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Strengthening students' understanding of how science works

We are focused on strengthening science literacy in senior secondary schooling, particularly at year 11.

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The pathway from secondary to university education

Considerable evidence exists of a world-wide trend of declining student numbers in school and university sciences.

The "Engaging learners effectively in science, technology and engineering: The pathway from secondary to university education” project examined how university students become or remain engaged in science during their transition from school to university.

The aims of this project were to:

  • improve student engagement in the study of science at university
  • improve the transition from the school learning environment to that of university
  • identify and promulgate pedagogical ‘best practice’ for science education in the first year at university.

Related Information

For more information on science literacy achievement visit the website Education Counts