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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
Considerable work over many years has explored the contribution technology can make to science learning, at all levels of education. In the school sector, historically this has focused on the use of fixed, desktop-based or semi-mobile laptop systems for purposes such as experiment data collection or analysis, or as a means of engaging or…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Falloon, Garry; Trewern, Ann – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The concept of partnerships between schools and practicing scientists came to prominence in the United States in the mid 1980s. The call by government for greater private sector involvement in education to raise standards in science achievement saw a variety of programmes developed, ranging from short-term sponsorships through to longer-term,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Education, Scientists
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Since the early 1980s, a number of initiatives have been undertaken worldwide which have involved scientists and teachers working together in projects designed to support the science learning of students. Many of these have attempted to establish school-scientist partnerships. In these, scientists, teachers, and students formed teams engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teachers, Scientists, Partnerships in Education
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Falloon, Garry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
In late 2006, the New Zealand Government embarked on a series of initiatives to explore how the resources and expertise of eight, small, state-owned science research institutes could be combined efficiently to support science teaching in schools. Programmes were developed to enable students and teachers to access and become involved in local…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Sustainability, Scientists, Research and Development Centers
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Gray, F. Elizabeth; Emerson, Lisa; MacKay, Bruce – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
Over the last 15 years, surveys in a range of English-speaking countries, from North America and the United Kingdom, to New Zealand and Australia, have consistently shown that employers rank oral and written communication skills as highly as or more highly than any technical or quantitative skills. However, in New Zealand there has been very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Skills, Science Education, Workplace Literacy