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School innovation in science: transformative initiatives in Victorian secondary schools
journal contributionposted on 01.12.2003, 00:00 authored by Russell TytlerRussell Tytler, S Nakos
The School Innovation in Science intiative is operating in more than 300 schools in Victoria. It has achieved considerable success in transforming science teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools. This paper describes the core elements of SIS, and provides an overview of the different types of initiatives pursued by secondary schools arising out of an action planning process. case studies of initiatives illustrate the richness and range of innovation in schools. It is argued that the SIS model provides the conditions for deep seated change and innovation in schools' science programs.