Opening real science: Authentic mathematics and science education for Australia

  • Mulligan, Joanne (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Pask, Helen (Associate Investigator)
  • Hedberg, John, (Chief Investigator)
  • Smith, Paul, (Associate Investigator)
  • Bilgin, Ayse (Associate Investigator)
  • Dawes, Judith (Associate Investigator)
  • Parker, Quentin, (Chief Investigator)
  • Herberstein, Marie (Associate Investigator)
  • Power, Michelle (Associate Investigator)
  • Jamie, Ian (Associate Investigator)
  • O'Reilly, Suzanne (Associate Investigator)
  • O'Neill, Craig (Associate Investigator)
  • Charters, Wayne, (Associate Investigator)
  • Papic, Marina, (Associate Investigator)
  • Bower, Matthew (Associate Investigator)
  • Cavanagh, Michael (Associate Investigator)
  • Stewart, Katherine, (Associate Investigator)
  • Wood, Leigh (Associate Investigator)
  • Bridge, Damian, (Associate Investigator)
  • An, Scarlet, (Associate Investigator)
  • Kennett, Carolyn (Associate Investigator)
  • Highfield, Kate, (Associate Investigator)
  • De Nobile, John (Associate Investigator)
  • Diao, Ming Ming, (Associate Investigator)
  • Tilley, Gary, (Associate Investigator)
  • Irvine, Penny, (Associate Investigator)
  • Jones, Heath (Associate Investigator)
  • Stupar, Milorad, (Associate Investigator)
  • Frew, David, (Associate Investigator)
  • Cody, Carmel (Partner Investigator)

Project: Research

Description

Opening Real Science (ORS) is a unique collaboration between Australia’s leading teacher educators, scientists, mathematicians and ICT experts. ORS is part of the Australian Government’s initiative: Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers program (ETMST). It has developed innovative pre-service programs to equip teachers to inspire and motivate students through authentic, inquiry based learning. The ORS project was designed to reconceptualise how mathematics and science pre-service teachers are prepared. Complementary learning resources were developed to support pre-service teachers, both in their teacher education programs and during their professional experience.
The ORS project successfully provided new and effective support for engaging and empowering pre-service teachers to embrace mathematics and science through (1) development of a new specialist professional experience model, (2) delivery of a ‘real science’ learning program and (3) establishment of collaborative networks of scientists, statisticians, mathematicians, technology experts and teacher education professionals working to enhance the mathematics and science capabilities of pre-service teachers.
The ongoing implementation and research evaluation phase of the project is continuing through 2018, including enhancement of the ORS website, found at http://www.educ.mq.edu.au/education_research/opening_real_science/
The final report is available at http://olt.gov.au/resource-Opening-real-science-%3A-Authentic-mathematics-and-science-education-for-Australia%20
AcronymORS
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/08/1331/12/17

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