Early career scientists influencing students' attitudes towards science

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Keys, Phil. (2008). Early career scientists influencing students' attitudes towards science. New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education. pp. 1 - 10
AuthorsKeys, Phil
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This study investigated the influence of earlt career scientists (tertiary science students) working as peer tutors/mentors in junior secondary science classes. Four schools, 10 teachers and their classes parcipitated in the program over 18 months. An early career scientist (ECS) was assigned to each class to support the teaching and learning of science. A mixed methodology was used, with a concurrent nested strategy (Creswell, 2003) to compare the results of the qualitative data with the results of the Test of Science Related Attitudes - TORSA (Fraser, 1981), which measured students' attitudes towards science and future career choices. The project was funded by the Australian Schools Innovations Science Technology and Mathematics projects (ASISTM). The study has implications for the introduction of scientists to schools and similar mentoring programs that foster students' interst in science

Year2008
JournalNew Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference Proceedings
PublisherNew Zealand Association for Research in Education
Page range1 - 10
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationNew Zealand
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