Analysing Practical Science Activities To Assess And Improve Their Effectiveness


ASE Member Price £8.50

Robin Millar
Published 2010 | The Association for Science Education | 24pages

This booklet provides teachers with the tools to analyse practical activities to clarify the objectives, highlight the main features, and evaluate effectiveness.


This booklet presents a method for analysing practical activities to provide a clear description of their principal features. This analysis provides a basis for considering the effectiveness of a practical activity, and for thinking about how it might be modified to improve it.

The booklet contains:

  • a discussion of the effectiveness of practical teaching
  • ways to analyse practical activities
  • checklists for analysing and evaluating a single practical activity, and for analysing and comparing up to ten practical activities.
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