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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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Meeting Twelve (22nd May): Boosting science learning through the design of curriculum materials

Bybee, Rodger, “Boosting science learning through the design of curriculum materials” (2006). http://research.acer.edu.au/research_conference_2006/7 [Download .PDF] (Abbreviated) Abstract: How can curriculum materials enhance science teaching and student learning? In answering this question I draw upon my experience at the Biological Sciences Curriculum … Continue reading

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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 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 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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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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Archive: Meeting Six – Learning Styles

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