The Educational Research Centre (ERC) today launched a report describing the students’ perspectives on their school and on learning mathematics and science in Ireland. It reports data collected for TIMSS 2015 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), one of the world’s largest studies of educational achievement, based on the responses of about 9000 students in Fourth Class and Second Year who took part in TIMSS 2015 in Ireland, with international comparisons. Topics include:
- Frequency of absence from school.
- Students’ sense of school belonging.
- Students’ attitudes towards mathematics and mathematics lessons.
- Students’ attitudes towards science and science lessons.
- Differences in attitudes between boys and girls.
- Differences in attitudes between Fourth Class and Second Year.
- Relationships between attitudes and the home learning environment.
It can be downloaded here.