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ERIC Number: EJ939670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
The First EU Science Olympiad (EUSO): A Model for Science Education
O'Kennedy, Richard; Burke, Maurice; van Kampen, Paul; James, Paraic; Cotter, Michael; Browne, Wesley R.; O'Fagain, Ciaran; McGlynn, Enda
Journal of Biological Education, v39 n2 p58-62 2005
In April 2003 the first European Science Olympiad took place in Dublin City University in Ireland. In this competition second level students were asked to carry out a number of tasks involving biology, physics and chemistry. Students had qualified initially in competitions in one of these subjects and were organised into integrated teams which worked together to complete the tasks. This paper examines the background to the competition, describes aspects of the biological input in developing the tasks and discusses the value of the approach and its potential benefits in improving both interest levels in science and the quality of science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland