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Exploring the Australian Science Curriculum : A way forward?

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posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Russell TytlerRussell Tytler
There is considerable international concern about science education based on the number of students engaged with science and mathematics, and research showing student disenchantment with school science curricula. ln this presentation I will trace through a history of concerns with school science, and describe the recommendations and curriculum responses to these concerns internationally and particularly in Australia. The new Australian Science Curriculum is based around ideas related to scientific literacy and inquiry curriculum, and includes science inquiry skills and science as a human endeavour' as major strands. I will describe the features of the course and raise the question - does it represent a productive way forward? The various aspects of the course are related to current directions in science education research, and examples will be given of my own involvement in national curriculum initiatives, into school-community links, and Deakin research into a pedagogy that focuses on student generation of representations, as examples of ways forward for improving student engagement with learning science.

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Event

International Seminar of Science Education (4th : 2010 : Bandung, Indonesia)

Publisher

Indonesia University of Education (UPI)

Location

Bandung, Indonesia

Place of publication

Bandung, Indonesia

Start date

2010-10-30

ISBN-13

9789799923233

Language

eng

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E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

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2010, Indonesia University of Education (UPI)

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar on Science Education

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