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Fleming, Keith; Panizzon, Debra – Teaching Science, 2010
Learning is most effective when the scientific context used in the classroom is a transformed extension of the students' real world and so inspires students' intrinsic motivation, encouraging students to ask meaningful questions and seek their own answers through an inquiry or investigative approach. The Student Owned Learning Model (SOLM)…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Learning Strategies, Lifelong Learning, Motivation
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Panizzon, Debra; Westwell, Martin; Elliott, Katrina – Teaching Science, 2010
Australia requires a flexible and scientifically literate population if we are to maintain and possibly raise our competitive edge for innovation in an ever-changing global economy (DEST, 2006). Central to achieving this outcome is a workforce of competent teachers of Science with the pedagogical expertise, subject knowledge and enthusiasm…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Jenkins, Kim; Panizzon, Debra – Teaching Science, 2009
February 2nd of each year is World Wetlands Day. It commemorates the signing of the Ramsar Convention in Iran in 1971 and the crucial role wetlands play in terms of ecological health. Not only do they provide essential habitats for many aquatic species of organisms but they are used by many terrestrial animals as temporary havens for food, or…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment)