Online professional development for Australian science teachers: developing and deploying a curriculum evaluation model

Spence, Karen and Donovan, Jennifer and Danaher, P. A. (2016) Online professional development for Australian science teachers: developing and deploying a curriculum evaluation model. In: Teaching science online: practical guidance for effective instruction and lab work. Online Learning and Distance education. Stylus Publishing, Sterling, Virginia, United States, pp. 210-222. ISBN 978-1-62036-1887

Abstract

A crucial element of enhancing science education and maximizing science literacy is the capacity to implement successful programs of online professional development
for science teachers. Despite the recently acknowledged dearth of research about this topic, there is a growing number of in-service programs of varying duration that aim
(and claim) to use contemporary information and communication technologies to augment the knowledge and skills of practicing science educators at all educational
levels and across educational sectors. The diversity of these programs notwithstanding, their common focus is on assisting science teachers to develop and refi ne strategies
to boost their students’ learning outcomes.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. 2016 Stylus Publishing.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2017 05:40
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 02:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: science education, science literacy, professional development, teachers, in-service programs, distance education, online education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32671

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