1987 …2016
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Biography

Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham was founding Professor of Science Education at Monash, the first such appointment in Australia. He was also the founder of the Australasian Science Education Research Association in 1971 and first national President of ASTA and of AAEE. He served as an Adviser of the TIMSS project in the 1990s and of the OECD's PISA (Science) project in the 2000s. He has published nine books and many research articles. His international contacts have included Visiting professorships in England, Sweden, Canada, Japan and Brazil. 

Keywords

  • Curriculum policy, public understanding of science, higher order learning, Socioscientific issues

Research Output 1987 2016

The Future Curriculum for School Science: What Can Be Learnt from the Past?

Fensham, P. J., 1 Apr 2016, In : Research in Science Education. 46, 2, p. 165-185 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Connoisseurs of science: a next goal for science education?

Fensham, P., 2015, The Future in Learning Science: What's in it for the Learner?. Corrigan, D., Buntting, C., Dillon, J., Jones, A. & Gunstone, R. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 35 - 59 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Scepticism and trust: Two counterpoint essentials in science education for complex socio-scientific issues

Fensham, P. J., 1 Sep 2014, In : Cultural Studies of Science Education. 9, 3, p. 649-661 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Higher order thinking in chemistry curriculum and its assessment

Fensham, P. J. & Bellocchi, A., Dec 2013, In : Thinking Skills and Creativity. 10, p. 250-264 15 p.

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International assessments of science learning: their positive and negative contributions to science education

Fensham, P., 2013, Valuing Assessment in Science Education: Pedagogy, Curriculum, Policy. Corrigan, D., Gunstone, R. & Jones, A. (eds.). The Netherlands: Springer, p. 11 - 31 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review