Science Education for Australian Students: Teaching Science from Foundation to Year 12

Angela Fitzgerald (Editor), Deborah Corrigan (Editor)

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    This book explores science education as a learning continuum across all years of schooling from foundation to year 12. It seeks to build pedagogical and content expertise by providing both a level of support and challenge for all teachers based on current research and best practice.
    The book considers key issues, including what the learner brings to the science classroom, what primary and secondary teachers can learn from each other, the constructivist perspective and its value in learning science, context-based science education, the structure of the Australian curriculum and science education policy, teacher identity, the nature of scientific knowledge, principles of assessment and understanding the role of ICT in science teaching and learning. Featuring case studies and practical examples in each chapter, this book provides pre-service teachers with the understanding and tools to ensure their students are engaged and inspired in science education throughout their school years.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCrows Nest NSW Australia
    PublisherAllen & Unwin
    Number of pages326
    ISBN (Print)9781760296889
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


    • science education
    • science teaching
    • science learning

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