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Rushton, Elizabeth A. C.; Reiss, Michael J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
We explore the professional identities of UK-based secondary science teachers who actively participated in science research for at least six months. The study uses thematic analysis to analyse semi-structured interviews with 17 participants across England and Scotland, from a variety of educational/socio-economic contexts. We found that through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Professional Identity
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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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Magaji, A.; Ade-Ojo, G.; Betteney, M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This mixed method study investigated the extent to which the use of a model built around student-led questioning and feedback improved the learner engagement and attainment of a cohort of students. It compared outcomes from an experimental with a control group of students in Key-Stage 3 using a set of parameters. It found that the experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Questioning Techniques, Feedback (Response)
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Randles, Christopher; Overton, Tina; Galloway, Ross; Wallace, Marsali – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This paper describes the results of a comparative study into the approaches used by science undergraduates when solving open-ended problems. This study adopted a pseudo-grounded theory framework to analyse six case studies, one from each of the science disciplines studied. The study involved 70 participants from 5 institutions solving open-ended…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Problem Solving, Science Process Skills
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Wheeldon, Ruth – International Journal of Science Education, 2017
The effect of intervention activities on the chemistry content knowledge of 92 preservice chemistry teachers (PSCT) was examined via a pre and post true/false with confidence level test focusing on ionisation energy values and the use of a common alternative conception (AC). Data were collected from three cohorts of PSCT each engaged in a one year…
Descriptors: Science Education, Chemistry, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Yhnell, Emma; Wood, Heather; Baker, Mathew; Amici-Dargan, Sheila; Taylor, Chris; Randerson, Peter; Shore, Andrew – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Since the introduction of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma Qualification (WBQ) in 2003, an increasing number of students are applying to higher education institutions (HEIs) with this qualification. The advanced-level WBQ is regarded as equivalent to one General Certificate of Education A-Level (GCE A-Level). This study assesses the impact…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Regression (Statistics), College Applicants, Educational Attainment
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Watermeyer, Richard; Morton, Pat; Collins, Jill – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
This paper reports on teacher attitudes to changes in the provision of careers guidance in the U.K., particularly as it relates to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It draws on survey data of n = 94 secondary-school teachers operating in STEM domains and their attitudes towards a U.K. and devolved policy of internalising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, STEM Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Salehjee, Saima; Watts, Mike – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
An analysis of 12 semi-structured interviews with university-based scientists and non-scientists illustrates their life journeys towards, or away from, science and the strengths and impact of life occurrences leading them to choose science or non-science professions. We have adopted narrative approaches and used Mezirow's transformative learning…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Scientists, Science Interests, Career Choice
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Hardy, Judy; Bates, Simon P.; Casey, Morag M.; Galloway, Kyle W.; Galloway, Ross K.; Kay, Alison E.; Kirsop, Peter; McQueen, Heather A. – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
The relationship between students' use of PeerWise, an online tool that facilitates peer learning through student-generated content in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs), and achievement, as measured by their performance in the end-of-module examinations, was investigated in 5 large early-years science modules (in physics, chemistry and…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Multiple Choice Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement
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Danielsson, Anna; Warwick, Paul – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
Previous research has highlighted challenges associated with embracing an inquiry approach to science teaching for primary teachers, often associating these challenges with insecurity linked to the lack of content knowledge. We argue that in order to understand the extent to which primary student teachers are able to embrace science teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Gill, Tim; Bell, John F. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
There has been much concern recently in the UK about the decline in the number of students studying physics beyond age 16. To investigate why this might be we used data from a national database of student qualifications and a multilevel modelling technique to investigate which factors had the greatest impact on the uptake of physics at Advanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Instruction, Advanced Courses
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Goulder, Raymond; Scott, Graham W.; Scott, Lisa J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
It is widely held among biology teachers that fieldwork is valuable, but little is heard about students' perception of fieldwork or about the reasons for their liking or disliking fieldwork. This paper uses data from students to explore the hypotheses (1) that biology students with a positive perception of fieldwork have a less positive perception…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Field Experience Programs, Field Instruction
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Bennett, Judith – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this analysis is to describe the variation in students' reports of engagement in science across science teaching and learning activities. In addition, this study examines student and school characteristics that may be associated with students' levels of engagement in science. Data are drawn from the Programme for International…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Learning Activities
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Mujtaba, Tamjid; Reiss, Michael J. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
This paper investigates the characteristics of 15-year-old girls who express an intention to study physics post-16. This paper unpacks issues around within-girl group differences and similarities between boys and girls in survey responses about physics. The analysis is based on the year 10 (age 15 years) responses of 5,034 students from 137 UK…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Physics, Academic Aspiration
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McGregor, Debra – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This article reports on a pilot intervention that helped teachers of five- to seven-year-old pupils (re)develop their practice to teach science in a more active and participatory way. Science is sometimes perceived as elitist, accessible to only the most able. Drama, however, offers a more lively, none traditional way to learn, that can appeal to,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Focus Groups
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