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Journal articles (6)
How could it be? calling for science curricula that cultivate morals and values towards other animals and nature Cultural Studies of Science Education (2016)
Can science curricula truly cultivate morals and values towards nature? This is the question that is raised by Carolina Castano Rodriguez in her critique of the new Australian Science curriculum. In this response to Castano ...
Teachers' impact on students' science interest: a longitudinal study through junior high school Science Education Review (2014)
Declining student interest in school science has been linked to a crisis in school science education and there has been a call to reconsider the way science is presented in schools (Tytler, 2007). Once students ...
The impact of teachers and their science teaching on students’ ‘science interest’: a four-year study International Journal of Science Education (2013)
There is a crisis in school science in Australia and this may be related to insufficient students developing an interest in science. This extended study looked at changes in 14 students’ interest in science as ...
Engaging students in science across the primary secondary interface: listening to the students’ voice Research in Science Education (2008)
Most studies indicate primary students’ attitudes towards and interest in science decline as they progress into the secondary years. Longitudinal qualitative research exploring this phenomenon is rare as is research which focuses on the students’ ...
Book chapter (2)
Incorporating sustainability as a socio-scientific reality into science teacher education Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability (2015)
School students often struggle to make the connection between school science and the real world. When students are provided with opportunities to see how scientific conceptual ideas are framed within socio-scientific issues that relate to ...
Making links between science and the learner’s world Learning and teaching primary science (2013)
Learning and Teaching Primary Science brings primary science to life through the stories and experiences of pre-service and practising teachers. It explores the roles of the teacher and the learner of science and examines major ...
Transition or lack of it? Looking at the changes in students' attitudes to, and interest in, science over the primary/secondary interface PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2007)
The science education literature reveals a crisis in school science in Australia, and a number of other countries (Tytler, 2007a), relating to a decrease in positive attitude in science as students move from primary school ...
Science as a human endeavour: teachers’ understanding relating to the implementation of this element into primary and secondary classrooms 43rd Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association ASERA Conference (2012)
Many Australian students, particularly secondary students, perceive school science to lack relevance (Goodrum & Rennie, 2007). Science is often trivialised in schools where it is reduced to a ‘set of procedures’ rather than introducing students ...
Attitudes, interest, motivation and student engagement: exploring the connection between these constructs in the context of science education 42nd Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association ASERA Conference (2011)
There has been an urgent call for educators to ‘re-think’ the way science is presented in schools (Holbrook, 2007; Tytler, 2007) and there has been little change in this presentation over the decades, particularly in ...