Getting practical: Improving Practical Work in Science (IPWiS) project: the evaluation

Abrahams, Ian and Reiss, Michael J. and Sharpe, Rachael (2011) Getting practical: Improving Practical Work in Science (IPWiS) project: the evaluation. School Science Review, 92 (342). pp. 37-44. ISSN 0036-6811)

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The findings from the Improving Practical Work in Science (IPWiS) evaluation suggest that the project can, and did, bring about noticeable improvements in the effectiveness of practical work in school science. However, the extent of these improvements varied widely and appeared to be dependent on the departmental seniority of the person undertaking the training, their commitment to the project and the extent of support from the school’s senior management team. It was also found that the IPWiS project had a much less noticeable effect on the way primary teachers taught science, as much of what IPWiS set out to achieve was already taking place in primary science lessons

Keywords:Practical Work, Science, Getting Practical, CPD
Subjects:X Education > X320 Academic studies in Primary Education
X Education > X370 Academic studies in Education (across phases)
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:14645
Deposited On:08 Aug 2014 14:20

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