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Schütte, Kerstin; Köller, Olaf – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Considerable research has focused on how best to satisfy modern societies' needs for skilled labour in the field of science. The present study evaluated an intervention programme designed to increase secondary school students' motivation to pursue a science career. Students from 3 schools of the highest educational track participated for up to 2…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Intervention
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Sakschewski, Mark; Eggert, Sabina; Schneider, Susanne; Bögeholz, Susanne – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The concept of energy is one key component of science education curricula worldwide. While it is still being taught in many science classrooms from a mainly conceptual knowledge perspective, the need to frame the concept of energy as a socioscientific issue and implement it in the context of citizenship education and education for sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Energy, Energy Education
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Delgado, Cesar – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Following a sociocultural perspective, this study investigates how students who have grown up using the SI (Systeme International d'Unites) (metric) or US customary (USC) systems of units for everyday use differ in their knowledge of scale and measurement. Student groups were similar in terms of socioeconomic status, curriculum, native language…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Measurement, Metric System, Regression (Statistics)
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Ren, Fujun; Li, Xiuju; Zhang, Huiliang; Wang, Lihui – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
For almost a century, researchers have studied creative imagination, most typically that of children. This article reports on a study of the development of creative imagination of Chinese youths and its relation to the educational environment. Data consisted of 4,162 students from grades 4 through 12. Findings showed that students' creative…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Foreign Countries, Creativity, Imagination
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Dawson, Vaille; Venville, Grady Jane – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The aim of this research was to explore Australian high-school students' argumentation and informal reasoning about biotechnology. Data were obtained from semi-structured interviews with 10 Year-8 students (12-13 years old), 14 Year-10 students (14-15 years old) and 6 Year-12 students (16-17 years old) from six metropolitan high schools in Perth,…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Biotechnology, Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy
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Chang, Chun-Yen; Chang, Yueh-Hsia; Yang, Fang-Ying – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The educational reform movement since the 1990s has led the secondary earth science curriculum in Taiwan into a stage of reshaping. The present study investigated secondary earth science teachers' perceptions on the Goals of Earth Science Education (GESE). The GESE should express the statements of philosophy and purpose toward which educators…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Teacher Attitudes, National Standards, Teacher Surveys