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Stagg, Bethan C.; Verde, Michael F. – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Although plant reproduction is a core subject in school science curricula, botanical topics are typically unpopular with students. Integrating the arts into science subject matter has the potential to increase student interest and understanding. Educational theatre has shown particular promise in this area. Purpose: The study examined…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Interdisciplinary Approach, Theater Arts
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Sharpe, Rachael; Abrahams, Ian; Fotou, Nikolaos – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: In England, there is a growing need to improve the lives of secondary school students who are defined as disadvantaged and to support these students in their attainment and attitudes to secondary school science. Purpose: This paper reports on a project designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds by pairing them with…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disadvantaged Youth, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Davies, Daniel John; Collier, Christopher; Howe, Alan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: This article reports on an evaluation study of a project seeking to develop the use of position-linked datalogging with primary pupils in environmental science contexts. Purpose: The study sought to find out the extent to which the project had developed: (1) participant teachers' confidence in using datalogging as an everyday part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Elementary School Students, Skill Development
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Baram-Tsabari, Ayelet; Yarden, Anat – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2008
Many of the explanations for girls' disinterest in physics focus on the role of the educational system in creating this situation. Here, we use evidence from free-choice science learning settings to study if this lack of interest is also expressed in non-school settings. Three sets of self-generated questions raised by children, adolescents and…
Descriptors: Females, Physics, Biology, Science Instruction
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Barmby, Patrick; Defty, Neil – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
This paper describes the analysis of data collected by Durham University's YELLIS project, over the period of 1999 to 2004. Included in this data was the degree to which pupils in England at the end of their secondary education "liked" or "disliked" different subjects, and their expected examination grades in these subjects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Jenkins, Edgar – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
An earlier paper in this Journal (Jenkins & Nelson, 2005) drew upon the findings of the Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) to report the attitudes of students in England towards their secondary school science education. The present paper draws upon the same project to explore what the same students, almost all in their penultimate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Science Education
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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
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Jenkins, Edgar W.; Nelson, N. W. – Research in Science and Technological Education, 2005
This article presents some of the results of the questionnaire-based Relevance of Science Education Project (ROSE) carried out in England in the latter half of 2003 as part of a wider international comparative study based at the University of Oslo. Data, drawn from 1277 students, most of whom were 14 or 15 years old, indicate their views about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Outcomes of Education, Science Education