School innovation in science : change, culture, complexity

Tytler, Russel 2005, School innovation in science : change, culture, complexity, in Research and the quality of science education, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp.89-105.

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Title School innovation in science : change, culture, complexity
Author(s) Tytler, Russel
Title of book Research and the quality of science education
Editor(s) Boersma, Kerst
Goedhart, Martin
de Jong, Onno
Eijkelhof, Harrie
Publication date 2005
Total chapters 38
Start page 89
End page 105
Total pages 17
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Summary The School Innovation in Science (SIS) initiative has developed and evaluated a model to improve science teaching and learning across a school system. The model involves a framework for describing effective teaching and learning, and a strategy that allows schools flexibility to develop their practice to suit local conditions and to maintain ownership of the change process. SIS has proved successful in improving science teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools. Evidence of variations in the nature and extent of the change is used to argue that the process is essentially cultural in nature, and that change occurs at different levels within a school. Processes supporting change thus need to be flexible and responsive.
ISBN 1402036728
9781402036729
Edition European Science Education Research Association. International Conference (4th : 2003 : Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands)
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000823

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
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