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Jarman, Ruth; McClune, Billy – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2009
Despite calls that the school science curriculum should develop among students an ability to understand and respond critically to science-related media reports, very little research has been directed toward an important matter relevant to that aim, namely, how children and young people, untutored, react to science in the news. This study sought,…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, News Media
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Toplis, Rob; Cleaves, Anna – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2006
This paper reports research about upper secondary school pupils' views about science investigations in school. Although researchers, teachers and examiners have expressed opinions about investigative work in science, there have been relatively few studies of pupils' experiences. The present study identified pupils' concerns about the limited time…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes