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How Would Your Students Define ‘Science’?

25 February 2011

At a presentation during a national conference, a student’s classroom comment was cited which defined science as ‘A field of study based on memorisation of boring facts that have little relevance to my life’… It is scary to think of the number of students
who have had the same opinion of science as a result of the science education that they have had to endure over the years!

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The Ascendency of the Biological Sciences

27 January 2011

These are exciting times in which to be teaching biology! However, the very nature of science has undergone drastic changes in recent times, demanding a new perspective on science education in schools. There is a necessity and desire for substantial reforms of science education to reflect the changing nature of science as well as the changing notion of what is desirable science education (enter the National Curriculum).

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