Making science lessons engaging more popular and equitable through emotional literacy

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Snowden, Emma ; Matthews, Brian (2007)
  • Publisher: Science Education Review
  • Subject: X130 | X300 | X330

This article highlights the benefits of introducing aspects of emotional literacy into lessons. Data were collected from 165 Year 7 pupils in two schools over 1 year. Pupils benefit as they can enjoy science more, as well as learn to work together and support each other to learn. The research found that incorporating emotional literacy strategies into lessons on a regular basis increased pupils' interest in continuing with science as a subject, especially in the case of girls. The latter part of the article explains in detail the\ud strategies that were used to develop pupils' emotional literacy and specifies how these can be utilised effectively so that interested teachers can replicate them.
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