Archive: Meeting Thirteen
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Hello #SciTeachJC, I'm a Physics teacher at a state comprehensive in London.
Hi, I'm a biology teacher in post 16 education also studying for my MSc in science and education #SciteachJC
joining #SciteachJC more as a parent who's son has been turned right off science since starting secondary school
The paper has been highly cited over the years but is now quite old ('03) do you think the findings are still relevant? #SciteachJC
Hi #SciteachJC, I'm a science teacher at a comprehensive in Berks. A Biology specialist at A level.
"single most important to improve science education would be recruitment & retention of able, bright enthusiastic teachers" #SciTeachJC
I found myself agreeing with a lot of the paper as I read it, have things changed at all? #SciteachJC
my son's experience says it is very relevant - he finds the curriculum dull & repetitive & his teachers uninspiring #SciTeachJC
Hi #SciTeachJC, I'm a chemistry teacher at secondary level and did a MA in Science Education at King's a few years ago.
@ I actually think that the situation has changed quite a bit since the data in the paper were published. #SciteachJC
@ Suspect line about students only being able to name dead scientists might now be changed to "...and Brian Cox" #SciTeachJC 😉
@ I TOTALLY agree with you from my experience as an internal AST, this is the issue my students bring up #SciteachJC
son also says labs are uninspiring but that is often down to what the teachers choose but teacher is biggest impact for him #SciTeachJC
@ That's a great quote, where is it from? Any research I could refer to for a policy doc I'm putting together? #SciTeachJC
@ they know Jim Al-Khalili too which is more than can be said for our SLT (post 16 FE) #SciTeachJC
@ @ Alom once said to me that English teachers write, Art teachers paint but science teachers get by #SciTeachJC
RT @: @ they know Jim Al-Khalili too which is more than can be said for our SLT (post 16 FE) #SciTeachJC
@ more recent figures show numbers studying A level sciences increased. Still work to do but not such doom as in paper.#SciteachJC
@ When you say labs do you mean decor or practical activities? #SciteachJC
@ Thanks--sorry for jumping into the middle of #SciTeachJC! Interested from a computer science perspective, especially for ITT/CPD.
@ yes number have increased but there are still students who are turned off science at a young age #SciteachJC
@ @ We have such a fertile field to seed by explaining the reality of science education.#SciTeachJC
#SciteachJC attitudes don't seem have changed significantly since the paper was written. Recent interview with some 13 year olds says not.
@ no I didn't; I looked at data up to 2008 in my MA dissertation though. #SciTeachJC
@ he says they do few practicals & the work they do is dictated to them and lab sheets (he is doing triple sci btw) #SciTeachJC
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