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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Inquiry-oriented learning in science: transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives

Start: 2010
Report Publication Date: N/A
Primary Project Leader Les Kirkup

Funding
Amount: $0.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Purpose: Fellowship
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Summary
Transforming practice by facilitating the adoption of inquiry-oriented approaches to learning is the aim of this fellowship. This will largely be achieved through applying and adapting a framework for developing sustainable innovations in inquiry-oriented learning at subject and program levels. The fellowship also seeks to understand more deeply how inquiry-oriented activities are experienced by students, and to explore and articulate what it means to facilitate inquiry-oriented learning, especially in large enrolment classes. Relationship building will be crucial to the success of the project. The Fellow will work with Australian universities intent on transforming the student experience of undergraduate science by adapting innovations in inquiry-oriented learning to local contexts and forge new partnerships between existing national communities of practice, for example in biology and physics. These partnerships will promote the distillation of methodologies that have value beyond discipline boundaries and draw on successful national and international examples of implementing and sustaining learning by inquiry through the participation of recognised individuals and groups based in Australia and overseas.
Outcome
Keywords
Curriculum › Design/Renewal
Alignment › Learning Activities
Collaborative › Other Collaborative Strategy
Learning › Pedagogy
Discipline Context › Science
Disciplines
  • Science
Education Levels
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Development
Project Members
Les Kirkup
Les.Kirkup@uts.edu.au
02 9514 2218
Fellow

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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au