[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE180100682]
Researchers Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Brief description This project aims to determine whether authentic scientific research projects undertaken by teachers translate into improved science-related outcomes for students. Measures to redress declining levels of understanding and interest in science among Australian secondary students over more than two decades have had little effect. Using a cross-national multiple case study design, the project plans to generate new knowledge about improving teachers’ scientific literacy and classroom practice that translates to improved student understanding of, and engagement with, science. This will afford significant social and economic benefits through targeted research-informed education strategies that meet the needs of Australia’s future STEM workforce.
Funding Amount $384,996
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award