An unrealistic image of science

Abrahams, I. Z. (2007) An unrealistic image of science. School Science Review, 88 (324). pp. 119-122. ISSN 0036-6811

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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.

Keywords:Practical work, Unsustainable, Image
Subjects:X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:16722
Deposited On:16 Feb 2015 14:40

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