Science for public understanding

This report offered an evaluation of the teaching and learning of the AS course in Science for Public Understanding. It also presented insights about teaching and learning new kinds of courses generally. 

The report was commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation and written by Professor Jonathan Osborne, Professor Richard Duschl and Dr Robert Fairbrother of the Department of Education and Professional Studies, King’s College, London. It was published in 2002.

Science for Public Understanding, the AS developed in partnership by the Nuffield Foundation and the University of York has now been succeeded by a new AS level course, Science in Society