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Slovakian Students’ Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Biotechnology
This study examined university students’ knowledge of and attitudes (n = 378) toward biotechnology in Slovakia, a conservative country where the distribution of genetically engineered products areExpand
"Disgusting" Animals: Primary School Children's Attitudes and Myths of Bats and Spiders
Knowledge of animals may influence children‟s beliefs and behaviour toward them, thus building positive attitudes toward animals is one of main goals of environmental education programmes. AlthoughExpand
Effects of Having Pets at Home on Children's Attitudes toward Popular and Unpopular Animals
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Having pets at home was associated with more positive attitudes to, and better knowledge of, both popular and unpopular animals, and girls were less favorably inclined than boys to animals that may pose a threat, danger, or disease to them. Expand
STUDENTS' IDEAS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY: DO THEY REALLY DRAW WHAT THEY KNOW?
There are several ways for gathering information about student's knowledge. Interviews or written tests with open-ended questions may effectively elicit students in-depth thinking, but they areExpand
Cross-Cultural Comparison of Student Attitudes toward Snakes
Th ere is an increasing amount of research focusing on the origin of the human fear of animals. However, other dimensions of human views of frightening animals have been largely neglected. Th isExpand
Plants have a chance: outdoor educational programmes alter students' knowledge and attitudes towards plants
Outdoor educational programmes are generally believed to be a suitable alternative to conventional biology settings that improve participants' environmental attitudes and knowledge. Here we examineExpand
Vampires Are Still Alive: Slovakian Students' Attitudes toward Bats
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Greater public awareness could balance human avoidance of bats, something that is promoted by an evolutionary predisposition to avoid potential disease threats, and result in more positive attitudes toward these controversial animals. Expand
High school and university students' knowledge and attitudes regarding biotechnology
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The results suggest that although students' appreciation of (agricultural) biotechnology is relatively positive, the understanding of biotechnology processes is superficial and attitudes toward shopping genetically modified products are therefore negative. Expand
Effects of Keeping Animals as Pets on Children's Concepts of Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Looking after pets provides several benefits in terms of children's social interactions, and factual and conceptual knowledge about these animals. In this study we investigated effects of rearingExpand
Slovakian Students' Attitudes toward Biology
Students’ attitudes toward science significantly alter their achievement in science. Therefore, identification and influence of attitudes became to be an essential part of educational research. ThisExpand
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