Children Challenging Industry: Evaluation of the impact of the CCI programe 2012 to 2016

Maria Turkenburg-van Diepen, Pamela Hanley

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The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) at the University of York has been delivering the Children Challenging Industry (CCI) programme since
1996. CCI is aimed at teachers and children in primary schools, as well as science-based manufacturing companies, with the underlying philosophy that children will learn about science through real-life practical activities. The project involves children in completing a series of practical activities in the classroom and also, where possible, going on a site visit to local industry. The programme was evaluated via teacher and pupil questionnaires administered before and after the CCI project. Both pupils and teachers were generally positively disposed towards the CCI project they took part in. Judging by changes in ratings on a range of statements, attitudes towards science and industry have improved
over the course of the project. Differences between girls and boys and between the two regions involved in the study were subtle and not necessarily consistently related to one factor or aspect of the project. The qualitative responses suggest that it might be possible to make small improvements to some of the trips which would make them an even better experience for the
pupils, but richer data related to each project would be necessary to enable this to happen.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationYork
PublisherUniversity of York
Commissioning bodyUniversity of York
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes


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