ERIC Number: EJ942314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
A Short History of the Science and Mathematics Education Centre at Curtin University
Treagust, David F.
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n3 p725-735 Sep 2011
This article is presented in four parts. In the first part, I describe the foundation of the Science and Mathematics Education Centre (SMEC) at Curtin University. In the second part, I explain the development of SMEC's teaching and research capacity under its three directors. In the third section, I describe how federal government support of SMEC as a national Key Centre for Teaching and Research in School Science and Mathematics provided enhanced postgraduate study opportunities for science and mathematics teachers throughout Australia by offering degree programs through distance education and face-to-face contact, short courses, and seminars. At the same time, research and teaching capacity of the academic staff was enhanced through the internationalisation of the programs being offered. In the final section, I describe current and future developments at SMEC.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Distance Education, Federal Government, Educational History, Research Universities, Graduate Study, Seminars, International Education, Program Descriptions, Futures (of Society)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia