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Developing a rural and regional science challenge to utilise community and industry-based partnerships

Blake, Damian and Campbell, Coral 2009, Developing a rural and regional science challenge to utilise community and industry-based partnerships, EURASIA journal of mathematics, science & technology education, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 247-253.

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Title Developing a rural and regional science challenge to utilise community and industry-based partnerships
Author(s) Blake, Damian
Campbell, Coral
Journal name EURASIA journal of mathematics, science & technology education
Volume number 5
Issue number 3
Start page 247
End page 253
Publisher Eurasia Publishing House
Place of publication Ankara, Turkey
Publication date 2009-08
ISSN 1305-8223
Keyword(s) community
engagement
learning
partnerships
science education
Summary Interest and participation in science in schools has been declining for many years and there is a genuine need to rejuvenate interest in science at the high school level. One possible solution is the completion of challenging science projects which fulfill an authentic purpose in the community. This paper discusses the results of ongoing research into the establishment of a rural and regional Science Challenge which makes use of partnerships with local industries and community groups to encourage the development of authentic science projects. In the development of the Science Challenge, many issues are emerging in relation to teachers' work, resources, administration and school cultures. This paper reports on the preliminary findings and indicates directions for the future.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Eurasia Publishing House
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022805

Document type: Journal Article
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