Science Practicals Boost Engagement: Are we wasting our time? pt. 4 | Adam

“Are we doing a practical today sir?”

Said every student ever. No doubt many of my colleagues will have been asked the same question many times before. Funnily, no student ever asks “are we going to be learning about how the thermal decomposition of limestone is used to manufacture glass and concrete today?”

A general approach to engagement

The subject of engagement is fraught with difficulties. Different people mean different things when they use the term, such that definitional needs are paramount here. In my experience, it has meant:
Long term intellectual appreciation of a subject…

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