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Luo, Tian; Wang, Jian; Liu, Xiufeng; Zhou, Jiangping – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to develop a scale to measure students' STEM continuing motivation (CM). In accordance with the conceptualisation of CM by Maehr (1976. Continuing motivation: An analysis of a seldom considered educational outcome. "Review of Educational Research," 46(3), 443-462. doi:10.3102/00346543046003443), we define STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Grade 7
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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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Zhu, Yuanze – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
In recent years, research on students' scientific competencies has generated much discussion. According to the PISA 2015 Assessment and Analytical Framework, both scientific competencies and attitudes towards science -- interest in science, valuing scientific approaches to enquiry (or epistemological beliefs about science), and environmental…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Competence
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Chi, Shaohui; Liu, Xiufeng; Wang, Zuhao; Won Han, Seong – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Scientific inquiry activities are considered as productive science instruction to improve students' science learning and achievement. Supportive teacher-student relationships and positive disciplinary climate in the classroom are also two important factors that could facilitate student learning. This study investigates whether the association…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Low Income Groups, Science Achievement
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Lau, Kwok-chi; Lam, Terence Yuk-ping – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
This study analysed 10 top-performing regions in PISA 2015 on their science performances and instructional practices. The regions include Singapore, Japan, Estonia, Taipei, Finland, Macao, Canada, Hong Kong, China and Korea. The science performances of the 10 regions and their teaching practices are described and compared. The construct of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Science Achievement