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An Exploratory Case Study of Olympiad Students’ Attitudes towards and Passion for Science

Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady


Much is known about high school students’ attitudes towards science but there is almost no research on what passion for science might look like and how it might be manifested. This exploratory case study took advantage of a unique group of highly gifted science students participating in the Australian Science Olympiad (N = 69) to explore their attitudes towards school science and science as presented in the Olympiad summer camp. In particular the role the summer camp might play in igniting the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Science Education
DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2010.550654
Access Rights: Open Access


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