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|Title:||Different countries, same science classes: Students' experiences of school science in their own words||Contributor(s):||Lyons, T (author)||Publication Date:||2006||DOI:||10.1080/09500690500339621||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/285||Abstract:||This paper reviews the remarkably similar experiences of school science reported by high school students in Sweden, England, and Australia. It compares student narratives from interpretive studies by Lindahl, by Osborne and Collins, and by Lyons, identifying core themes relating to critical contemporary issues in science education. These themes revolve around the transmissive pedagogy, decontextualized content, and unnecessary difficulty of school science commonly reported by students in the studies. Their collective experiences are used as a framework for examining student conceptions of, and attitudes to, school science more generally, drawing on an extensive range of international literature. The paper argues that the experiences of students in the three studies provide important insights into the widespread declines in interest and enrolments in high school and university science courses.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||International Journal of Science Education, 28(6), p. 591-613||Publisher:||Routledge Journals (Taylor & Francis)||Place of Publication:||Abingdon, Oxon, UK||ISSN:||0950-0693||Field of Research (FOR):||130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 177
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