Beyond the Beaker: Maximising the Impact of a Science Careers Program on High School Students' Attitudes towards Science [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Prof GJ Venville; Dr NE Longnecker; Prof LJ Rennie

Brief description The falling numbers of young people choosing to pursue the study of science has become a matter of national debate and societal concern. Australia's international competitiveness is increasingly dependent on high-level, science-based technical skills, knowledge and innovation. This research will inform the national impetus required from government, business and education sectors to take action by providing research-informed models about how to positively influence students' attitudes towards science and science subject selection. These models will provide critical information about how to secure the next generation of scientists in Australia and a science skilled and knowledgeable workforce and general population.

Funding Amount $200,000

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