Formal science education: The 'why's and 'why not's of student enrolment behaviour

This project investigated the science enrolment behaviour of Australian high school students. The catalyst for this project was a report released by the Office of the Chief Scientist in 2011 regarding the decline in enrolments in science classes in the later years of high school. One of the biggest issues that was found to stop students enrolling was that there was no clear link between the science learnt in the class room and 'real life'.