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Ninth graders’ learning interests, life experiences and attitudes towards science & technology
Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier. (FontD/ISV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9521-1737
Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Hong Kong Institute of Education.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Science Education and Technology, ISSN 1059-0145, E-ISSN 1573-1839, Vol. 18, no 5, p. 447-457Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Students’ learning interests and attitudes toward science have both been studied for decades. However, the connection between them with students’ life experiences about science and technology has not been addressed much. The purpose of this study is to investigate students’ learning interests and life experiences about science and technology, and also their attitudes toward technology. A total of 942 urban ninth graders in Taiwan were invited to participate in this study. A Likert scale questionnaire, which was developed from an international project, ROSE, was adapted to collect students’ ideas. The results indicated that boys showed higher learning interests in sustainability issues and scientific topics than girls. However, girls recalled more life experiences about science and technology in life than boys. The data also presented high values of Pearson correlation about learning interests and life experiences related to science and technology, and in the perspective on attitudes towards technology. Ways to promote girls’ learning interests about science and technology and the implications of teaching and research are discussed as well.

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2009. Vol. 18, no 5, p. 447-457
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Learning interest - Life experiences - Attitudes towards technology - Ninth grader
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-8602DOI: 10.1007/s10956-009-9162-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-8602DiVA, id: diva2:449144
Available from: 2010-07-09 Created: 2011-10-19 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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