Frontier Science: Let's Talk about STEM

  • Josephine Chen-Wilson (Speaker)
  • Hill, K. (Author)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsConference Presentation


This presentation explores different dimensions of science capital in primary school children. Children in Years 4 to 6 in the West Midlands and Oxfordshire (N=620) completed a survey on their science capital and how they conceptualise science. They also chose whether they would like to get into STEM-related careers and the reasons behind their choice.
The developmental trends and gender differences were observed in some of the science capital dimensions. It was also noted children's STEM affinity varied across schools. More children did not want to get into STEM-related careers in the future.
We will discuss the implications of the findings fully in the talk.
Period6 Jan 2024
Event titleAssociation for Science Education annual conference: ASE 2024 Annual Conference
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • STEM aspiration
  • STEM affinity