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Title: Engaging Schools in Cutting Edge Science: From the Educator’s Perspective
Authors: Richardson, Adrian
Hopkins, Della
Keywords: education
engaging and enthusing
project development
scientific research
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Adrian Richardson, Della Hopkins, Engaging Schools in Cutting Edge Science: From the Educator’s Perspective, in Pier Luigi Nimis and Régine Vignes Lebbe (eds.): “Tools for Identifying Biodiversity: Progress and Problems. Proceedings of the International Congress, Paris, September 20-22, 2010”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2010, pp. 401-404.
Abstract: The field of scientific research, by definition, is constantly developing new techniques and adapting current thinking in order to address pertinent issues. With curriculum constraints and exam-based teaching, it is becoming increasingly challenging to engage young people in new ideas and methods, and thus facilitate them in becoming the scientists of the future. A new project developed though collaboration between the Cothill Educational Trust and The Natural History Museum aims to develop a deeper understanding of biodiversity science in pre-GCSE aged children, kindling a real excitement for the science subjects at school.
ISBN: 978-88-8303-295-0
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