactorily the chemistry-learning outcomes between students who experience a context-based program with those who experience a content-driven program. In this…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Context Effect, Comparative Analysis
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Nieswandt, Martina; Shanahan, Marie-Claire – Research in Science Education, 2008
This case study examines the motivational structure of a group of male students (n = 10) in a grade 11 General Science class at an independent single-sex school. We approach the concept of motivation through the integration of three different theoretical approaches: sociocultural theory, future time perspective and achievement goal theory. This…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Student Motivation, Time Perspective, Scientific Literacy
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Roth, Wolff-Michael; McGinn, Michelle K. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Information processing models do not account for much of human competence in everyday scientific and lay contexts. Situated cognition models account better for competence in widely differing situations. In situated cognition models, the purpose of science education must be reconceived as preparing citizens to participate in public enactments of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Cognitive Development, Cultural Context, Educational Objectives
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Wilkinson, John; Ward, Malcolm – Research in Science Education, 1997
Perceptions of students in a Year 10 classroom were compared with those of their teacher at each of six schools with regard to the aims, regularity, conduct and assessment of laboratory work. Students in five of the schools had statistically different views from their teacher about the relative importance of 10 aims of laboratory work,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Laboratory Experiments
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Stein, Sarah J.; McRobbie, Campbell J. – Research in Science Education, 1997
Examines student conceptions of their experiences with science, describes the variety of those conceptions over the years of schooling, and investigates patterns across those years. Six categories of conceptions were found, each portraying essential meanings of science. Results suggest making modern philosophical views of the nature of science…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education
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Choi, Jung-Suk; Song, Jinwoong – Research in Science Education, 1996
Provides the results of a survey administered to high school students (n=379) in which they select the most and least preferred out of 6 learning situations. Results indicate that student preferences are largely influenced by their perceptions of the relevance and the psychological effects which such contexts would have. Contains 20 references.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Context Effect, Educational Research, Foreign Countries