Student attitudes, engagement and participation in STEM subjects

Bennett, Judith, Braund, Martin and Sharpe, Rachael (2013) Student attitudes, engagement and participation in STEM subjects. Project Report. Royal Society and the Department of Education at the University of York.

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This report has been prepared as part of the work being undertaken by the Royal Society’s Vision Project, which aims to set out a vision for how the UK might achieve inspiring, highperforming education systems which can deliver a radical shift in the population’s understanding, engagement with and appreciation of mathematics and science by 2030.
This report addresses four questions:
1. What does the evidence say about student attitudes, engagement and participation in STEM subjects?
2. How can mathematics and science education be made most enjoyable, rewarding and effective?
3. What types of evidence need to be collected in future in order to assess more reliably students’ choices and the reasons for these?
4. How should research and intervention strategies evolve to collect this evidence?

The report consists of two sections. The first is a review of the literature in the area. The second draws on the findings of the review to provide a commentary on possible future directions for work on student attitudes, engagement and participation in STEM subjects in the next 15-20 years, and implications for mathematics and science education.

Keywords:Students' Attitudes, STEM Subjects, STEM, Engagement, Participation, School Science
Subjects:X Education > X320 Academic studies in Primary Education
X Education > X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
N Business and Administrative studies > N224 Management and Organisation of Education
X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
L Social studies > L433 Education Policy
X Education > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X341 Academic studies in Further Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:14666
Deposited On:08 Aug 2014 17:27

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