Student attitudes toward professional practices in science

Lim, Kieran Fergus 2011, Student attitudes toward professional practices in science, in ACSME 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education : Teaching for diversity : challenges & strategies, The University of Sydney, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 193-198.

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Title Student attitudes toward professional practices in science
Author(s) Lim, Kieran Fergus
Conference name Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (17th : 2011 : Melbourne, Vic)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 28-30 Sept. 2011
Title of proceedings ACSME 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education : Teaching for diversity : challenges & strategies
Editor(s) Sharma, Manjula
Yeung, Alexandra
Jenkins, Trisha
Johnson, Elizabeth
Rayner, Gerry
West, Jan
Publication date 2011
Start page 193
End page 198
Total pages 6
Publisher The University of Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) student attitudes
professional practices
cultural factors
science education
Summary There has been anecdotal evidence that students from various cultures have different perspectives toward professional practices, including (1) how to use quotations, (2) occupational health and safety and (3) recording data, but there has been a lack of hard evidence to either confirm or contradict this belief. This paper presents a snapshot of student attitudes toward professional practices in Australia. The survey group consisted of students enrolled in an undergraduate 1st year, 2nd semester, chemistry subject. Students generally agreed that they should paraphrase and should cite sources of information. However, there was confusion about the use of extensive quotations and occupational health and safety. There was no significant difference in the responses by the country of secondary schooling or family background, but were some significant differences by the respondents’ age, number of years in university and by the discipline area of study.
Notes Previously known as the UniServe Science Conference
ISBN 9780987183408
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
HERDC collection year 2011
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037023

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