Science in school and society

Tytler, Russell and Symington, David 2006, Science in school and society, Teaching science : the journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 10-15.

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Title Science in school and society
Author(s) Tytler, RussellORCID iD for Tytler, Russell
Symington, David
Journal name Teaching science : the journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association
Volume number 52
Issue number 3
Start page 10
End page 15
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Canberra, ACT
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1449-6313
Summary This article describes the insights generated from a series of focus groups conducted around significant areas of science research and development, with practitioners of science and technology, and policy and education people from industry and government. The participants in these groups had a great deal to say about how important the understandings and attitudes of members of the community were to their field of activity, as well as the way science is practiced in contemporary settings. On the basis of the evidence we argue that school science should take as its focus the development of understandings of, and attitudes to, science for citizens generally. We suggest that this means, for both future citizens and scientists, that practice in school science needs to change to better represent contemporary science practice.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2006
Copyright notice ©2006
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