School innovation in science : a model for supporting school and teacher development

Tytler, Russell 2007, School innovation in science : a model for supporting school and teacher development, Research in science education, vol. 37, no. 2, pp. 189-216.

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Title School innovation in science : a model for supporting school and teacher development
Author(s) Tytler, Russell
Journal name Research in science education
Volume number 37
Issue number 2
Start page 189
End page 216
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 0157-244X
1573-1898
Keyword(s) teacher professional learning
school and teacher change
science teaching and learning
science pedagogy
science teacher professional development
Summary ‘School Innovation in Science’ represents a model, developed through working with more than 200 Victorian schools, to improve science teaching and learning. SIS works at the level of the science team and the teacher, providing resources to challenge and support the change process. Its emphasis is on strategic planning supported by a framework for describing effective teaching, materials for auditing practice and planning initiatives, and a networked support structure. Experience and results from the project, concerning the nature and extent of change, will be used to provide insight into the multidimensional nature of the change process and to suggest a number of principles concerning support for change. Arising out of this, the major elements of a School Innovation Model are identified, that supports a transformative agenda for schools more generally.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2007
Copyright notice ©Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007416

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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