Science teaching - the common thread

Lembo, Kay and John, Sue (2009) Science teaching - the common thread. In: International Science Education Conference 2009, 24-26 Nov 2009, Singapore.


There are many organisations and institutions committed to the successful and worthwhile delivery of teacher continual professional development and all recognise that collaboration and the sharing of best practise is essential in that delivery. The partnership between the director of the Southern Queensland Science Centre of Innovation & Professional Practice (SCIPP) government organisation and Cardiff University UK at first seems the most unlikely of partnerships – there is no connection other than science education. Universities tend to work at their own speed, and have the reputation of either only interested in research. Teacher interaction is only sought when it comes around to student recruitment.

This unlikely working relationship was established at the last NSSE conference in November 2006, and at first glance these two entities seemed only have science education in common. However, the science teacher‘s learning and development is fundamental to both their organisations. SCIPP’s is an initiative funded by the Queensland government as part of its Science Education Strategy 2006-2009, its key focus is to develop and deliver innovative teacher development opportunities by establishing partnerships with the University of Southern Queensland and other organisations. Whilst Cardiff University is committed to deliver a wide range of teacher learning experiences, by linking teaching and research staff and science teachers.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 02:05
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 02:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science, Education, International, Partnerships, University
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems

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