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ERIC Number: EJ944249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Getting Practical--The Evaluation
Abrahams, Ian; Reiss, Michael J.; Sharpe, Rachael
School Science Review, v93 n342 p37-44 Sep 2011
The findings from the Improving Practical Work in Science (IPWiS) evaluation suggest that the project can, and did, bring about noticeable improvements in the effectiveness of practical work in school science. However, the extent of these improvements varied widely and appeared to be dependent on the departmental seniority of the person undertaking the training, their commitment to the project and the extent of support from the school's senior management team. It was also found that the IPWiS project has a much less noticeable effect on the way primary teachers taught science, as much of what IPWiS set out to achieve was already taking place in primary science lessons. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A