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Meeting 20 (8th Oct. 2013): Schools that make a difference to post-compulsory uptake of science

The next meet­ing will take place on Tues­day 8th October at 7:30pm and will be mod­er­ated by @alomshaha. Bennett et al. (2013) Schools that make a difference to post-compulsory uptake of physical science subjects: some comparative case studies in in … Continue reading

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Meeting Ten – Science Education for the Twenty-First Century

Osborne J, Science Education for the Twenty-First Century Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2007, 3(3), 173-184 (.pdf link) Abstract: This paper argues that the dominant form of science education that is common across the world rests on a … Continue reading

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Meeting Eight – Teaching energy: thoughts from the SPT11–14 project

Ian Lawrence, (2007) “Teaching Energy: Thoughts from the SPT11–14 Project” Physics Educucation 42 (2007): 402-409. doi: 10.1088/0031-9120/42/4/011 (.PDF link). Abstract: Describing the world in terms of energy is necessarily quantitative: one must be able to do the sums for the … Continue reading

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Meeting Seven – Classroom demonstrations: Learning tools or entertainment?

Catherine H. Crouch, Adam P. Fagen, J. Paul Callan and Eric Mazur (2004) “Classroom demonstrations: Learning tools or entertainment?” American Journal of Physics on the Internet, Physics Education Research Section. (.pdf) Summary: We compared student learning from different modes of presenting … Continue reading

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Meeting Six — Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence

Harold Pash ler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert Bjork (2008) “Learning Styles — Con­cepts and Evidence” Journal of Psychological Science in the Public Interest December 9(3105): 119 (.PDF) Summary: The term ‘‘learning styles’’ refers to the concept that individuals … Continue reading

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Meeting Five – Connecting High School Physics Experiences, Outcome Expectations, Physics Identity, and Physics Career Choice: A Gender Study

Zahra Hazari Gerhard Sonnert, Philip M. Sadler, Marie-Claire Shanahan, “Connecting High School Physics Experiences, Outcome Expectations, Physics Identity, and Physics Career Choice: A Gender Study”, JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING VOL. 47, NO. 8, PP. 978–1003 (2010) PDF Abstract: This study … Continue reading

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Summaries of meetings one and two

The first meeting of #SciTeachJC took place on Tuesday 5th July 2011. @JustinDillonKCL wrote this summary of the meeting for The Guardian Science Blog: It’s Club Night for Science Teachers Good teachers count. In a recent survey carried out as … Continue reading

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Meeting Two: “Beyond 2000”

For our second meeting, on Tuesday 19th July at 19:30, we’ll be discussing the Beyond 2000 report edited by Robin Millar and Jonathan Osborne (Download .PDF 142kB). The report set out to answer four questions: What are the successes and failures … Continue reading

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