Research project Learning outcomes in science education are multivariate: Students should, for example, learn the basic concepts and methods, and develop motivation to engage in further learning and societal discussions.
Internationally, students' interest in learning chemistry is declining. However, the interest for higher studies in chemistry is 7 times higher in Germany than in Sweden. We will investigate how students’ cognitive and motivational characteristics change over the school years 5-11 in Sweden and Germany, and how these changes are related to school system or classroom features. Relations between cognitive and motivational characteristics will be studied in questionnaire, test, observation and interview data. Multivariate and probabilistic analyses will be used to analyse relationships between variables and differences between the countries.
The Swedish Research Council, 2014-2017: SEK 6,416,000