Asking students: what key ideas would make classroom biology interesting?
Kidman, Gillian C. (2008) Asking students: what key ideas would make classroom biology interesting? Teaching Science, 54(2), pp. 34-38.
Of concern is an international trend of students' increasing reluctance to choose science courses in both their final years of secondary school and tertiary levels of education. Research into the phenomena indicates an influencing factor to be the 'uninteresting curriculum' (OECD, 2006) of school science. This article presents an exploration of what biotechnology key ideas students consider to be interesting as topics in their biology classes.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||biotechnology, biology, interest, curriculum|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Australian Science Teachers Association|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2009 03:22|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 08:08|
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