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An unrealistic image of science

Abrahams, Ian; (2007) An unrealistic image of science. School Science Review , 88 pp. 119-122. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: An unrealistic image of science
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Keywords: Image, Practical Work, Unsustainable
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10000259
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