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Creative Research Science Experiences for High School Students

  • Constance Hammond mail,

    hammond@inmed.univ-mrs.fr

    Affiliation: Tous Chercheurs, Equipe de Recherche Technologique en éducation (ERTé) Hippocampe n°47, INMED and Aix-Marseille II University, Marseille, France

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  • David Karlin,

    Affiliation: Tous Chercheurs, Equipe de Recherche Technologique en éducation (ERTé) Hippocampe n°47, INMED and Aix-Marseille II University, Marseille, France

    Current address:Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Jean Thimonier

    Affiliation: Tous Chercheurs, Equipe de Recherche Technologique en éducation (ERTé) Hippocampe n°47, INMED and Aix-Marseille II University, Marseille, France

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  • Published: September 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000447

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worthy but insubstantial

Posted by wsjames on 29 Sep 2010 at 11:24 GMT

The aim of the project is obviously good, but I am surprised that it has been published without the usual details you would expect in an academic work. There is essentially no discussion of the theoretical underpinnings of the work, or placing it in the context of previously published work. There is no detail of the mini-projects at a level that would enable anyone else to replicate them (the broad outlines presented do not differentiate this from general problem-based practical courses). There is no presentation of outcomes of any description; not even student satisfaction and before-and after subjective opinions.

No competing interests declared.

RE: worthy but insubstantial

plosbiology replied to wsjames on 19 Oct 2010 at 18:00 GMT

The Community Page offers authors a forum for organizations and societies to highlight their efforts to enhance the dissemination and value of scientific knowledge. We typically do not publish education research articles in this section, but rather descriptions of informal science education initiatives.

No competing interests declared.