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dc.contributor.authorSalonen Anssi
dc.contributor.authorHartikainen-Ahia Anu
dc.contributor.authorHense Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorScheersoi Annette
dc.contributor.authorKeinonen Tuula
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T11:07:32Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T11:07:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier10.1080/09500693.2017.1330575fi_FI
dc.identifier.issn0950-0693
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/2613
dc.descriptionArticle
dc.description.abstractSchool students demonstrate a lack of interest in choosing science studies and science-related careers. To better understand the underlying reasons, this study aims to examine secondary school students’ perceptions of working life skills and how these perceptions relate to the skills of the twenty-first century. The participants in this study were 144 Finnish 7th graders (aged 13–14 years). Using a questionnaire and qualitative content analysis, we examined their perceptions of working life skills in ‘careers in science’ and ‘careers with science’. Results reveal that although students have a great deal of knowledge about working life skills, it is often just stereotyped. Sector-specific knowledge and skills were highlighted in particular but skills related to society, organisation, time and higher order thinking, were often omitted. Results also indicate that students do not associate ‘careers in science’ with creativity, innovation, collaboration or technology and ICT skills. Conversely, according to the students, these careers demand more sector-specific knowledge and responsibility than ‘careers with science’. We conclude that students need more wide-ranging information about scientific careers and the competencies demanded; such information can be acquired by e.g. interacting with professionals and their real working life problems.fi_FI
dc.language.isoENfi_FI
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisfi_FI
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/665100
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Science Education
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2017.1330575fi_FI
dc.rightshttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/fi_FI
dc.subjectworking life skillsfi_FI
dc.subjectscience careersfi_FI
dc.subjectsecondary school studentsfi_FI
dc.subjectscience educationfi_FI
dc.subjecttwenty-first-century skillsfi_FI
dc.titleSecondary school students' perceptions of working life skills in science-related careersfi_FI
dc.typehttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.versionpublished versionfi_FI
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education / Savonlinna
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education / Joensuu
uef.solecris.id47755652
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewedfi_FI
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessrights© Authorsfi_FI
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/665100
dc.relation.doi10.1080/09500693.2017.1330575
dc.description.reviewstatushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1339-1352
dc.relation.issn0950-0693
dc.relation.issue10
dc.relation.volume39


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