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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617222
Title:
Non-Scientific Beliefs Among Undergraduate Students
Authors:
Chris, Impey; Sanlyn, Buxner; Jessie, Antonellis
Abstract:
A survey of over 11 000 undergraduate students’ knowledge and attitudes related to science and technology over a 22-year period included statements that probed faith-based beliefs and various aspects of pseudoscience belief and superstition. The results reveal that nonscientific ways of thinking are resistant to formal instruction, changing surprisingly little over the course of a college career that typically includes three science courses. The level of basic science knowledge among undergraduates is only weakly coupled to attitudes towards pseudoscience, and it coexists with attitudes and beliefs that are faith-based. These results provide a challenge for educators who seek to improve the generally low level of science literacy among college graduates and members of the general public.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Citation:
Impey, C., Buxner, S., & Antonellis, J. (2012). Non-scientific beliefs among undergraduate students. Astronomy Education Review, 11(1), 010111.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617222
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Content Knowledge; Affective Variables
Content:
General/Broad Knowledge of Astronomy Content
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorChris, Impeyen
dc.contributor.authorSanlyn, Buxneren
dc.contributor.authorJessie, Antonellisen
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dc.identifier.citationImpey, C., Buxner, S., & Antonellis, J. (2012). Non-scientific beliefs among undergraduate students. Astronomy Education Review, 11(1), 010111.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617222-
dc.description.abstractA survey of over 11 000 undergraduate students’ knowledge and attitudes related to science and technology over a 22-year period included statements that probed faith-based beliefs and various aspects of pseudoscience belief and superstition. The results reveal that nonscientific ways of thinking are resistant to formal instruction, changing surprisingly little over the course of a college career that typically includes three science courses. The level of basic science knowledge among undergraduates is only weakly coupled to attitudes towards pseudoscience, and it coexists with attitudes and beliefs that are faith-based. These results provide a challenge for educators who seek to improve the generally low level of science literacy among college graduates and members of the general public.en
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dc.titleNon-Scientific Beliefs Among Undergraduate Studentsen
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dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
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dc.istar.subjectCollege Studentsen
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