The genesis of science education research in Australasia

Fensham, Peter J. (2009) The genesis of science education research in Australasia. In Ritchie, Stephen M. (Ed.) The world of science education : handbook of research in Australasia. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 9-15.

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Although the sciences were being taught in Australian schools well before the Second World War, the only evidence of research studies of this teaching is to be found in the report, published by ACER in 1932 of Roy Stanhope’s survey of the teaching of chemistry in New South Wales and a standardized test he had developed. Roy Stanhope was a science teacher with a research masters degree in chemistry. He had won a scholarship to go to Stanford University for doctoral studies, but returned after one year when his scholarship was not extended. He went on to be a founder in 1943 of the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA), which honours this remarkable pioneer through its annual Stanhope Oration. In his retirement Stanhope undertook a comparative study of science

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ID Code: 28058
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Australasian Science education research, Australasian researchers, Genesis of research in Science education
ISBN: 9789087909277
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 20 Oct 2009 01:46
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 14:49

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