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Science learning in rural Australia: not necessarily the poor cousin

Tytler, Russell and Symington, David 2015, Science learning in rural Australia: not necessarily the poor cousin, Teaching science, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 19-25.

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Title Science learning in rural Australia: not necessarily the poor cousin
Author(s) Tytler, RussellORCID iD for Tytler, Russell orcid.org/0000-0003-0161-7240
Symington, David
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 61
Issue number 3
Start page 19
End page 25
Total pages 6
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Deakin West, A.C.T.
Publication date 2015-09
ISSN 0045-0855
Keyword(s) Science Education
Rural Education
Summary There is considerable evidence suggesting that students in rural schools lag behind their city counterparts in measures of science literacy and attitude to science learning. If we are to address this situation we need to build as full a picture as we can of the key features of what is a complex and varied rural schooling context. In this article we will draw on research studies conducted over a decade to present evidence of successful innovations in science education in some rural schools which suggest possible ways ahead.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Grant ID SiMERR
Copyright notice ©2015, Australian Science Teachers Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090349

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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