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Wang, Yan; Lavonen, Jari; Tirri, Kirsi – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This research compared how the scientific literacy-related goals of the current Chinese and Finnish national science curricula at primary school level are actualised using a revised Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scientific literacy framework in the content analysis of the curricula. The content of the curricula focuses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Scientific Literacy, Science Curriculum
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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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Lu, Shanshan; Bi, Hualin; Liu, Xiufeng – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The study that is the subject of this paper tested the effects of EDI (explanation-driven inquiry) on students' redox conceptual understanding and their misconceptions. Two classes of 119 10th grade high school students were involved. Two groups of students in the same school were chosen. One class that was taught by EDI teaching was set as the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions
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Yang, Wenyuan; Liu, Enshan – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This article describes the development and validation of an instrument that can be used for content analysis of inquiry-based tasks. According to the theories of educational evaluation and qualities of inquiry, four essential functions that inquiry-based tasks should serve are defined: (1) assisting in the construction of understandings about…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Inquiry, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Jianlan; Buck, Gayle – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Science education in China is Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) oriented in that SMK understanding is the major benchmark to assess students' achievement in science learning. Such an orientation causes students to overemphasize the memorization of SMK and neglect other indispensable components of science, such as scientific attitudes and research…
Descriptors: Science Education, Persuasive Discourse, Science Achievement, Instructional Innovation