Engaging science students' hearts and minds: Researching science teachers' professional learning in the development of contemporary understandings of scientific literacy

  • Loughran, John (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Berry, Amanda (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Corrigan, Deborah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Keast, Stephen Russell, (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mitchell, Ian, (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The status quo of science teaching and learning remains stuck in ways that have not advanced scientific literacy in response to the many calls for such changes nationally and internationally. Teachers' professional learning is embedded in their practice so supporting teachers in developing quality in science teaching and learning in schools is crucial to change if the status quo is to be seriously challenged. This project is desigend to positively influence science teaching and learning in ways that will purposefully foster ways of capturing, articulating and portraying teachers' knowledge of practice that purposefully foster ways of capturing, articulating and portraying teachers' knowledge of practice that purposefully shape students' learning in ways that genuinely develops their scientific literacy.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date19/03/0925/12/11

Funding

  • Catholic Education Melbourne
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD298,000.00
  • Catholic Education Melbourne: AUD195,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)