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ERIC Number: EJ1120235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1449-6313
Thinking Science Australia: A Short History of How Thirty Science Lessons Transform Learning and Teaching
Smith, Tim
Teaching Science, v62 n3 p16-21 Sep 2016
Originally called Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education, Thinking Science is a program of 30 lessons, usually delivered in Years 7 and 8, that has been shown to improve learner outcomes in science, maths and English. Over recent years, it has grown in popularity in Australia and was the subject of an ARC-funded research project at the University of Western Australia. This article explains the rationale for the development of Thinking Science, its theory base, an outline of the pedagogical approach, some findings within the Australian context and a suggestion about a future for the program in Australia.
Australian Science Teachers Association. P.O. Box 334, Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia. Tel: +61-02-6282-9377; Fax: +61-02-6282-9477; e-mail: publications@asta.edu.au; Web site: http://www.asta.edu.au/resources/teachingscience
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia