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Sport

This Nuffield Working with Science unit was designed to give the student the opportunity to work scientifically and to acquire some of the positive attitudes associated with informed opinions and the use of objective argument based on evidence. It was also hoped that the students' appreciation of sport and what is...

Water Pollution

This Nuffield Working with Science unit encouraged students to consider water pollution problems at national and international level, by coming to understand a local example of pollution through their own investigations.

Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in...

The Continuing Mathematics Project: a Case Study

This report gives a fairly full account of the origins and life of the Continuing Mathematics Project (CMP), together with details of what materials were produced and how it was developed and tested in schools. In addition to a discussion of the way in which a variety of institutions used the materials, four tutors...

Schools Council Working Paper No.18

Produced as part of the Schools Council Project, this archive document looks at how schools were responding to the advent of new technologies and scientific developments in the late 1960's.

[i]Project Technology[/i] was set up by the Schools Council to design and test teaching materials for schools wishing...

Schools Council Project in Applied Science and Technology

From the Schools Council, this archive document describes the results of a pilot study into the impact of technology in schools during the late 1960's.

In attempting to clarify the position of technology in the schools, this report considered three fundamental questions:
* What is Technology?
*...

Nuffield Advanced Chemistry: Examinations and Assessment

The Nuffield Chemistry team worked with the then London Board to develop new styles of assessment to support new approaches to teaching and learning in science first at O-level and then at A-level. Many of the approaches adopted in the 1960s have stood the test of time with the common use of a mixture of fixed...

Revised Nuffield Advanced Physics Examinations and Investigations

In the Nuffield Advanced Physics course, published by the Nuffield Foundation, the original authors were keenly aware of the need to design an end-of-course examination that was not only technically 'reliable' but was also 'valid', in that it tested the stated aims of the course. This book was written as a guide to...

Alternatives for Science Education

Alternatives for Science Education was produced and published by the Association for Science Education (ASE) in 1979. Its sub-title, A Consultative Document, indicates its aim and status. In addition to being a document of considerable historical interest, it contains arguments of continued relevance.

The...

Technology and School Science: an HMI Enquiry

This enquiry into technology and school science was conducted by HMI. The report was published in 1985. The enquiry was concerned not only with the specific technology courses offered by science departments but also sought to obtain details of any attempts being made to develop technology across the curriculum,...

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