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Owen, Sian; Dickson, Dominic; Stanisstreet, Martin; Boyes, Edward – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2008
The decline in the popularity of physics over the period of secondary schooling and its consequent low uptake at A-level and beyond continues to cause concern on educational and economic grounds. The aim of this study is to explore whether physics might be made more attractive to students by employing an extended range of classroom and laboratory…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Physics, Science Instruction
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Spall, Katie; Barrett, Stephanie; Stanisstreet, Martin; Dickson, Dominic; Boyes, Edward – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2003
There is continuing concern about the low enrolment of students on to some undergraduate science courses, especially physics. Here we explore some of the reasons that might underpin this. The views about physics and biology of Year 1 undergraduate students on English, physics and biology programmes of study were compared using a closed-form…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physics, Multivariate Analysis, Biology