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Role models affecting students’ secondary and tertiary educational choices
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education. (UmSER)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7688-651X
2017 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Interest and identity are perspectives often explored when discussing students' educational choices. In Sweden, students have the possibility to choose (or not to choose) a STEM-focused education both at secondary level between grade 9 and 10, and towards university level after grade 12. In this study, interviews have been made with students in the end of grade 12 to investigate which aspects they highlight as important in their choices, both how they already have chosen between lower and upper secondary and how they plan to choose for tertiary level. The study analyses students' perceived interest as well as identity perspectives. Moreover, role models have in previous research been stated as fundamental for influencing students in their educational choices. Therefore, interest, identity and role models are in focus of this study where Eccles et al.´s (1983) expectancy-value model is used as a theoretical lens to further elaborate students' own ideas on educational choices towards STEM in general, and the career of medical doctors and engineers in specific.

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2017.
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Didactics
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didactics of chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138675OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-138675DiVA: diva2:1136331
Conference
ESERA 2017
Available from: 2017-08-27 Created: 2017-08-27 Last updated: 2017-08-27

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