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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|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.
||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."
|Science Innovation Final Report 2008 (PDF 20MB)||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.
||Science Innovation Final Report 2009 (PDF 23MB)||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.
|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.
Meeting the needs of an uncertain future
|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.