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SEMINAR: Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket)

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Today's date is Friday, November 15, 2019
Choosing science comes more from the heart than from the brain (or the pocket) : A retrospective study of why scientists chose to study science Other events...
The ‘science pipeline’ in Australia is under threat because not enough budding scientists are moving through from school to university to science-based jobs. The aim of this research was to retrospectively survey current Australian and New Zealand scientists to ascertain why they chose to study science. The quantitative data from 722 respondents showed that, unsurprisingly, the main reasons were that they were interested in science and they were good at science. Secondary school science classes and one particular science teacher also were found to be important factors. Of more interest are their anecdotes about the challenges of becoming a scientist, some of which will be shared in this presentation.
Speaker(s) Winthrop Professor Grady Venville
Location Faculty of Education Conference Room
Contact Michelle Emmett <michelle.emmett@uwa.edu.au> : 08-6488-1712
URL http://www.education.uwa.edu.au/research/seminar
Start Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:00
End Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:00
Submitted by Michelle Emmett <michelle.emmett@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Fri, 02 May 2014 13:41
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