Article ID: CBB189684589

Perceptions of STS Topics Among Uruguayan College Students: Implications for Secondary School Curricular Reform (2017)

unapi

The purpose of this descriptive and exploratory study was to measure the perceptions regarding a variety of science, technology, and society (STS) topics among a sample of Uruguay underclassmen college students. These perceptions were compared with the viewpoints of a group of professional scientists. It was found that, for some STS topics, such as the role of humans in global climate change, the perceptions of Uruguay underclassmen and scientists were statistically identical. For topics, such as the problem of human overpopulation, both groups find themselves on the same side of the issue but with a statistically significant gap between them. Uruguay underclassmen and professional scientists have opposite views on STS topics such as the use of animals for scientific research. A sizable proportion of Uruguay underclassmen were not familiar with several STS topics, such as the scientific work of the International Space Station. Implications for formal and informal STEM education efforts are discussed.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB189684589/

Similar Citations

Article Isabel Pla-Julián; Jose-Luis Díez; (2019)
Gender Equality Perceptions of Future Engineers (/isis/citation/CBB956112133/) unapi

Article J. Mitchell Veterlaus; (2017)
Yik Yak: An Exploratory Study of College Student Uses and Gratifications (/isis/citation/CBB198596347/) unapi

Article Borkenztain, Bernardo; Davyt, Amílcar; Ferreira, Fernando; Moyna, Patrick; (2005)
Giovanni Battista Marini Bettolo: su incidencia en el desarrollo de la química en Uruguay (/isis/citation/CBB000640208/) unapi

Article S. Jainab Zareena; (2020)
AMCAT Utility to Engineering and Computer Science Students (/isis/citation/CBB179950850/) unapi

Article Anna-Leena Toivanen; (December 2020)
Aeromobilities of Student Newcomers in Francophone African Fiction (/isis/citation/CBB565892346/) unapi

Article Kyle Siler; David Strang; (January 2017)
Peer Review and Scholarly Originality: Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom, but Don’t Step on Any (/isis/citation/CBB358441182/) unapi

Article Asma El Ouirdi; Miriam El Ouirdi; Jesse Segers; Ivana Pais; (2015)
Institutional Predictors of the Adoption of Employee Social Media Policies (/isis/citation/CBB473729911/) unapi

Article Galili, Igal; Hazan, Amnon; (2001)
The Effect of a History-Based Course in Optics on Students' Views about Science (/isis/citation/CBB000101861/) unapi

Article Chris Gewirtz; Marie C. Paretti; (2021)
Becoming after College: Agency and Structure in Transitions to Engineering Work (/isis/citation/CBB503377392/) unapi

Article Dilshani Sarathchandra; (2017)
Risky Science? Perception and Negotiation of Risk in University Bioscience (/isis/citation/CBB691241938/) unapi

Article Brock, William; (August 2009)
Bunsen's British Students at the University of Heidelberg 1853--1889 (/isis/citation/CBB001221268/) unapi

Article Swinney, G. N.; (2002)
The Training of a Polar Scientist: Patrick Geddes and the Student Career of William Speirs Bruce (/isis/citation/CBB000740298/) unapi

Book Schwedt, Georg; (2002)
Liebig und seine Schüler: Die neue Schule der Chemie (/isis/citation/CBB000740402/) unapi

Article Kikuchi, Yoshiyuki; (2009)
Samurai Chemists, Charles Graham and Alexander William Williamson at University College London, 1863--1872 (/isis/citation/CBB000952898/) unapi

Book Kirwan, Richard; (2013)
Scholarly Self-Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University (/isis/citation/CBB001201741/) unapi

Chapter Bix, Amy; (2011)
The Male Tempo of Engineering: Coeds Adapt to Georgia Tech (/isis/citation/CBB001221554/) unapi

Article Camerota, Filippo; (2006)
Teaching Euclid in a Practical Context: Linear Perspective and Practical Geometry (/isis/citation/CBB000671073/) unapi

Book Marilyn Fleer; Niklas Pramling; (2014)
A Cultural-Historical Study of Children Learning Science: Foregrounding Affective Imagination in Play-based Settings (/isis/citation/CBB630501983/) unapi

Article John A. Mihelich; Dilshani Sarathchandra; Leontina Hormel; Debbie A. Storrs; Michelle M. Wiest; (2016)
Public Understanding of Science and K-12 STEM Education Outcomes: Effects of Idaho Parents’ Orientation Toward Science on Students’ Attitudes Toward Science (/isis/citation/CBB098269732/) unapi

Article Katherine P. Dabney; Devasmita Chakraverty; Amy C. Hutton; Katy A. Warner; Roibert H. Tai; (2016)
The Bachelor’s to PhD Transition: Factors Influencing PhD Completion Among Women in Chemistry and Physics (/isis/citation/CBB998536949/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Sarathchandra, Dilshani
Galili, Igal
Hazan, Amnon
Borkenztain, Bernardo
Ferreira, Fernando
Davyt, Amílcar
Journals
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Science and Education
Engineering Studies
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Archives of Natural History
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Publishers
Springer
Ashgate Publishing
Concepts
Students
Science education and teaching
Surveys
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Chemistry
Universities and colleges
People
Marini Bettolo, Giovanni Battista
Euclid
Bruce, William Speirs
Geddes, Patrick
Liebig, Justus von
Williamson, Alexander William
Places
United States
Uruguay
Germany
Great Britain
India
Africa
Times
21st century
19th century
20th century
15th century
16th century
Early modern
Institutions
University of Edinburgh
University College, London
Heidelberg Universität
Georgia Institute of Technology
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment