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Performing Well In Timss And Pisa Mathematics And Science, Ray Philpot Dec 2014

Performing Well In Timss And Pisa Mathematics And Science, Ray Philpot

Ray Philpot

Workshops delivered to department heads of participating schools to help schools utilise the released items in TIMSS and PISA by: educating participants about the cognitive skills and processes assessed by TIMSS and PISA in the domains of Mathematics and Science; demonstrating to participants ways that content skills are assessed in TIMSS and PISA items; demonstrating to participants some of the item types and provide recommendations for how teachers can introduce these item types to students; and enabling participants to provide training/orientation to teachers within their schools.


Assessment And Reporting – Key Concepts, Ray Philpot Dec 2014

Assessment And Reporting – Key Concepts, Ray Philpot

Ray Philpot

A one-day workshop on the key concepts of assessment and reporting across the subjects of English, Mathematics and Science presented to teachers. Included how to use good quality assessments to monitor student growth and to inform teaching and learning.


Professional Learning Communities: What Are The Important Questions For An Educator To Ensure A Sustainable Community?, Catherine Pearn Nov 2014

Professional Learning Communities: What Are The Important Questions For An Educator To Ensure A Sustainable Community?, Catherine Pearn

Catherine Pearn

No abstract provided.


The Complex History Of The Cosmic Microwave Background, Jacob Pearce Mar 2014

The Complex History Of The Cosmic Microwave Background, Jacob Pearce

Dr Jacob Pearce

No abstract provided.


Re-Interpreting The Significance Of The Cosmic Microwave Background, Jacob Pearce Oct 2013

Re-Interpreting The Significance Of The Cosmic Microwave Background, Jacob Pearce

Dr Jacob Pearce

No abstract provided.


The Potential Of Perspectivism For Science Education, Jacob Pearce Apr 2013

The Potential Of Perspectivism For Science Education, Jacob Pearce

Dr Jacob Pearce

Many science teachers are presented with the challenge of characterising science as a dynamic, human endeavour. Perspectivism, as a hermeneutic philosophy of science, has the potential to be a learning tool for teachers as they elucidate the complex nature of science. Developed earlier by Nietzsche and others, perspectivism has recently re-emerged in the context of the philosophy of science in the work of Ronald Giere. Giere presents a compelling case that scientific theories and scientific observation are perspectival by using science itself. There are many tangible examples already present in science textbooks which, when approached in a certain way, offer ...


Blessed Unrest: The Power Of Unreasonable People To Change The World, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Blessed Unrest: The Power Of Unreasonable People To Change The World, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

In her keynote address at the 2008 NCSSSMST Professional Conference, Dr. Stephanie Pace Marshall addresses what work can be done with the collective resources of its Consortium members which beg to be shared and connected--and also explores what the source of "...our Blessed Unrest that will give us the courage to become unreasonable advocates for our children and for STEM transformation?"


Stem Talent: Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries, Stephanie Pace Marshall Jul 2012

Stem Talent: Moving Beyond Traditional Boundaries, Stephanie Pace Marshall

Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D.

The future well-being, prosperity and sustainability of our nation, the global community and our planet resides in igniting and nurturing decidedly different STEM minds that can advance both the new STEM frontier and the human future.


Scientific Inquiry In The Genetics Laboratory: Biologists And University Science Teacher Educators Collaborating To Increase Engagements In Science Processes., Todd Campbell, P. Wolf, J. Der, E. Packenham, N. Abd-Hamid Dec 2011

Scientific Inquiry In The Genetics Laboratory: Biologists And University Science Teacher Educators Collaborating To Increase Engagements In Science Processes., Todd Campbell, P. Wolf, J. Der, E. Packenham, N. Abd-Hamid

Todd Campbell

No abstract provided.


Fluoridation In Victoria: The Authority Of Science, Public Health Policy, And Culture, Jacob Pearce Mar 2011

Fluoridation In Victoria: The Authority Of Science, Public Health Policy, And Culture, Jacob Pearce

Dr Jacob Pearce

No abstract provided.


Student Engagement With Science In Early Adolescence : The Contribution Of Enjoyment To Students' Continuing Interest In Learning About Science, John Ainley, Mary Ainley Dec 2010

Student Engagement With Science In Early Adolescence : The Contribution Of Enjoyment To Students' Continuing Interest In Learning About Science, John Ainley, Mary Ainley

Dr John Ainley

Recent research has expanded understanding of the contribution of emotions to student engagement and achievement. Achievement emotions can be conceptualized as general ways of responding to achievement settings or specific emotional states aroused during a specific learning activity. Emotion processes can be distinguished as positive or negative, activating or deactivating. Using data from an international survey of science achievement (PISA 2006; N > 400,000 15-year-old students from 57 countries), relations between the positive, activating achievement emotion of enjoyment and a number of variables that combine with enjoyment to define students’ engagement with learning science are examined. Previously, we reported that ...


