What are upper primary school students' perceptions of science? The Trinidad and Tobago context

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dc.contributor.author Maharaj-Sharma, Rawatee
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-14T16:39:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-14T16:39:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Maharaj-Sharma, R. (2012). What are upper primary school students' perceptions of science? The Trinidad and Tobago context. Caribbean Curriculum, 19, 91-108. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1017-5636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13705
dc.description.abstract In this study, 840 9- to 12-year-old upper primary students from schools across Trinidad and Tobago were surveyed to determine their perceptions of science, and to explore their views about the likeability of science. It was found that the students' perceptions of science were wide ranging, and that these perceptions were linked in large part to the way that science is delivered at the upper primary level. In general, students expressed high levels of liking for the discipline when it is delivered to them using practical hands-on approaches. This study also showed that there were differences in the perceptions held by boys and those held by girls, and that these differences were linked to certain science topics. It was also found that certain science topics were highly favoured by the students, and that the topics favoured varied with students' gender, age, and ability en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en_US
dc.subject Primary school students en_US
dc.subject Science education en_US
dc.subject Primary school science en_US
dc.subject Student attitudes en_US
dc.subject Perceptions en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title What are upper primary school students' perceptions of science? The Trinidad and Tobago context en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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