Jingoo Kang

Jingoo Kang
University of Eastern Finland | UEF · School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education

Ph.D. (Education)

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Recent international comparison studies such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) repeatedly argued that inquiry-based learning (IBL) indicated a negative effect on science literacy (SL). However, those studies included two limitations in revealing the relationship between IBL and SL as they did not consider (1) instructiona...
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A 44-item questionnaire was created to examine pre-service teachers’ knowledge and perceptions of the impact of mitigative climate change actions and how willing they are to undertake these actions. Responses (N = 224) were collected from pre-service teachers at the University of Eastern Finland. The findings show that pre-service teachers have a v...
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In the last decades, secondary school students have indicated a low interest in science and a lack of awareness of authentic science careers that may impede their aspiration to work in science-related fields in future. To raise students’ aspirations, several studies used context-based approaches, but few integrated career aspects into the school cu...
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According to previous theories and studies, interest and self-concept at an early age have played a pivotal role in occupational choices, especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. However, a causal relationship between interest, self-concept, and aspirations in science is still under debate. In addition, few stu...
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Values are a key determinant of pro-environmental behavior, but we argue that environmental lifestyle is not determined only by primary values, but rather, a combination of a primary and secondary value, which we call value-pairs. In this study we find three different types of value-pairs, each with different kinds of carbon footprints and willingn...
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Gender disparities in STEM fields have been under extensive study, the focus of which has been on future career aspirations. However, the primary phases in gender differences are still ambiguous when examined from this perspective, possibly due to the fact that most of the studies have targeted samples of upper secondary school or college students....
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Context-based learning (CBL) approaches have been recommended and expanded in science education to make science more relevant to students by connecting science content with students’ daily life. Subsequently, in order to implement CBL at school, a group of scenarios has been produced by several stakeholders. However, there is a lack of resources to...
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Since students have lost their interest in school science, several student-centered approaches, such as using topics that are relevant for students, inquiry-based learning, and discussion-based learning have been implemented to attract pupils into science. However, the effect of these approaches was usually measured in small-scale research, and thu...
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Much research has been conducted to investigate the effects of inquiry-based learning on students’ attitude towards science and future involvement in the science field, but few of them conducted in-depth studies including young learners’ socio-cognitive background to explore mechanisms which explain how inquiry experiences influence on career choic...
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Using inquiry has become a universal factor in science education, but teachers often face challenges in implementing inquiry-based learning (IBL) because of, for instance, teachers' low confidence in conducting inquiry or insufficient school resources. Much research has been conducted to identify the barriers that impede inquiry practice. However,...

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MultiCO is a three-year project and has started in August 2015. The University of Eastern Finland acts as the project coordinator and the consortium partners represent the following European universities: University College London (UK), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Bonn (Germany) and University of Cyprus (Cyprus). The project consortium brings together expertise at the highest level and quality from different areas of science education geared to secondary school and teacher education. The main goal of the project is to promote students’ awareness about possible career choices in science and technology.