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Space to Grow: The Faulkes Telescope and improving science engagement in schools [ 2009-04-01 - 2012-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989264]

Researchers: Prof John Hedberg (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof David McKinnon (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Quentin Parker (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Lena Danaia (Postdoctoral Fellow) ,  Dr John DeCourcy (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Space to Grow: The Faulkes Telescope and improving science engagement in schools. Exceptional opportunities exist to engage, develop and enrich science students and their teachers through access to the cutting-edge Faulkes Telescopes (FTs). The FT South (sited in Australia) is the world's largest dedicated to educational use with Australia enjoying a 15% share as the host country of this exceptional educational initiative. Operated remotely via the internet, the FT provides natural links to ICT, on-line learning, physics, astronomy and mathematics. Given appropriate support, it can play a valuable role in re-engaging students in science and enhancing science education and literacy outcomes in Australian schools over the next 20 years.

Funding Amount $312,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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