The Australian science curriculum
journal contributionposted on 2011-09-01, 00:00 authored by Russell TytlerRussell Tytler, Linda HobbsLinda Hobbs
The Australian Science Curriculum has appeared at a time when there is widespread concern for the quality of science teaching and learning in Australia and the engagement of students in learning science, leading to calls for significant reform. The new curriculum thus carries the hopes of reform-minded scientists and educators for a change in the way science in schools can support teaching practices that engage students in quality learning. This analysis will examine whether it is an adequate vehicle for doing this. Will it live up to our expectations?