Action Research Projects

These research reports, published by LSIS, describe a wide range of projects that have been performed by providers of post-16 education and training. The research has been performed by practitioners in STEM subjects in diverse institutions.



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Improving learning in practical sessions through the integration of information technology

This action research report from Henley College, was published by LSIS in 2009. The project looked at incorporating data logging equipment into practical sessions. Fully integrated, it provides learners with autonomy to complete their own scientific investigations. Students were required to make good use of...

Improving motivation and attainment

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this research project was carried out by Amersham and Wycombe College. The project looked to see how science class cover by non-science subject teachers could be improved. Students satisfaction was assessed at the start of the project and again after trialling the cover material. This...

Improving results by improving students' use of study leave

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes research by Paston College. The project was to develop materials to support effective revision in AS level biology study leave. Also to assess the impact of these materials on students' perceptions of study leave and on their exam performance.

Influencing progression to A level science - Post-16

Published in 2009 by LSIS, this report describes action research performed by Hartlepool Sixth Form College. The project was about establishing the reasons why students opt to take up science at A level and to encourage their progression into a science subject at A level from the college's partner schools....


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