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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Uzuntiryaki-Kondakci, Esen – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
Current studies reveal that meta-level variables are very important in learning; however, little research has been devoted to the role of metaconceptual and meta-affective variables on student achievement. With the aim of filling this gap in the literature, the present study investigated the relationship between metavariables (metaconceptual…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Science Process Skills, Science Achievement
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Özmen, Kübra; Özdemir, Ömer Faruk – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study was designed to develop an assessment tool to measure high school students' personal epistemology (PE) in the physics domain by using validation processes. Based on theoretical foundations of PE, the PPEQ was conceptualised on six hypothetical dimensions: structure of knowledge [SK], justification of knowledge and knowing [JK],…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Epistemology, Physics
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Tzu-Ling, Hsieh – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to answer the following two questions: (1) Do significant differences exist in high-school learning experience, interests, self-efficacy, and career aspirations between male and female science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students? (2) Can high-school learning experiences, interests, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Learning Experience, Student Interests
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Dori, Y. J.; Zohar, A.; Fischer-Shachor, D.; Kohan-Mass, J.; Carmi, M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
This paper describes an Israeli national-level research examining the extent to which admissions of elementary school students to the gifted programmes based on standardised tests are gender-fair. In the research, the gifted students consisted of 275 boys, 128 girls, and additional 80 girls who were admitted to the gifted programme through…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Females, Gifted, Thinking Skills
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Mujtaba, Tamjid; Sheldrake, Richard; Reiss, Michael J.; Simon, Shirley – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
There is a widespread concern that relatively few students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, continue to study chemistry and other science subjects after compulsory education. Yet it remains unclear how different aspects of students' background and home context, their own attitudes and beliefs, and their experiences of particular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Chemistry, Science Education, Student Characteristics
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Zheng, Lanqin; Dong, Yan; Huang, Ronghuai; Chang, Chun-Yen; Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between primary school students' conceptions of, approaches to, and self-efficacy in learning science in Mainland China. A total of 1049 primary school students from Mainland China participated in this study. Three instruments were adapted to measure students' conceptions of learning science,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Trommler, Friederike; Gresch, Helge; Hammann, Marcus – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The teleological bias, a major learning obstacle, involves explaining biological phenomena in terms of purposes and goals. To probe the teleological bias, researchers have used acceptance judgement tasks and preference judgement tasks. In the present study, such tasks were used with German high school students (N = 353) for 10 phenomena from human…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Etiology, Preferences, High School Students
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Sáinz, Milagros; Müller, Jörg – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Drawing on expectancy-value theory, this study examines gender and family influences on students' career aspirations and attached values. 796 secondary Spanish students (M age = 16 years old, S.D. = 0.81) participated. 53% were boys. The results show that boys and students with mothers who have completed intermediate level education were more…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Family Influence, STEM Education, Academic Aspiration
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Navy, S. L.; Luft, J. A.; Toerien, R.; Hewson, P. W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
In many parts of the world, newly hired science teachers' practices are developing in a complex policy environment. However, little is known about how newly hired science teachers' practices are enacted throughout a cycle of instruction and how these practices can be influenced by macro-, meso-, and micro-policies. Knowing how policies impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy
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Saido, G. A. M.; Siraj, S.; DeWitt, D.; Al-Amedy, O. S. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
It is important for science students to develop higher order thinking (HOT) so that they can reason like scientists in the field. In this study, a HOT instructional model for secondary school science was developed with experts. The model would focus on reflective thinking (RT) and science process skills (SPS) among Grade 7 students. The Fuzzy…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Questionnaires, Science Instruction, Skill Development
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Vulperhorst, Jonne Pieter; Wessels, Koen Rens; Bakker, Arthur; Akkerman, Sanne Floor – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has lately received attention in research due to a gap between the number of STEM students and the needs of the labour market. As interest seems to be one of the most important factors in deciding what to study, we focus in the present study on how STEM-interested students weigh…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Student Interests, Higher Education, Questionnaires
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Young, Anna M.; Wendel, Paul J.; Esson, Joan M.; Plank, Kathryn M. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Decline in student motivation is a concern for STEM education, especially for underrepresented groups in the sciences. Using the Science Motivation Questionnaire II, 41 foundational STEM courses were surveyed at the beginning and end of each semester in an academic year at a small primarily undergraduate university. Significant pre- to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, STEM Education, Student Motivation, Questionnaires
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Cheung, Derek – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Individual interest in school science lessons can be defined as a relatively stable and enduring personal emotion comprising affective and behavioural reactions to events in the regular science lessons at school. Little research has compared the importance of different factors affecting students' individual interest in school science lessons. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Self Concept, Parent Attitudes
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Bermudez, Gonzalo M. A.; Díaz, Sandra; De Longhi, Ana L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
People's diminished awareness of plants, affected by anthropogenic environmental deterioration, has challenged science education to overcome the obstacles impeding a better understanding of their meaning and value. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of the socioeconomic status of high-school students, as indicated by their…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), High School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Botany
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Habig, Sebastian; Blankenburg, Janet; van Vorst, Helena; Fechner, Sabine; Parchmann, Ilka; Sumfleth, Elke – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Many studies in science education acknowledge the positive effects of context-based learning on students' interest and attitudes. However, little is known about the design criteria of contextual situations generating these effects and how facets of students' situational interest are affected while learning in a contextualised setting. This paper…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Student Interests, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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