A Cross-cultural Study of Gifted Students' Scientific, Societal and Moral Questions Concerning Science

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education en
dc.contributor.author Tirri, Kirsi
dc.contributor.author Tolppanen, Sakari Petteri
dc.contributor.author Aksela, Maija Katariina
dc.contributor.author Kuusisto, Elina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-31T14:50:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-31T14:50:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Tirri , K , Tolppanen , S P , Aksela , M K & Kuusisto , E 2012 , ' A Cross-cultural Study of Gifted Students' Scientific, Societal and Moral Questions Concerning Science ' Education Research International , vol 2012 , 673645 . , 10.1155/2012/673645 en
dc.identifier.issn 2090-4002
dc.identifier.other PURE: 22933124
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/37357
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the number and nature of gifted female and male students’ scientific, societal, and moral questions concerning science. The participants (N=658) of this study were 16-19 year-old international students from 55 countries, and two continents, Asia and Europe. They applied to participate in the Millennium Youth Camp held in 2011 in Finland. The students came from scientifically and mathematically oriented schools and they had shown an interest towards science through competitions, school success, and their own research. The students were asked to formulate questions they would like to get answers to during the camp. The nature and number of the students’ questions were analyzed with qualitative and quantitative content analysis. The results showed that the boys asked more scientific questions than the girls, and the girls asked more societal questions than the boys. The students asked less questions about morality than scientific or societal questions. The most common questions about morality were related to pollution and fresh air, environmental problems, and water protection. The results point to the need for teachers to teach socioscientific issues and discuss moral questions related to science. This should be done to increase moral sensitivity and influence the future of humankind. fi
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.relation.ispartof Education Research International
dc.relation.uri http://www.hindawi.com/journals/edu/2012/673645/
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences en
dc.title A Cross-cultural Study of Gifted Students' Scientific, Societal and Moral Questions Concerning Science en
dc.type A1 Refereed journal article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/673645
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