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Scientific inquiry: where is it in the educational technology landscape?
conference contributionposted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by K Elliott, K Sweeney, V Galea, H Irving, Liz JohnsonLiz Johnson
This paper describes some of the challenges facing science educators at tertiary level. It subsequently introduces a project supported by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (formally Carrick), which aims to investigate the effective use of educational technologies to promote understanding of scientific inquiry and development of skills necessary to conduct successful investigations. The project will use a qualitative research framework to examine current practice and to determine best practice in teaching scientific inquiry skills to bioscience students. Study findings are expected to provide guidance on developing skills in the next generation of bioscientists.