John Parkinson

  • Students
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    PISA 2006

    1 May 2011

    The performance of students in the PISA

  • Chemistry Education Research and Practice cover
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    The effectiveness of mentoring

    1 May 2011

    A small scale study into the effectiveness of mentoring in improving chemistry students' academic performance, was carried out by Jane Essex

  • 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

  • Alex Johnstone's model of information processing
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    Revisiting information processing

    1 January 2011

    How recent research gives us a greater insight into the learning process

  • Primary students studying science
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    Enthusiasm for science

    1 January 2011

    There have been several reports on the decline in students' attitudes towards science in secondary schools

  • Students discussing science
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    Integrating inquiry into teaching

    1 January 2011

    A study of an experienced teacher over one year

  • Garden Bridge of Shanghai
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    Nanotechnology saves bridges

    1 November 2010

    Inexpensive nanosensors might one day be incorporated into buildings, bridges, and other structures

  • Titan's nitrogen rich atmosphere
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    Aliens get a nitrogen fix

    1 November 2010

    Saturn's moon Titan has an atmosphere rich in nitrogen

  • A bubble engine
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    Bubble engines

    1 November 2010

    A tiny little machine, a couple of dozen micrometres long, can be propelled by a jet of oxygen bubbles and controlled by a magnet

  • Staphylococcus aureus
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    Silkworms versus superbugs

    1 November 2010

    Strains of potentially lethal bacteria that are resistant to common antibiotics have appeared in hospitals across the globe

  • A scientist
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    The initial spark

    1 September 2010

    Adam Maltese from Indiana University and Robert Tai from Virginia University interviewed 116 scientists from across the US to find out what made them take up a career in science

  • Two students debating
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    Constructing an 'argument'

    1 September 2010

    A group of researchers have studied the effects of cooperative learning on science attainment

  • Students working as a team
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    Cooperative learning

    1 September 2010

    A group of researchers have studied the effects of cooperative learning on science attainment

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 brain with colours showing the different sections
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    Working Memory

    1 September 2009

    Research shows that students perform better when they are taught using resources designed to engage their working memory

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