Contemporary science curricula in Australian schools

Dawson, Vaille and Fitzgerald, Angela (2019) Contemporary science curricula in Australian schools. In: The Art of Teaching Science: A comprehensive guide to the teaching of secondary school science (3rd ed.). Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, Australia, pp. 69-83. ISBN 9781760871659

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A quality education in science is a crucial outcome of schooling. All young people need a deep understanding of how the practice of science enables humans to make sense of the world around them. The knowledge produced by science allows us to solve problems and make informed, evidence-based judgements to improve our lives and that of others. For example, our understanding of science allows us to develop drugs to treat diseases, build telescopes to search the outermost parts of the Universe, predict weather patterns and explain why certain chemicals react with each other in predictable ways. Many of the global problems facing humanity (e.g., climate change, food and energy shortages) require science and technology-based solutions.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 06:46
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2020 22:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: science; curriculum; secondary schools; Australia
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390306 Secondary education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39267

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