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The purpose of Science by Doing is to improve science learning by:
- engaging secondary students through an inquiry-based approach.
- supporting school-based science teaching teams that acknowledge and build upon teacher expertise.
To accomplish this goal, the Science by Doing project has developed three important components: These components were trialled in Australian high schools during Stage One.
The Professional Learning Approach includes establishing professional learning communities within a school with an emphasis on leadership.
The curriculum resources are inquiry-based and use digital technology in innovative ways.
The professional learning resources also use digital technology in innovative ways.
Science by Doing resources support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum: Science.
Resources from Stage One are available to be ordered. The curriculum resources will be available online on the Academy website from mid 2013 for schools to freely access.
The Academy has received funding from the Australian government to complete the remaining stages of Science by Doing for years 7 to 10.
Stage One 2009 – 2011
Developed professional learning approach, professional learning modules and initial curriculum resources.
Stage Two 2012 – 2013
Transposing existing curriculum resources to online delivery and developing an additional seven curriculum units for online delivery.
Stage Three 2013 – 2016
Complete final eight curriculum units plus new professional learning modules for online delivery.