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The SECURE project research on science curricula and teachers' and learners' opinions on science education

Dagmara Sokolowska and Wim Peeters and Job de Meyere and Leopold Mathelitsch and Costas Constantinou and Gesche Pospiech and Marisa Michelini and Elvira Folmer and Wout Ottevanger and Marja Van Graft and Wilmad Kuiper and Barbara Rovšek and Göran Nordström and Gren Ireson (2012) The SECURE project research on science curricula and teachers' and learners' opinions on science education. In: World conference on physics education 2012, 1 July - 6 July 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

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    Abstract

    The SECURE project has been founded under the 7th Framework Programme to make a significant contribution to the European knowledge-based society by providing relevant research data and translate them into recommendations that contribute to the public debates on mathematics, science and technology (MST) curricula and their objectives in view of balancing the needs between training future scientists and broader societal needs. A rigorous research program conducted by the SECURE consortium scrutinizes and compares current MST curricula for pupils aged 5,8,11 and 13 in ten member states, as they are intended by the authorities (legal documents), implemented by the teachers and perceived by the learners. The research at all three levels is designed in accordance to the curricular spider web (van den Akker, 2003). The instruments used to this end consist of a transnational comparative screening instrument for MST curricula, as well as teacher and learner questionnaires and interview protocols. Research in altogether 150 classes of each age has been done by the middle of the project lifetime. Currently the elaboration of summaries of national curricula documents takes place and the analysis of the school collection data at the national level is carried on. The results will be delivered in the last six months of the project lifetime.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: science education, project, curriculum, MST education, European program, research in science education, curriculum, teacher, learner, perception, curriculum spider web, questionnaire, interview, recommendations
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    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Divisions: Department of Physics and Technical Studies > Chair of Physics and the Didactics of Physics
    Item ID: 2036
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 11:44
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 09:03
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2036

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