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ERIC Number: EJ958986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
Engaging with Schools and Increasing Primary School Students' Interest in Science: An Intersectoral Collaboration
Willsher, Kerre; Penman, Joy
Education in Rural Australia, v21 n2 p87-103 2011
This paper discusses an initiative called "Scientists in Schools" which was implemented with a group of seventy (n=70) Year 4 and Year 7 students studying in a local school in regional South Australia with the primary objective of raising awareness and interest in the study of sciences. Mezirow's critical reflection was used by the teacher and lecturers involved to evaluate the initiative. Findings revealed an overall satisfaction with the initiative in teaching salient aspects of science to school children, providing ample opportunities for learning about university, and at the same time enhancing personal and professional growth and development for the school teacher and academics involved. (Contains 1 figure.)
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913, Australia. Tel: +08-9264-5809; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia