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School-community collaborations: Bringing authentic science into schools

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posted on 15.09.2015, 00:00 authored by Russell TytlerRussell Tytler, John Cripps ClarkJohn Cripps Clark, David Symington
There is increasing interest in collaborative arrangements between schools and community scientists to enhance student engagement with learning. We describe research in which we identify a wide range of such collaborations in Australia, and investigate through interviews with community participants their perspectives on the purposes of collaborations, on the outcomes, and the factors affecting success. We identify challenges with communication, with curriculum and with organisational arrangements that need to be considered in setting up collaborative partnerships, and argue the importance of having a teacher acting as a broker to bridge between the school and scientific communities of practice, if these challenges are to be met.

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Journal

Teaching science

Volume

60

Issue

3

Pagination

28 - 34

Publisher

Australian Science Teachers Association

Location

Deakin, A.C.T.

ISSN

1449-6313

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2015, Australian Science Teachers Association

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