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ERIC Number: EJ911821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
The Diploma in Science
Lawlor, Hugh
Education in Science, n236 p12-13 Feb 2010
At the heart of the vision for the Diploma in Science is a multidisciplinary approach to learning by tackling scientific challenges and questions in applied work-related contexts. This, together with the innovative delivery model offered by a consortia approach, will bridge a significant gap in the provision of science and mathematics education. The Diploma in Science is for learners who prefer to learn about scientific principles and concepts and to develop scientific skills by exploring the use of science in practical ways. These learners come from across the full ability range. The ability to apply scientific skills, concepts and principles, mathematical and statistical techniques, numeracy, problem-solving, team and presentational skills, financial and business awareness, IT and database skills, will all feature as learning outcomes of the Diploma in Science. These are learning outcomes that are being increasingly demanded by higher education and employers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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