Schools and teachers supporting student open investigations

Symington, David and Tytler, Russell 2011, Schools and teachers supporting student open investigations, Teaching science, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 8-12.

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Title Schools and teachers supporting student open investigations
Author(s) Symington, David
Tytler, RussellORCID iD for Tytler, Russell
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 57
Issue number 1
Start page 8
End page 12
Total pages 5
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Deakin West, A. C. T.
Publication date 2011-03
ISSN 1449-6313
Keyword(s) schools
science - study and teaching
science experiments
Summary This paper draws on a study of the BHP Billiton Science Awards to explore the ways in which open investigation work occurs in schools. The research used interviews with teachers and students and state organisers to develop a picture of what happens on the ground in running student open investigations, and to trace how schools have built a culture of investigation. The paper explores how schools develop and maintain practices that effectively support students' engagement in open investigation work in Science.
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
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Australian Science Teachers Association
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