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An unrealistic image of science

Abrahams, Ian (2007) An unrealistic image of science. School Science Review, 88. pp. 119-122. ISSN 0036-6811

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Abstract

Many UK secondary schools (ages 11-18) host Open Days for pupils in their final year of primary school education (age 10). At these events science teachers try, through the judicious use of a select number of practical tasks, to portray science as being a fun, exciting and essentially a "hands on" activity. Whilst this approach generates short-term situational interest amongst pupils it is ultimately an unrealistic, and arguably unsustainable, image of science.

Item Type: Article
Controlled Keywords: Image, Practical Work, Unsustainable
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Geography, Enterprise, Mathematics and Science
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2009 13:51
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2014 14:25
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