School-community collaborations: bringing authentic science into schools

Tytler, Russell, Cripps Clark, John and Symington, David 2015, School-community collaborations: bringing authentic science into schools, Teaching science, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 28-34.

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Title School-community collaborations: bringing authentic science into schools
Author(s) Tytler, RussellORCID iD for Tytler, Russell
Cripps Clark, JohnORCID iD for Cripps Clark, John
Symington, David
Journal name Teaching science
Volume number 60
Issue number 3
Start page 28
End page 34
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Science Teachers Association
Place of publication Deakin, A.C.T.
Publication date 2015-09-15
ISSN 1449-6313
Keyword(s) School community partnerships
Science curriculum
Boundary crossing
Summary 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.
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
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