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ERIC Number: EJ1056117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
What Value Has Chemistry Outreach by a University Department to Secondary Schools? Teacher Perceptions of Bristol Chemlabs Outreach Events
Shaw, A. J.; Harrison, T. G.; Shallcross, D. E.
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v3 n3 15-24 2010
This paper explores teachers' objectives when engaging their students in University outreach programme. Their perceptions of the short-term and long-term effects of outreach engagement on their students are explored. Seven out of twelve teachers interviewed (all from state schools) believed there were long term effects such as a rise in students taking science at pre-university level. Three out of twelve believed it was too difficult to tell and two believed there were no effects (both from independent schools). However, all teachers believed the activities enhanced interest and would continue to participate. Further exploration of these general findings is presented.
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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