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Research in Science Education

pp 1–19

First Online: 14 June 2017DOI: 10.1007-s11165-016-9605-z

Cite this article as: Potvin, P. & Hasni, A. Res Sci Educ 2017. doi:10.1007-s11165-016-9605-z

Abstract

This research aimed at identifying student profiles of perceptions by means of a clustering method using a validated questionnaire. These profiles describe students’ attraction to science and technology SandT studies and careers as a variable driven by school SandT self-concept and interest in school SandT. In addition to three rather predictable student profiles confident enthusiast, average ambitious, and pessimistic dropout, the fourth fairly well-populated profile called confident indifferent was produced. Our second and third research questions allowed us to describe each profile in terms of the instructional methods to which their population was exposed including the degree to which they were actively involved and the instructional methods to which they would like more exposure. An analysis of the evolution of the profiles’ population over time is also presented. The results suggest that pedagogical variety and active involvement in the decision to pursue SandT are important. The perception of the utility and importance of SandT both in and out of school may also play an important role in these decisions. Minor pedagogical preferences were also found in certain age groups.

KeywordsScience Technology Interest Self-concept Pursuing studies and career Instructional methods 



Autor: Patrice Potvin - Abdelkrim Hasni

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/



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