What is happening in primary science teacher education in Australia?
As members of the science teacher education community in Australia, you are being invited to participate in a study focused on surveying the primary science education landscape and understanding what is happening in initial teacher education in Australia.
The project team - Ange Fitzgerald (USQ), Kimberley Pressick-Kilborn (UTS) and Reece Mills (QUT) - are seeking participants who meet the following two criteria:
- Have taught primary science education units to initial teacher education students in the last 12 months; and
- Working in an Australian initial teacher education (ITE) provider.
The project involves two parts:
- An online survey
- Semi-structured interview (over the phone or Zoom)
The survey should take about 20-30 minutes of your time and can be accessed via this link https://survey.qut.edu.au/f/193941/8d01/.
The survey will remain open until Friday 29th November, 2019
If you are interested in participating in an interview, please contact Ange Fitzgerald directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Participation in either part of this project is voluntary and your participation will remain anonymous.
We would love to hear from all primary science teacher educators in Australia, so we encourage you to share this invitation with your colleagues.
The findings of this project will be shared with the community at the 2020 ASERA conference in Wollongong. We are exploring opportunities around forming a primary science education SIG with the intention to possibly host a roundtable session prior to the ASERA conference (e.g. Tuesday 23rd June) leading to a potential writing project.