BHP Billiton science teacher awards

Chittleborough, Gail and Campbell, Coral 2012, BHP Billiton science teacher awards, Teaching science, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 51-55.

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Title BHP Billiton science teacher awards
Author(s) Chittleborough, Gail
Campbell, Coral
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 58
Issue number 4
Start page 51
End page 55
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Deakin, ACT
Publication date 2012-12
ISSN 1449-6313
Keyword(s) science education
teacher education
science learning
Summary The prestigious BHP Billiton Science Teacher Awards are awarded annually to one teacher from each state of Australia. The awards recognise and value the time and effort that teachers give to the profession and to students conducting scientific research projects. This paper examines the Science Award scheme to identify the characteristics common to these innovative teachers in science. The data is drawn from interviews with seven award-winning teachers plus the judges of the scheme. The data indicated that quality teaching was evident in their practice - valuing students’ ownership of their work, doing authentic science investigations and showcasing their work.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Australian Science Teachers Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050133

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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