Education Sciences

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Web Site. SciJourn Project The SciJourn Project uses the practices of science journalism to develop science literacy among high school-aged students. This section provides statistics and facts related to education and science, including information on educational institutions, skills and levels, markets, as well as data on research and development. Melbourne Aquarium – offers education programs for primary through to senior secondary level students, comprehensive teacher resources, student interactive activities and the opportunity for secondary students to undertake work experience.

Traditionally the high school curriculum has consisted of physics in grade twelve, chemistry in grade eleven, and biology in grade ten. Often schools have moved to second-level courses in each of these three disciplines; at times these advanced courses are titled Advanced Placement and can be counted toward college degrees if scores on national tests are high enough to satisfy colleges. This focus on school science as preparation for college has been a hindrance to the casting of science courses as ways to promote science and technology literacy.

2. The development and dissemination of high school mathematics and science instructional materials, teaching aids, and evaluation materials and methods. The Carnegie Institution, a pre-eminent basic research organization, has fostered the development of scientific knowledge since the early 20th century. For many years, this meant the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Institution’s laboratories, located in Washington, DC and around the country.

Taronga is home to the largest Zoo-based conservation science team in Australia and has been running formal education programs for more than 40 years. Now, students from preschool to PhD will be able to study, explore and be inspired by our growing team of scientists, researchers and wildlife field staff as they pioneer solutions to save species from the brink of extinction.

The next step came when the British Academy for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) published a report in 1867. 2 BAAS promoted teaching of “pure science” and training of the “scientific habit of mind.” The progressive education movement of the time supported the ideology of mental training through the sciences. BAAS emphasized separately pre-professional training in secondary science education. In this way, future BAAS members could be prepared.