education research

  • Secondary school students doing practical science
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    What is the evidence?

    1 May 2011

    Students who carry out practical investigations are likely to be familiar with a few key principles

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    Girls' attitudes survey 2010

    1 November 2010

    59% of girls say that homework is the worst thing about school

  • Teachers working together
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    Improving CPD

    1 May 2010

    Researchers in Germany exploit the findings of educational research in a professional development course for school science teachers

  • Students watching a bubbling flask with amazement
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    Practical motivation?

    1 May 2010

    Ian Abrahams, the London Institute of Education, investigates the role practical work has in motivating students

  • Learner-centred education - students working together
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    New Zealand versus Thailand

    1 May 2010

    How do secondary school science students compare in the two countries?

  • Word equation with a missing element on a blackboard
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    Understanding word equations

    1 January 2010

    Cambridge chemists find out how secondary school chemistry students compile word equations.

  • Thinking about chemistry
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    Views about science

    1 January 2010

    Judith Bennett and Sylvia Hogarth of York University have developed a new research technique to gain greater insight into students' attitudes towards science

  • Laptop computers
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    Molecular simulation

    1 January 2010

    Can a computer simulation package enhance undergraduates' understanding of chemical topics? Swedish chemists investigate

  • A student on her laptop giving a thumbs up
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    Student response technology

    1 May 2009

    US researchers ask students their views on the benefits of using interactive quiz technology in lectures

  • Cartoon - building an 'idea lightbulb'
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    Different contexts - different ideas

    1 January 2009

    Researchers from Colorado State University investigate how students' chemical ideas are affected when the science is presented in unfamiliar contexts