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Ruthven, Kenneth; Mercer, Neil; Taber, Keith S.; Guardia, Paula; Hofmann, Riikka; Ilie, Sonia; Luthman, Stefanie; Riga, Fran – Research Papers in Education, 2017
The "Effecting Principled Improvement in STEM Education" ["epiSTEMe"] project undertook pedagogical research aimed at improving pupil engagement and learning in early secondary school physical science and mathematics. Using principles identified as effective in the research literature and drawing on a range of existing…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science, Intervention, Secondary School Students
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Taber, Keith S.; Billingsley, Berry; Riga, Fran; Newdick, Helen – Science Education, 2011
It has been argued that learning science may be complicated, and even compromised, when students hold worldviews that may seem at odds with what is presented in science lessons. In particular, in some parts of the world, there has been considerable concern that students from particular religious backgrounds may reject some science teaching if…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Conflict, Religion, Science Instruction
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Taber, Keith S.; Billingsley, Berry; Riga, Fran; Newdick, Helen – Science Education International, 2011
Scientists hold a wide range of beliefs on matters of religion, although popular media coverage in the UK commonly suggests that atheism is a core commitment for scientists. Considering the relationship between religion and science is a recommended topic in the English National Curriculum for lower secondary pupils (11-14 year-olds), and it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Scientific Principles, Religion