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Rodrigues, Susan; Jindal-Snape, Divya; Snape, Jonathan B. – Science Education International, 2011
This study adds to a body of research reporting on pupils' choices and outcomes in relation to science. The article reports on 536 Scottish pupils' perceptions regarding reported intention to choose careers in science, with further analysis in terms of family, friends, gender and ethnicity. The pupils, aged 14-15, from 5 schools in one Scottish…
Descriptors: Science Careers, Ethnicity, Career Choice, Foreign Countries
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Rodrigues, Susan; Taylor, Neil; Cameron, Margaret; Syme-Smith, Lorraine; Fortuna, Colette – Science Education International, 2010
This paper reports on data collected via an audience response system, where a convenience sample of 300 adults aged 17-50 pressed a button to register their answers for twenty multiple choice questions. The responses were then discussed with the respondents at the time. The original dataset includes physics, biology and chemistry questions. The…
Descriptors: Audience Response, International Studies, Familiarity, Chemistry
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McLuckie, Joe; Rodrigues, Susan; Taylor, Neil; Williamson, Graham – Science Education International, 2007
This paper explores the influence of symbolic or representational learning materials on pupil engagement or learning outcomes, when 14-16 year old pupils use common types of science simulations. The project pilot phase involved three (15-16 year old) male pupils and a main phase involved twenty-one (14-15 year old) pupils. A retrospective accounts…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Computer Literacy, Simulation, Adolescents
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Rodrigues, Susan – Science Education International, 2003
Discusses the Partnership for Primary Science project which aimed to provide and promote continuous professional development in science and information communication technologies (ICT). Evidence suggests that teachers' science instruction and use of ICT rather than their understanding of science concepts underwent the most significant change.…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Partnerships in Education, Primary Education, Professional Development