IJSE appendices

Research report

Appendices for the following article:

The impact of teachers and their science teaching on students’ ‘science interest’: A four year study Marianne Logan and Keith Skamp
School of Education, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia International Journal of Science Education, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2012.667167

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Appendix A: Interview Questions for Semi-Structured Interview with Individual Students
Appendix B: Short Survey Questions for Student Participants
Appendix C: Individual Students’ ‘Science Interest’ and ‘Difficult Science’ scores followed by their Sub-Scale scores for Science Enthusiast, Social Context and Independent Investigator (Pell & Jarvis, 2001). Year Level Teachers are Shown
Appendix D: Favourite Subject, Science Career across Years 7 to 10, and Senior School Science Choices when in Year 10 (Also shown are Class Ability Levels, SI/SE Scores and Year level teachers)
References

APPENDIX A Interview Questions for Semi-Structured Interview with Individual Students

  1. What sort of things do you like to do when you are not at school? (Reiss, 2000).
  2. Why do you like doing these things?
  3. What are your favourite subjects at school?
  4. What have you been doing in science at school? (Reiss, 2000).
  5. What do you like about science lessons? (Goodrum, Hackling & Rennie, 2001, p. 215]).
  6. Why do you like doing these things?
  7. Is there anything you find difficult to do in science? (Murphy & Beggs, 2003).
  8. What don’t you like about science lessons? (Goodrum, Hackling & Rennie, 2001, p. 215]).
  9. Why don’t you like doing these things?
  10. Why do you think you do science in school? (Jo & Song, 2003; Goodrum, Hackling and Rennie, 2001, p. 215).
  11. If you were in charge of planning science for your class, what sort of science lessons would you plan?
  12. How would you compare science in year X (previous year) to science this year?

APPENDIX B Short Survey Questions for Student Participants

  1. What did you like doing in science?
  2. Why did you like doing it?
  3. Why are you interested in still doing it?
  4. Is there anything in science that you don’t like doing?
  5. (If so) Why don’t you like doing it? (Jo & Song, 2003; Goodrum, Hackling and Rennie, 2001, p. 215).