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Lyons, Terry – Teaching Science, 2008
It is often assumed that teachers in rural and remote schools are at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing professional development. But is there sufficient evidence to support this assumption? This paper reports findings from two national surveys comparing the professional development priorities of primary and secondary science teachers from…
Descriptors: Evidence, National Surveys, Science Teachers, Professional Development
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Aldous, Carol – Teaching Science, 2008
A recent national study into Science, ICT and Mathematics education in rural and regional Australia (SiMERR) highlighted the disadvantages faced by rural and remote communities in terms of science learning and teaching. Focus group interviews conducted in rural primary schools in South Australia identified a lack of resources and of access to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Focus Groups, Interviews, Rural Areas
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Keys, Philip M. – Teaching Science, 2008
This study reports on the strategies that regional science teachers found useful when early career scientists--tertiary science students were employed as peer mentors in their science classroom with indigenous and non-indigenous Year 7-10 students. Teachers engaged in a participatory action research to define the role of the early career…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Mentors, College Students, Scientists
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O'Byrne-Bowland, Rowena – Teaching Science, 2008
The "Tiwest" Night Stalk is a national program that was developed originally as a National Science Week activity. It is held between 1 September and 16 October each year.
Descriptors: National Programs, Foreign Countries, Surveys, Scientific Literacy
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Murcia, Karen – Teaching Science, 2008
Developing scientific literacy drove the teaching and learning experiences provided to pre-service primary education teachers. Interactive whiteboard (IWB) pedagogy was used to engage and motivate these students' to explore science's role in making sense of our world and to understand key scientific concepts. Active science learning connected to…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Primary Education, Hands on Science, Scientific Concepts
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Milne, Christine; Roche, Scott; McKay, David – Teaching Science, 2008
Giving students the opportunity to extract, manipulate and visualise DNA molecules enhances a constructivist approach to learning about modern techniques in biology and biotechnology Visualisation usually requires agarose gel electrophoresis and staining. In this article, we report on an alternative DNA stain, Nile Blue A, that may be used in the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Genetics, Biotechnology, Science Instruction
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Aldous, Carol; Barnes, Alan; Clark, Julie – Teaching Science, 2008
A summer school in Science and Technology was held in January 2008 for nineteen Indigenous students commencing year 11 who were identified as having high academic potential in science and mathematics. Known as the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) the summer school was held at the Australian Science and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Indigenous Populations, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Maud, Ian – Teaching Science, 2008
Teaching Robotics in the classroom involves the use of different strategies to a conventional classroom but yields exceptional outcomes: in most cases students are teaching themselves and may not even realise it! This is "learning by stealth" and produces effective knowledge. Students also develop many additional and complementary skills…
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Skill Development, Science Instruction
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Wilson, Kimberley; Stemp, Kellie – Teaching Science, 2008
Edmund Rice Education Australia Flexible Learning Centres (EREAFLCs) operate within a social inclusion framework to "walk with" young people who have disengaged from the traditional schooling system. Students attending the centres face multiple stressors in their everyday lives, as well as significant barriers to achieving success in the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Science Education
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Sanderson, Aimee – Teaching Science, 2008
The technology surrounding stem cells generates great excitement amongst scientists, media and the community. For science teachers, this means not only embracing and keeping track of the rapid growth and ongoing development in this field but also tackling the ethical and legislative issues surrounding the topic. So what are stem cells, what is all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Scientists, Ethics
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Klieger, Aviva; Bar-Noy, Tuvia – Teaching Science, 2008
The polygraph (lie detector) may be an ideal vehicle for converting aspects of a physiology course into an interdisciplinary course, enabling discussion of interrelationships between science, technology and society (STS) and social dilemmas arising from technological developments. The authors present a way of incorporating the polygraph into a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physiology, Laboratory Experiments, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Paige, Kathryn; Whitney, John – Teaching Science, 2008
This paper describes an innovation in science pre-service education that endeavours to increase student engagement in learning and doing science in the middle years through integrating science, mathematics and art. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Learner Engagement, Middle School Students
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Eiser, Simone; Knight, Bruce Allen – Teaching Science, 2008
Increasingly, the general media cover new advancements and research in the field of biology. Stem cell research, emerging diseases and bioethics are some of the issues gaining public attention. The rate of increase of these new developments creates additional challenges to teachers of biology as they try to remain abreast of new information and…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Ng, Wan – Teaching Science, 2008
With research consistently showing that students can be motivated to learn with ICT, this case study sought to investigate Year 7 students' learning about simple machines in an ICT-enhanced environment where they could self-direct their own learning with minimal intervention from the teacher. The study is focused on how well do students and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Science Curriculum, Web Sites
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Venville, Grady – Teaching Science, 2008
In May 2007 an issue of the "Australian Education Review" was released reporting on the state of science education in Australia. The report argued that we are in the advanced stages of a crisis in school science that threatens the future of Australia as a technologically advanced nation, and we need to change the way we think about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Teaching Methods, Enrollment
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