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Rüschenpöhler, Lilith; Markic, Silvija – Studies in Science Education, 2019
This article gives an overview of the current state of science and technology self-concept research. Following a defined selection process, we analysed 74 peer-reviewed journal articles published from 1998 to 2017, which are indexed in the ERIC database and that deal with science and technology self-concepts (STSC) of school children and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Children, Adolescents, Minority Group Students
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Jack, Brady Michael; Lin, Huann-shyang – Studies in Science Education, 2017
Generations of students are graduating from secondary school disinterested in post-secondary study of science or pursuing careers in science-related fields beyond formal education. We propose that destabilising such disinterest among future students requires science educators to begin listening to secondary school students regarding their views of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Stern, Florian; Kampourakis, Kostas – Studies in Science Education, 2017
Research in genetics and genomics is advancing at a fast pace, and thus keeping up with the most recent findings and conclusions can be very challenging. At the same time these recent findings and conclusions have made necessary a reconceptualization of genes and heredity, both in science and in science education, beyond the mostly gene-centred…
Descriptors: Genetics, Literacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cheng, May Hung May; Wan, Zhi Hong – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Chinese students' excellent science performance in large-scale international comparisons contradicts the stereotype of the Chinese non-productive classroom learning environment and learners. Most of the existing explanations of this paradox are provided from the perspective of teaching and learning in a general sense, but little work can be found…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Statistical Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Martinez-Garza, Mario; Clark, Douglas B.; Nelson, Brian C. – Studies in Science Education, 2013
This review synthesises research on digital games and science learning as it supports the goals for science proficiency outlined in the report by the US National Research Council on science education reform. The review is organised in terms of these research-based goals for science proficiency in light of their alignment with current science…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Video Games, Science Education, Science Achievement
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Chin, Christine; Osborne, Jonathan – Studies in Science Education, 2008
Students' questions play an important role in meaningful learning and scientific inquiry. They are a potential resource for both teaching and learning science. Despite the capacity of students' questions for enhancing learning, much of this potential still remains untapped. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to examine and review the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questioning Techniques, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Studies in Science Education, 2006
More recent work has complemented earlier studies of the "student voice" in science education by redirecting research attention to focus more directly on what students think about the form, content and purpose of their school science education and exploring the curriculum and pedagogical implications of the findings. Researchers have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Science Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Science Education, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to organize and critique the theoretical work done so far on the "relation between the cognitive and the emotional in science learning" and suggest possible directions for research that takes into consideration this relation. In light of the enduring negative effect of much school science on students' emotional…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Education, Emotional Response, Cognitive Processes
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Koul, Ravinder – Studies in Science Education, 2003
Worldview theory in science education has generally proceeded from an assumption that there exist distinguishable entities called "science" and "indigenous knowledge" in all times and every place in the world. This assumption has been the philosophical ground point of typologies that describe the relationship between science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Attitudes
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Barton, Angela Calabrese – Studies in Science Education, 2002
Identifies what "urban science education studies" means and reviews 46 articles representing the nature of urban science education based on the questions asked, research frameworks, guiding assumptions, and findings. Discusses educational equity and challenges regarding policy and enactments, goals of school science, and what to teach in…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Gardner, P. L. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Presents a review of the literature on a single group of variables within the attitudes to science category, namely, those described by terms such as interest, satisfaction, and enjoyment. Deals with the significance and measurement of attitudes and with the relationships between attitudes and other variables. (GS)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum, Evaluation Methods, Personality Studies
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Brown, Sally A. – Studies in Science Education, 1975
Reviews studies of cognitive preference tests, outlines the nature of cognitive preferences, and presents an analysis of cognitive preference data. Presents a six-point summary of this analysis and lists four statements that need supportive evidence before further studies using these tests can have any value. (GS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Tests, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Prosser, Michael; Trigwell, Keith – Studies in Science Education, 1999
Argues that both students and teachers form certain perceptions of their teaching and learning situations. Presents a relational model of student learning and teaching context and examines the model in terms of tertiary science education. (CCM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role Perception, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Maddock, M. N. – Studies in Science Education, 1981
Draws on literature from the fields of science education, anthropology, and other areas. Proposes a viewpoint that science and science education are cultural enterprises which form a part of the wider cultural matrix of society and that educational considerations concerning science must be made in light of this wider perspective. (DS)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Higher Education