Students’ attitudes to practical work by age and subject

Sharpe, Rachael (2015) Students’ attitudes to practical work by age and subject. School Science Review, 357 . p. 25. ISSN 0036-6811

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This article reports on a study into students’ attitudes to practical work. The findings suggest that students’ attitudes differ according to their age and the particular science where the practical work is conducted. The implication is that teachers should be more aware of how students’ attitudes to practical work change as lessons move further away from a focus on the enjoyment of science towards one that is examination-orientated. Simply doing the same amount of, and adopting the same approach to, practical work is unlikely to foster positive student attitudes towards practical work in all three sciences.

Keywords:Practical work, students’ attitudes, bmjgoldcheck, NotOAChecked
Subjects:X Education > X130 Training Teachers - Secondary
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
X Education > X100 Training Teachers
X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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Deposited On:18 Feb 2015 17:17

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