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Ruffman, T., Perner, J., Olson, D.R., and Doherty, M. (1993). Reflecting on scientific thinking: Children’s understanding of the hypothesis-evidence relation. Child Development, 64, 1617-1636. A digital teaching lab will provide opportunities for rural and regional students to connect with Taronga’s learning programs and Taronga science. This programme is aimed at science teachers, museum educators, those working in all arenas of formal and informal science education at all levels, and anyone with a general interest in the subject.
Gould League – offers hands-on programs for preschool and primary school students and free interactive websites. Being passionate about science, I wonder a lot about the way I was taught science throughout school (and at college) and the way the people I know are being taught science in educational institutes. Science by Doing provides comprehensive online science resources that are freely available to Australian teachers and students in Years 7 to 10. Delivered by the Australian Academy of Science, Science by Doing includes curriculum units and professional learning modules and offers a practical way of implementing the Australian Curriculum: Science.
A good knowledge of Statistics and an Educational background is required. Students with insufficient background will be required to follow the necessary courses during the first year of the Master programme. The interest of young people in science is developed by inspiring and knowledgeable teachers and technicians. In 2011, the vast majority of public middle and high school mathematics (91%) and science (92%) teachers were fully certified (i.e., held regular or advanced state certification).