education research

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A bored student listening to a science teacher
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    Changing attitudes

    1 September 2008

    Durham University researchers studied why students lose interest in science as they go through secondary school and why boys favour science more than girls

  • The surface of the moon
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    Talking About Science

    1 September 2008

    US researchers investigated how much students learn through classroom discussions on scientific topics