The Teaching Of Food Technology In Secondary Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann Jul 2010

The Teaching Of Food Technology In Secondary Schools, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

This paper presents a summary of findings from a recent Australian study that investigated perceptions of ‘food technology’ as viewed by teachers in secondary schools compared to a wider professional view. Maintaining and fostering a coherent and accurate perception throughout the food technology career, from school student to professional undergraduate studies, is critical for both the evolution of the field of knowledge and the need to keep up with increasing world demand for food technologists and food innovation. While ‘food technology’ has been well established in most Australian secondary school curriculum, a contradiction has emerged between the ‘school view’ of ...


Patscience : Progressive Achievement Tests In Science, Ross Hudson, Ron Martin, Daniel Urbach, Stavroula Zoumboulis Dec 2008

Patscience : Progressive Achievement Tests In Science, Ross Hudson, Ron Martin, Daniel Urbach, Stavroula Zoumboulis

Dr Ross Hudson

The ACER progressive achievement tests in science are for use in Australian schools to provide information to teachers about the level of achievement attained by their students in the concepts, skills and processes of science.


Video-Based Reseach Made "Easy" Methodological Lessons Learned From The Timms Video Studies, Jennifer Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth, Karen Givvin Dec 2006

Video-Based Reseach Made "Easy" Methodological Lessons Learned From The Timms Video Studies, Jennifer Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth, Karen Givvin

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

In this article, the authors share some of the methodological lessons learned from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1995 and TIMSS 1999 Video Studies. They focus on their experiences overseeing these large-scale, video-based, cross-national surveys of teaching. The article documents some of the progress the authors made, as well as some of the obstacles they encountered. The authors hope that the ideas shared here help prevent possible missteps, enhance the quality of projects, and encourage researchers to advance the use of video as a methodology.


Translation Equivalence Across Pisa Countries, A Ginsay, J De Jong, Eveline Gebhardt, Alla Berezner, B Halleux-Monseur Dec 2006

Translation Equivalence Across Pisa Countries, A Ginsay, J De Jong, Eveline Gebhardt, Alla Berezner, B Halleux-Monseur

Eveline Gebhardt

Due to the continuous increase in the number of countries participating in international comparative assessments such as TIMSS and PISA, ensuring linguistic and cultural equivalence across the various national versions of the assessment instruments has become an increasingly crucial challenge. For example, 58 countries participated in the PISA 2006 Main Study. Within each country, the assessment instruments had to be adapted into each language of instruction used in the sampled schools. All national versions in languages used for 5 percent or more of the target population (that is, a total of 77 versions in 42 different languages) were verified for ...


What Does Teaching Look Like Around The World?, Karen Givvin, Jennifer Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth Dec 2005

What Does Teaching Look Like Around The World?, Karen Givvin, Jennifer Jacobs, Hilary Hollingsworth

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth

If you could peer into a classroom in a foreign country, what would you see? If you could see multiple lessons from that country, what patterns would emerge? If you could do the same across several countries, how would you further refine your images? The logistics of such an undertaking are formidable and nearly impossible for any single person. However, the authors of this article, as part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 1999 Video Study, were able to participate in the endeavor described above -- albeit via video, rather than in personIf you could peer into a ...


Using Assessment For Learning (Formative Assessment) In Science And Resources For Learning – Mining Sear (Science Education Assessment Resource), Gayl O'Connor Jun 2005

Using Assessment For Learning (Formative Assessment) In Science And Resources For Learning – Mining Sear (Science Education Assessment Resource), Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Sear – Your Answer To Assessment In Science, Gayl O'Connor, Helen Trotter Oct 2004

Sear – Your Answer To Assessment In Science, Gayl O'Connor, Helen Trotter

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Understanding Nuclear Science And Technology, Gayl O'Connor Dec 2003

Understanding Nuclear Science And Technology, Gayl O'Connor

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


Operationalising The Construct Of Scientific Literacy, Gayl O'Connor, Mark Hackling Jun 2003

Operationalising The Construct Of Scientific Literacy, Gayl O'Connor, Mark Hackling

Gayl O'Connor

No abstract provided.


International Student Assessment For The New Millennium, Ray Adams Apr 1998

International Student Assessment For The New Millennium, Ray Adams

Prof Ray Adams

The author briefly describes the OECD initiated project, 'Program for International Student Assessment' (PISA), in which over 100,000 15 year old students from 4000 schools in 26 countries will participate. A major focus of the project is the assessment of wider knowledge, skills and competencies in literacy, mathematics and science areas.