The Journal of Technology and Science Education (JOTSE) has been created as a contribution to the development and improvement of scientific and technological education by constituting a common space to share experiences to all those who, somehow, are involved in the teaching and learning processes of engineering studies, in all modalities. There are several science websites out there that can help students understand difficult topics, prepare for exams, and ultimately serve parents and teachers as a virtual teacher’s aid. The best part: Many of the better ones are absolutely free. Ministry of Education, Culture and Science personnel are dedicated, knowledgeable, professional, approachable and motivated.
Educational institutions have traditionally defined learning as the retention of factual information. The approach to education based on this view of learning emphasizes delivery, rather than engagement, on the assumption that the learner will take on board an appropriate selection of what is offered. Research and evidence is at the heart of our support for education. We use it to find out about and champion the things that make a positive, measurable difference to young people’s understanding of and interest in science.
Q&A with 19 year-old science education activist and Rice University student Zack Kopplin. Zack has led the fight to repeal Louisiana’s dangerous Science Education Act. Australian National Chemistry Quiz (ANCQ) – The Quiz is a unique chemical education activity. It provides a major focus for secondary school students on the relevance of chemistry in an exciting and stimulating way.
Bureau of Meteorology – offers a wide range of educational resources including lesson plans, brochures and information about weather phenomena and availability of weather kits. If you live in regional or rural Australia, regional offices welcome school visits, subject to availability of staff and operational requirements. If you are considering a career in teaching and have a strong interest in science, this may be the course for you. This four-year programme attracts students who have excellent communication skills, and are strongly motivated and passionate about science teaching.
These characters and their personalities alone make the world of the ISEF cable-worthy entertainment. Add in the students’ scientific accomplishments and public-speaking savvy, and science fairs’ second-tier status becomes even more perplexing. Australian Antarctic Division – offers a range of information and educational resources about the Antarctic for teachers and the general public.