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Archive: Meeting Thirteen

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Meeting thirteen (12th June): Competition and Girls

Alison Booth and Patrick Nolen, “Choosing to Compete: How Different Are Girls and Boys?”, IZA Discussion Paper No. 4027. [Download .PDF, 288 kB] Abstract: Using a controlled experiment, we examine the role of nurture in explaining the stylized fact that … Continue reading

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Archive: Meeting Eleven

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Meeting Eleven (8th May): School is not where most Americans learn most of their science

John Falk and Lynn Dierking “The 95 Percent Solution: School is not where most Americans learn most of their science”, American Scientist 98: 486-493 (2010), doi: 10.1511/2010.87.486. [Download .PDF] Abstract: We contend that a major educational advantage enjoyed by the … Continue reading

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Meeting Nine – The Impact of Teacher Subject Knowledge on Student Achievement

Johannes Metzler and Ludger Woessmann “The Impact of Teacher Subject Knowledge on Student Achievement: Evidence from Within-Teacher Within-Student Variation” IZA Discussion Paper Number 4999 (2010) (.PDF link). Abstract: Teachers differ greatly in how much they teach their students, but little … Continue reading

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Archive: Meeting Seven – Classroom Demonstrations

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Archive: Meeting Six – Learning Styles

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Meeting Four – Test Enhanced Learning (20th September)

Please note that this paper is not science-specific. The Science Teaching Journal Club would like to invite all teachers, not just science teachers, to participate in our fourth meeting; please invite your friends and colleagues. Roediger, Henry and Jeffrey Karpicke, … Continue reading

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Archive: Meeting Three – Driver and the fallacy of induction

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Meeting Three

Driver, Rosalind, “The fallacy of induction in science teaching”, in Teaching Science, ed. Ralph Levinson (London: Routledge, 1994), 41-48. (Google Books) Discussion points: Students are known to have preconceptions about how the world works. How do you deal with this … Continue reading

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