Academy school education programs

The Australian Academy of Science recognises high quality education for all Australians as a cornerstone of Australia’s democratic society and a key driver of national prosperity.

Our comprehensively planned programs are grounded in research and showcase exemplary inquiry practices which support teachers to maximise the difference they make in the classroom.

Through offering our teacher-trialled programs with proven outcomes spanning science and mathematics in Australian schools from Foundation to Year 10, the Academy supports a strong foundation in STEM teaching and learning in Australia. Our programs are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and remain free of charge for Australian teachers.

To ensure resources are useful, practical and connected to what’s happening in schools across the country, development and customisation is done in consultation with teachers, state and territory education departments, as well as national agencies such as Education Services Australia and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

To find out more about each program, click the links below.

COVID-19 response

The impact of COVID-19 on Australian schools and schooling has been significant. The Academy worked with systems, schools and teachers and offered support, advice and resources as teachers grappled with the transition to alternative methods of delivering education in unprecedented and changing times.

Informed by our consultations, our education programs have customised resources suitable for emergency remote teaching and learning. To find out more about each program including what they have available for emergency remote teaching and learning, click the links below.

The changing education landscape

The Academy is working with educators, digital designers and researchers to explore how the pandemic is impacting the education landscape in Australia. This body of work will inform how the Academy education programs can best support teachers now and in to the future. We are exploring the role of technology, the changing role of teachers, and access and equity challenges.

Primary Connections >

Primary Connections: Linking science with literacy is an innovative approach to teaching and learning, which has been found to enhance primary school teachers’ confidence and competence for teaching science. An evidence-based approach to professional learning with a focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in science and literacy, Primary Connections provides exemplary curriculum resources available free to Australian teachers, and comprehensive and practical professional learning workshops.

Science by Doing >

Science by Doing is a comprehensive, online program for Years 7 to 10, designed to support inquiry-based classroom teaching. The curriculum units are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and are available free to all Australian students and teachers. Science by Doing is supported by award-winning professional learning modules and a research-based professional learning approach.

reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry >

reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry is a rigorous and engaging mathematics program that focuses on purposeful, inclusive and challenging tasks for students from Foundation to Year 10. reSolve creates resources for classroom use and professional learning, available free to all Australian teachers. More than 300 reSolve Champions across Australia have been trained in the reSolve approach and are available to work with local teachers to promote a spirit of inquiry in school mathematics.

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