Some Effects of the New Chemistry Syllabuses on Industrial Trainees in Scotland

Morrison, Thomas Ian (1973) Some Effects of the New Chemistry Syllabuses on Industrial Trainees in Scotland. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

During the early 1960's new syllabuses in chemistry were introduced into Scottish schools. In 1970, a research programme 4 began to evaluate these new syllabuses, by comparing the attitudes and performances of university students who had been taught from a traditional syllabus, with those who had been taught from the new. The work embodied in this research is a contribution to the widening front of this research. The pupils concerned in this work are those who did not go to university and who left school with an O-grade pass in chemistry, having been taught from a new syllabus. After school, the pupils proceeded to a F.E. College and studied O-1 chemistry, and in some cases, subsequently O-2 chemistry also, prior to taking up full time employment. The pupils concerned studied at F.E. College during the years 1970-72. This research has sought to compare the attitudes of pupils to their O-grade and O-1 chemistry courses, and to discover where the main difficulties of the pupils lay, both in their theoretical and practical work. The views of their lecturers concerning the successes and failures of the new O-grade syllabus, have also been obtained. The performances of individual pupils in the O-grade, O-1 and O-2 examinations have been compared with a view to establishing the existence or otherwise of any worthwhile correlations. Arising from the results of this research, some recommendations are made to interested bodies, and an outline for the scope of any future work is suggested.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Science education, Curriculum development, Industrial arts education
Date of Award: 1973
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1973-78621
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 12:09
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 12:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/78621

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