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An unrealistic image of science

By Ian Abrahams


Many UK secondary schools (ages 11-18) host Open Days for pupils in their final year of primary school education (age 10). At these events science teachers try, through the judicious use of a select number of practical tasks, to portray science as being a fun, exciting and essentially a "hands on" activity. Whilst this approach generates short-term situational interest amongst pupils it is ultimately an unrealistic, and arguably unsustainable, image of science

Year: 2007
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