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King, Donna; Winner, Evan; Ginns, Ian – Teaching Science, 2011
In Australia, there is a crisis in science education with students becoming disengaged with canonical science in the middle years of schooling. One recent initiative that aims to improve student interest and motivation without diminishing conceptual understanding is the context-based approach. Contextual units that connect the canonical science…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Science Education