As well as providing links to pertinent reports and publications from around the world the Science21 team will produce briefings and opinion pieces to help provide access to the evidence-base for all decision-makers in science education.

 

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Debra Pannizon   Katrina Elliott Who is teaching science in South Australia? Who's teaching science in South Australia? (including update of findings on country schools)
December 2009: Research report detailing the findings of the survey of over 600 teachers in South Australia. The report highlights the extent to which the science teaching workforce is formally qualified to teach the subjects they are being asked to teach, and raises issues for the future. 
Debra Pannizon  
  Engaging students in STEM-related subjects. What does the research evidence say? Engaging students in STEM-related subjects. What does the research evidence say?
June 2009: Review of the research evidence about the factors which influence young people&##39;s decision making regarding their education in STEM-related subjects and the identified "levers for change."
Debra Pannizon     Science Innovation Final Report 2008 (PDF 21MB) Project Report: School to work mathematics and science innovation project 2008
February 2009: Working with teachers in 14 schools, we together identified the ways in which changes in pedagogy and other opportunities for innovation could be brought about in a sustainable way. Internationally benchmarked measures were used to evaluate the impact of the initiatives on student learning, aspirations and intended pathways.
Debra Pannizon  
  Science Innovation Final Report 2009 (PDF 24MB) Project Report: School to work mathematics and science innovation project 2009: Working with teachers in 16 schools, we together identified the ways in which changes in pedagogy and other opportunities for innovation could be brought about in a sustainable way. Internationally benchmarked measures were used to evaluate the impact of the initiatives on student learning, aspirations and intended pathways. 
 
Learning for life in the 21st Century  Learning for life in the 21st century
January 2009: A discussion paper, commission by the National Curriculum Board (as was), about the changing nature of learning and the evidence about the fundamental skills that will likely be the foundation of successful learning and participation in the 21st century workplace and wider society. Reproduced here with permission from the NCB/ACARA.
 Debra Pannizon

Exceptional outcomes Exceptional outcomes in science and mathematics education
June 2008: Summary of An Exceptional Schooling Outcomes Project (AESOP) identifying the characteristics of successful school science and mathematics faculties.
 
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Meeting the needs of an uncertain future
Autumn 2008 Education Quarterly Australia, Curriculum Corporation: How do we best prepare young people for an economic and social prosperity in an uncertain future? Martin Westwell ponders how we can change education to meet this future.

 Debra Pannizon
  Participation, engagement Participation, engagement and achievement in mathematics and education
December 2007: This research briefing summarises some of the key research findings regarding the features of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education which contribute to enhance the teaching of the enabling subjects as well as student achievement, participation and engagement. It was commissioned by the future SACE office and is reproduced here with their kind permission.
 Other ways to access the evidence base
   Web The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) UK
Presents reliable, unbiased reviews of research-proven educational programmes for primary and secondary education. From the Institute for Effective Education based at York University.