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Research in Science & Technological Education

2014 Volume 32, Number 2

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Number of articles: 7

  1. Validation of an Instrument to Measure Students' Motivation and Self-Regulation towards Technology Learning

    Pey-Yan Liou & Pei-Jung Kuo

    Background: Few studies have examined students' attitudinal perceptions of technology. There is no appropriate instrument to measure senior high school students' motivation and self... More

    pp. 79-96

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  2. Profiling Interest of Students in Science: Learning in School and Beyond

    Pay O. Dierks, Tim N. Höffler & Ilka Parchmann

    Background: Interest is assumed to be relevant for students' learning processes. Many studies have investigated students' interest in science; most of them however have not offered... More

    pp. 97-114

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  3. So Much More than Just a List: Exploring the Nature of Critical Questioning in Undergraduate Sciences

    Helena Pedrosa-de-Jesus, Aurora Moreira, Betina Lopes & Mike Watts

    Background: Critical thinking is one of the very highest orders of cognitive abilities and a key competency in higher education. Asking questions is an important component of rich learning... More

    pp. 115-134

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  4. Teaching Habitat and Animal Classification to Fourth Graders Using an Engineering-Design Model

    Ismail Marulcu

    Background: The motivation for this work is built upon the premise that there is a need for research-based materials for design-based science instruction. In this paper, a small portion of our work... More

    pp. 135-161

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  5. Promotion of Scientific Literacy: Bangladeshi Teachers' Perspectives and Practices

    Mahbub Sarkar & Deborah Corrigan

    Background: In Bangladesh, a common science curriculum caters for all students at the junior secondary level. Since this curriculum is for all students, its aims are both to build a strong... More

    pp. 162-181

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  6. Emotions in Prospective Secondary Teachers When Teaching Science Content, Distinguishing by Gender

    Ana Belén Borrachero, María Brígido, Lucía Mellado, Emilio Costillo & Vicente Mellado

    Background: Until recently, the affective components of education had long been undervalued. Today, one finds ever more studies on cognitive and affective interrelationships that are lending... More

    pp. 182-215

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  7. Formative and Summative Assessment of Science in English Primary Schools: Evidence from the Primary Science Quality Mark

    Sarah Earle

    Background: Since the discontinuation of Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) in science at age 11 in England, pupil performance data in science reported to the UK government by each primary school has... More

    pp. 216-228

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