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Dou, Remy; Hazari, Zahra; Dabney, Katherine; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip – Science Education, 2019
In this paper, we examine the relationship between participants' childhood science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related experiences, their STEM identity (i.e., seeing oneself as a STEM person), and their college career intentions. Whereas some evidence supports the importance of childhood (i.e., K-4) informal STEM education…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Self Concept, Student Interests, Science Careers
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Gilbert, Andrew; Byers, Christie C. – Science Education, 2017
This exploratory project considers the use of "wonder" as a pedagogical tool with preservice elementary teachers (PSETs). An ongoing vexation facing science teacher educators is helping future elementary teachers overcome anxiety and negative associations with science due to their own school science experiences, while simultaneously…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Andersen, Lori; Chen, Jason A. – Science Education, 2016
The present study describes science expectancy-value motivation classes within a nationally representative sample of students who were U.S. ninth graders in 2009. An expectancy-value model was the basis for science-specific profile indicators (self-efficacy, attainment value, utility value, interest-enjoyment value). Using exploratory latent class…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Anderhag, Per; Wickman, Per-Olof; Bergqvist, Kerstin; Jakobson, Britt; Hamza, Karim Mikael; Säljö, Roger – Science Education, 2016
In this paper, we review research on how students' interest in science changes through the primary to secondary school transition. In the literature, the findings generally show that primary students enjoy science but come to lose interest during secondary school. As this claim is based mainly on interview and questionnaire data, that is on…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Palmer, David H.; Dixon, Jeanette; Archer, Jennifer – Science Education, 2016
Situational interest is short-term interest that is linked to environmental factors in a particular situation. Previous studies have found that some science teaching techniques can be very effective in generating situational interest among students, but the reasons why these are effective remain unclear: Hands-on activities, for example, are known…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Sadler, Troy D.; Romine, William L.; Menon, Deepika; Ferdig, Richard E.; Annetta, Leonard – Science Education, 2015
This study explored student learning in the context of innovative biotechnology curricula and the effects of gaming as a central element of the learning experience. The quasi-experimentally designed study compared learning outcomes between two curricular approaches: One built around a computer-based game, and the other built around a narrative…
Descriptors: Biology, Biotechnology, Educational Games, Secondary School Science
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Luce, Megan R.; Hsi, Sherry – Science Education, 2015
In efforts to understand and promote long-term interest in science, much work has focused on measuring students' interest in topics of science, typically with surveys. This approach has challenges, as interest in a topic may not necessarily indicate interest in scientific practices and pursuits. An underexplored and perhaps productive way to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Interests, Student Interests, Photography
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Hansson, Lena – Science Education, 2014
That nature and the universe are ordered, uniform, and comprehensible is a starting point in science. However, such worldview presuppositions are often taken for granted, rather than explicitly mentioned, in science and in science class. This article takes a worldview perspective and reports from interviews (N = 26) with upper secondary students…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, World Views
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Jack, Brady Michael; Lin, Huann-Shyang – Science Education, 2014
In the wake of interest-study research in science education over the past 10 years, investigators have published many articles on how to define, measure, and develop students' interest in learning science. This present study approaches empirical investigations on students' interest in learning science from a different perspective. We…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Interests, Science Interests, Teaching Methods
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Boe, Maria Vetleseter; Henriksen, Ellen Karoline – Science Education, 2013
In response to insufficient participation and female underrepresentation in physics education, this article uses questionnaire data from Norwegian physics students in upper secondary ("N" = 585) and first-year tertiary ("N" = 278) education to characterize the "physics choosers." An expectancy-value perspective is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Womens Education
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Leibham, Mary Beth; Alexander, Joyce M.; Johnson, Kathy E. – Science Education, 2013
Although young children display various types of interests, little is known regarding the potential impact of these interests on subsequent learning and development. Of particular importance is the question of whether or not children's early interests are instrumental in their later academic achievement. The current study fills this gap in the…
Descriptors: Science Interests, Self Concept, Science Achievement, Gender Differences
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Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard; Hazari, Zahra; Tai, Robert – Science Education, 2012
This retrospective cohort study characterizes how interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) careers changes during high school for more than 6,000 students in a representative national sample of 34 two- and four-year colleges taking mandatory college English courses. Overall, large gender differences in career plans were…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Science Interests, STEM Education, Student Interests
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Boe, Maria Vetleseter – Science Education, 2012
There is international concern about young people's participation in science. This study investigated the relevant importance of various issues in 1628 Norwegian upper secondary students' choices of postcompulsory subject combinations: natural science and mathematics (henceforth Science) or languages, social science and economics (henceforth…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Social Sciences
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Maltese, Adam V.; Tai, Robert H. – Science Education, 2011
As the global economic crisis continues, sustaining the United States' position as a leader in research and development is a top concern of policy makers. Looking to increase the number of students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), calls for improved mathematics and science education abound. We completed…
Descriptors: Student Educational Objectives, Selection, STEM Education, Majors (Students)
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Bryan, Robert R.; Glynn, Shawn M.; Kittleson, Julie M. – Science Education, 2011
Within the framework of social cognitive theory, we examined the motivation of students (14-16 years old) to learn science in their introductory science courses. The students responded to a questionnaire about their intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, and self-determination. The students also wrote essays about their motivation, and individual…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Advanced Placement, Self Efficacy, Student Interests
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