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Friday, January 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Mitigating the Effect of Family Background on Students' Science Aspirations (224)

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This study, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, looks at how students from disadvantaged backgrounds can be encouraged to study post-compulsory chemistry. We found that student motivation, good teaching and participation in extra-curricular activities can mitigate the effect of family background in developing science aspirations amongst disadvantaged students.

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Professor Michael J Reiss

Professor of Science Education, UCL

Friday January 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am GMT
Aston Webb C Block
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