Science--Study and teaching

Report

15 Mar 2017
103

ACARA has released its fifth National Assessment Program (NAP) – Science Literacy report. The report shows Australian Year 6 students’ science literacy levels have remained static.

Data from the NAP – science literacy assessments, held in late 2015, reveal little change in national performance...

Commentary

13 Jan 2017
23

If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you’ll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who saw the first results indicating discovery of the Higgs boson laments she can’t yet tell anyone.

It’s a transitory...

Audio

14 Dec 2016
53

Australian women are significantly underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, with less than one in ten engineering graduates being female.

The Curious Minds program aims to address that, by matching promising high school students with women working in the STEM sector....

Conference paper

1 Dec 2016
5

This paper explores the outcomes of the initial phase of an industry-focussed STEM project which places final year Design and Technology pre-service teachers (PST) into industry placements.

Report

29 Nov 2016
230

This report, released by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), on the latest international study of mathematics and science achievement, reveals no improvement in the performance of Australian students.

Releasing the report, ACER Director of Educational Monitoring and Research, Dr Sue Thomson, said...

Report

1 Mar 2016
59

A new report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides the first detailed analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce.

By investigating the demographics, industries, occupations and salaries of STEM workers, the report is a valuable resource for students,...

Journal article

24 Feb 2016
89

Describes the use of futures themes, concepts and techniques in undergraduate middle school teacher education courses.

Journal article

21 Feb 2016
26

Slowmation is a twenty-first century digital literacy educational tool. This teaching and learning tool has been incorporated as an assessment strategy in the curriculum area of science and mathematics with pre-service teachers (PSTs). This paper explores two themes: developing twenty-first century digital literacy skills and...

Journal article

15 Feb 2016
23

This paper reports on an action research-based professional learning programme (PLP) in which early career teachers volunteered to identify and then research an aspect of their science teaching practice. The PLP was facilitated by academics from the School of Education and the Barbara Hardy Institute...

Guide

20 Jan 2016
165

This guide aims to help teachers and students access over 250 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes.

Foreword

It takes fourteen years, or thereabouts, for young people to progress from pre-school to Year 12 in Australia. What happens to them in that...

Transcript

27 Oct 2015
51

Retiring Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, delivered this keynote address at the Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit, and welcomed Dr Alan Finkel as Australia's eighth Chief Scientist.

Journal article

22 Jul 2015
34

Australia

Like other developed countries, Australia grapples with the education of its citizens, particularly the scientific aspects of global environmental problems that require well-informed literate citizens and an urgent need for more scientifically literate knowledge workers. This paper takes this crisis as a...

Report

25 Mar 2015
91

This report was commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Australian Academy of Science and produced by the Centre for International Economics (CIE).

The report combines the expertise of Australia’s scientific community with that of business and industry. The aim has...

Report

1 Nov 2014
7

This report examines how participation in maker activities can help girls and women develop skills and provide a bridge to potential careers in computer science and engineering. It examines the nature and drivers of female involvement in the maker movement and considers how that involvement...

Strategy

2 Sep 2014
186

Presents recommendations for Australia to take a strategic approach to science and its related fields, focusing on: building competitiveness, supporting high quality education and training, maximising research potential and strengthening international engagement.

Introduction

The global economy is changing. New technologies and smart...

Journal article

28 Jul 2014
42

Over the past decade, primary/middle pre-service teachers at the University of South Australia have been employing socio-scientific issues (SSIs) as the basis of planning meaningful and connected science and mathematics experiences for students in low socio economic schools. We have used the philosophic and pragmatic...

Journal article

22 Dec 2013
10

In this study, the author developed a model to describe academic self-concept (ASC) in science and validated an instrument for its measurement. Unlike previous models of science ASC, which envisage science as a homogenous single global construct, this model took a multidimensional view by conceiving...

Dataset

27 Feb 2012
17

The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation has been tracking community attitudes and engagement with science and technology since its benchmarking survey in 2007, Community Interest and Engagement with Science and Technology in Victoria Research Report (prepared by Quantum Market Research). Another survey, Community...

Report

1 Mar 2010
1342

In an effort to better understand the ways in which young people’s learning and expression are being shaped by mobile and digital technologies, the Pearson Foundation released “The Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy,” a research white paper on the effects of digital media...

Report

1 Aug 2007
287

The failure of school science to respond to the changing needs of students and the changing nature of science itself has created a crisis in Australian science education that shows no sign of abating according to a new review of research. Russell Tytler calls for...

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