Science Education And Research Center

Jotse is an international Journal aiming at publishing interdisciplinary research within the university education framework and it is especially focused on the fields of Technology and Science. Australian Digital Technologies Challenges are a series of free online teaching and learning activities for students in Years 5 to 8 that are aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies. The Australian Computing Academy (ACA) at the University of Sydney is delivering this initiative, which includes professional learning workshops for primary and secondary teachers across Australia. Also delivered by the ACA, Dive into Code will offer a suite of fun and engaging coding activities and challenges for students in Years 4 to 12.

Middle school philosophy calls for teams of teachers (from all facets of the curriculum) to work with a given set of middle school students and to unify and relate all study for those students. Project 2061, formulated in the late twentieth century, is a reform project that ties the curriculum together, especially science, mathematics, technology, and social studies.

This strand focuses on students’ understanding of science as a way of knowing. Scientific knowledge is a particular kind of knowledge with its own sources, justifications, and uncertainties. Students who understand scientific knowledge recognize that predictions or explanations can be revised on the basis of seeing new evidence or developing a new model.

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce and in developing research capacities throughout the country. Additional opportunities are available through the NIH Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.

Another trend is the open inclusion of technology with the study of science. Contrasting the two can help develop an awareness of the history, philosophy, and sociology of both. Since more students are interested in technology than in science, including technology within science education can provide a vehicle for getting students more involved with basic science. Instead of authorities proclaiming science as important and useful, students discover that for themselves as they develop and use new technologies.