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Research in Science Education Vol. 41, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 19–38
There is growing concern about falling levels of student engagement with school science, as evidenced by studies of student attitudes, and decreasing participation at the post compulsory level. One major response to this, the Australian School...
Journal of Biological Education Vol. 47, No. 3 (2013) pp. 157–165
Scientific expertise and outcomes often give rise to controversy. An educational response that equips students to take part in such discussions is the teaching of socially acute questions (SAQs). With SAQs, the understanding of uncertainty, risk and ...
Teaching Science Vol. 59, No. 1 (March 2013) pp. 16–22
In this article, we describe a project on reasoning about socio-scientific issues (SSIs), involving French and Australian pre-service science teachers engaged in on-line discussion and development of a wiki. In the research, we developed frameworks...
Australian Educational Computing Vol. 25, No. 2 (December 2010) pp. 12–16
Recent research has demonstrated a significant disadvantage for rural teachers in a variety of aspects of ICT use. This context provides a backdrop for two professional learning programs designed to support ICT-based pedagogies in teaching science...
Developing and Using an S3R Model to Analyze Reasoning in Web-Based Cross-National Exchanges on Sustainability
Science Education Vol. 98, No. 3 (May 2014) pp. 517–542
Within the increasing body of research that examines students' reasoning on socioscientific issues, we consider in particular student reasoning concerning acute, open-ended questions that bring out the complexities and uncertainties embedded in ...
Discourse communities: A framework from which to consider professional development for rural teachers of science and mathematics
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 27, No. 5 pp. 871–879
This paper explores aspects of professional development for teachers of science and mathematics in schools in rural Australia. The study identified a range of issues including tensions between government, school and individual professional learning...