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Title: It's part of my life: Engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education
Contributor(s): Woolcott, Geoff (author); Scott, Amanda (author); Norton, Marion (author); Whannell, Robert  (author)orcid ; Galligan, Linda (author); Marshman, Margaret (author); Pfeiffer, Linda (author); Wines, Chris (author)
Corporate Author: Australian Government, Department of Education and Training (DET)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: It's part of my life: Engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education (IPOML project), establishes the foundations for a 'step' change in the training of science and mathematics teachers that has the potential to profoundly impact on the experience of primary and secondary students in learning science and mathematics. Previous research emphasises the importance of engaging in science and mathematics that is relevant to the everyday world of students, but beginning teachers are reluctant to use these approaches (e.g. Australian Academy of Science, 2015, 2016; Office of the Chief Scientist, 2012; Woolcott, Pfeiffer, et al., 2017; Yeigh, et al., 2016). This project showed that pre-service teachers increased their confidence and competence by collaborating with science, mathematics and pedagogy experts on science and mathematics problems that are part of everyday life, and on reflecting on their teaching through understanding their emotions at critical moments during a lesson. The result is a process that bridges the gap between curriculum design and the understanding of science and mathematics obtained through lived experience in contemporary and technologically empowered regional, rural and peri-urban communities.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Australian Government, Department of Education and Training
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISBN: 9781760512620
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390305 Professional education and training
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
280109 Expanding knowledge in education
HERDC Category Description: R1 Report
Series Name: Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers
Extent of Pages: 60
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