Currently the Ministry of Education provides professional learning and development with a focus on the science learning area of The New Zealand Curriculum. It places a clear focus on the learning of science through the Nature of Science strand.
Professional learning and development in science explores:
The outcomes for students are that they will develop their understanding about science, learn about investigating in science, develop their ability to communicate in scientific ways and bring a scientific perspective to decisions and actions as appropriate.
Professional Learning and Development support also provides support for departmental planning and implementation that ensures schools become confident in designing engaging Year 11 Science programmes, derived from The New Zealand Curriculum Science Learning Area with a Nature of Science focus.
Key resources used by PLD providers and teachers are available at: