Our faculty members are leading physicians and researchers who are passionate teachers, committed to mentoring and guiding students through every step of their training. Science is everywhere. A student rides to school on a bus, and in that instance alone, there are many examples of technology based on the scientific method. The school bus is a product of many areas of science and technology, including mechanical engineering and innovation. The systems of roads, lights, sidewalks and other infrastructure are carefully designed by civil engineers and planners. The smartphone in the student’s hand is a miracle of modern computer engineering.
Students take some actions as a result of their study and their learning. Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP). 1998. Ronkonkoma, NY: Lab-Aids. Coordinating research, teacher education, curriculum development and implementation, and dissemination efforts in mathematics and science education. E. 1990. “Science Teacher Education.” In Handbook of Research on Teacher Education, ed. W. Robert Houston. New York: Macmillan.
Certainly most educators remain committed to the model of relying on the science found in textbooks, state curriculum frameworks, and standards documents. They are committed in spite of the research evidence that highlights the advantages of new approaches to learning and new ways of measuring learning and understanding. Humans tend to resist change-even when they know it will occur. It is sad that science educators do not lead in the attack on the unchanging curriculum and lack of attention and use of the new information on how humans learn.
The United States’ average science literacy score of 493 was not significantly different from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average and put the United States behind 18 other education systems. In contrast, the mathematics literacy score was below the OECD average and put the United States behind 36 other education systems.
The school education component of the Australian Technology and Science Growth Plan will commission the development of a range of curriculum resources to assist schools with the delivery of Artificial Intelligence (AI) content in the Australian Curriculum. These resources will engage students and support the professional learning of teachers in addition to building the AI capability of both businesses and workers and provide new employment opportunities.