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ERIC Number: EJ838779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Ocean to Outback: Leonie Rennie's Contribution to Science Education in Australia
Venville, Grady
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v4 n2 p323-334 Jun 2009
In this article I initially borrow a metaphor from an art exhibition, "Ocean to Outback," as a way to express my perspective on the contribution that Leonie Rennie has made to science education in Australia. I then consider Leonie's contributions as overlapping themes. In particular, Leonie's well-known research on gender and issues of equity in science education is explored as well as her highly regarded work on learning science in out-of-school settings. Curriculum integration is a less well-known aspect of Leonie's research that also is considered. Leonie's important contributions to research training and policy in science education are briefly described and commented on. Finally, I return to the metaphor of "Ocean to Outback" that reflects the enormity of the contribution that Leonie has made but also gives insight into her personal journey and qualities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia