Research Thesis Topic
The Influence of Entertainment Mass Media on Children’s Understandings of a Particular Aspect of Science
This work would follow and consolidate existing research into the influence of entertainment mass media on understandings about genes and DNA held by 10-12 year olds in Australia. The candidate could choose an aspect of science according to their interest and expertise. This work could be conducted in Australia or overseas. The research would most likely involve a mixed methods approach, including surveys and semi structured interviews. This is an under researched area in the literature. Key themes would include the prevalence and importance of the mass media, the presence and presentation of science concepts in entertainment mass media, children’s conceptions and misconceptions in science, and scientific literacy.
- School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
- Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Education Systems
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