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Pages: 5489-5494
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

MEXICAN STUDENTS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THEIR PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE

A. Cuevas Romo, M. Vega, R. Hernández Sampieri

Universidad de Celaya (MEXICO)
This study is part of a larger research project financed by CONACYT, the Mexican authority in Science Research and Technology. The purpose of this study is to understand perception and attitude towards science of Mexican students at primary school level. Data were collected through a survey answered by 1,559 students from 38 private and public primary schools in 15 cities across Mexico. Findings show that the students from the sample have a positive perception of their science class, and a rather positive attitude towards science. They also report a positive attitude to math. They report that their teachers apply a diversity of teaching-learning techniques, such as the use of new technologies; the use observation diaries; visits to museums, factories, parks and other institutions; applying surveys and interviews; teamwork; and so forth; which students like. Statistical analysis show no significant differences in attitude towards science between neither boys and girls, nor private and public school students. This study is part of a larger research paper which includes interviews to the students’ teachers and the principals of their schools.
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author = {Cuevas Romo, A. and Vega, M. and Hern{\'{a}}ndez Sampieri, R.},
title = {MEXICAN STUDENTS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THEIR PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
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A. Cuevas Romo, M. Vega, R. Hernández Sampieri (2015) MEXICAN STUDENTS AT PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THEIR PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 5489-5494.
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