Why do Norwegian youth choose physics?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Resource Type:
Research Products | Research Brief
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs, Higher Education Programs
Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Education and learning science | Physics
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
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This study sought to understand what motivates students at the high school and early college level to choose physics. It explored students’ expectations of their study of physics and their priorities for future careers. The researchers intended to contribute strategies to increase the number of females who complete university physics degrees. They also hoped to show that a wider range of perspectives needs to be represented among physics practitioners.


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