THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

Cuireann Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann an taighde chun cinn. Tugaimid aitheantas do scoth taighdeoirí na hÉireann. Tugaimid tacaíocht don scoláireacht agus cuirimid an pobal ar an eolas faoin leas atá le baint as an eolaíocht agus as na daonnachtaí. Creidimid gur gá an dea-thaighde a chur chun cinn, a chothú agus a chur in iúl don phobal. Comhairle dá chuid ball a reachtálann an tAcadamh. Déantar baill a thoghadh agus meastar gurb é an gradam acadúil is airde in Éirinn é.

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The Relevance of Science Education in Ireland

by  Philip Matthews
€ 6.50

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

May 2007

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 100

ISBN: 9781904890386

This report discusses the results of the Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) survey completed by 688 students from 29 second-level schools in Ireland in November 2003. All the students were in Transition Year or in the first year of their Leaving Certificate programme and had completed a course of study in Junior Certificate Science in the previous June. The ROSE survey has been completed by students in 37 countries. It was designed to gather information about students' opinions of school science and science-related issues in general. The findings come under the following headings: 'What I want to learn about'; 'My opinions about science and technology'; 'My out-of-school experiences' and 'Myself as a scientist'. The Irish students' views are discussed in relation to current issues in Irish science education and placed in a wider context by comparing the results with those from other countries taking part in the ROSE project.

About the authors

Philip Matthews