[ASC-list] Perth, UWA SciComm Friday Seminar - 5 June 4pm at the CLT: Impact of whole-school approaches to education for sustainability on adoption of environmentally responsible behaviours

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Thu May 28 13:17:00 UTC 2009


The UWA Science Communication Seminar for Friday June 5 will be  
presented by PhD
candidate, Zarin Salter.

Impact of whole-school approaches to education for sustainability on  
adoption of environmentally responsible behaviours

In schools where a well-supported whole-school approach to sustainable
practices is established within the teacher and student body, the next
challenge is to engender the same awareness and enthusiasm for adopting
sustainable practices among the parent body. Parents and caregivers must
become partners in the whole-school approach to support their children's
efforts at home and learn to make necessary behavioural changes themselves.

This study will explore effects of whole-school education for sustainability
initiatives supported by the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative-
Western Australia (AuSSI-WA) on immediate and sustained adoption of
environmentally responsible behaviours in upper-primary school children. It
will also examine the extent to which students' parents, caregivers and
families support these behaviours and the perceived relationship between
families' adoption of environmentally responsible behaviours and children's
involvement with an AuSSI-WA school. Lastly, this study will identify
factors that may maximise the support and reciprocal adoption of
environmentally responsible behaviours among parents, caregivers and
families of the children studied.

Zarin has just submitted her PhD research proposal on the topic of
Environmental Education and looks forward to undertaking her main study. She
has an honours degree in Marine Science, work history in Marine Education,
and volunteer experience working with youth in two different environmental
and moral empowerment programs. These work and volunteer roles have deepened
her belief in the positive potential of young people who are informed and
empowered to act on environmental issues they care about, and who are
supported and encouraged by their community to do so.


WHAT: Zarin Salter

WHEN: 4pm Friday 5 June

WHERE: The University of Western Australia, Crawley campus
Centre for Learning Technology; Ground floor Physics building, near Fairway
entrance #1
Enter via ramp between Physics and Geology, go down stairs to basement.

------------------------------------------------------------

REMINDER for THIS WEEK: FRIDAY MAY 29

Masters students Stephanie Watts and Sampa Tshewang who will discuss
findings from their literature reviews.

Stephanie Watts - Communicating science concepts to high school aged
students

Stephanie will talk about effective science communication based on studies
reported in the literature. Along with the influence of student driven
communication, she will look at the influence and use of the internet and
print media in communicating about science with adolescents.

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Sampa Tshewang - Attitudes towards and use of Information and Communication
Technology by preservice science and maths teachers

Sampa, a science teacher from Bhutan, has been reviewing studies on the use
of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by trainee teachers. He
will discuss what the literature says about the use of the technology and
student teacher attitudes towards it.


WHAT: Presentations by Stephanie Watts & Sampa Tshewang

WHERE: The University of Western Australia, Crawley campus
Centre for Learning Technology; Ground floor Physics building, near Fairway
entrance #1
Enter via ramp between Physics and Geology, go down stairs to basement.


------------------------------------------------------------
COMING UP

The schedule of upcoming seminars and events can also be found on the UWA
Science Communication blog:
http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com

(Please note that some events later in the semester are still tentative but
will be finalised closer to the event date)


---
Sonja Bauk
on behalf of the Science Communication Seminar Coordinators
Email: uwasciencecomm at gmail.com
http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com


PLEASE DO NOT DESTROY UNTIL ALL SPACES HAVE BEEN USED


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The Science Communication Seminar for Friday June 5 will be presented by PhD
candidate, Zarin Salter.

In schools where a well-supported whole-school approach to sustainable
practices is established within the teacher and student body, the next
challenge is to engender the same awareness and enthusiasm for adopting
sustainable practices among the parent body. Parents and caregivers must
become partners in the whole-school approach to support their children's
efforts at home and learn to make necessary behavioural changes themselves.

This study will explore effects of whole-school education for sustainability
initiatives supported by the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative-
Western Australia (AuSSI-WA) on immediate and sustained adoption of
environmentally responsible behaviours in upper-primary school children. It
will also examine the extent to which students' parents, caregivers and
families support these behaviours and the perceived relationship between
families' adoption of environmentally responsible behaviours and children's
involvement with an AuSSI-WA school. Lastly, this study will identify
factors that may maximise the support and reciprocal adoption of
environmentally responsible behaviours among parents, caregivers and
families of the children studied.

Zarin has just submitted her PhD research proposal on the topic of
Environmental Education and looks forward to undertaking her main study. She
has an honours degree in Marine Science, work history in Marine Education,
and volunteer experience working with youth in two different environmental
and moral empowerment programs. These work and volunteer roles have deepened
her belief in the positive potential of young people who are informed and
empowered to act on environmental issues they care about, and who are
supported and encouraged by their community to do so.


WHAT: Zarin Salter

WHEN: 4pm Friday 5 June

WHERE: The University of Western Australia, Crawley campus
Centre for Learning Technology; Ground floor Physics building, near Fairway
entrance #1
Enter via ramp between Physics and Geology, go down stairs to basement.

------------------------------------------------------------

REMINDER for THIS WEEK: FRIDAY MAY 29

Masters students Stephanie Watts and Sampa Tshewang who will discuss
findings from their literature reviews.

Stephanie Watts - Communicating science concepts to high school aged
students

Stephanie will talk about effective science communication based on studies
reported in the literature. Along with the influence of student driven
communication, she will look at the influence and use of the internet and
print media in communicating about science with adolescents.

--   --   --   ---   --   ---   --   ---   --   ---   --   -

Sampa Tshewang - Attitudes towards and use of Information and Communication
Technology by preservice science and maths teachers

Sampa, a science teacher from Bhutan, has been reviewing studies on the use
of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by trainee teachers. He
will discuss what the literature says about the use of the technology and
student teacher attitudes towards it.


WHAT: Presentations by Stephanie Watts & Sampa Tshewang

WHERE: The University of Western Australia, Crawley campus
Centre for Learning Technology; Ground floor Physics building, near Fairway
entrance #1
Enter via ramp between Physics and Geology, go down stairs to basement.


------------------------------------------------------------
COMING UP

The schedule of upcoming seminars and events can also be found on the UWA
Science Communication blog:
http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com

(Please note that some events later in the semester are still tentative but
will be finalised closer to the event date)


---
Sonja Bauk
on behalf of the Science Communication Seminar Coordinators
Email: uwasciencecomm at gmail.com
http://uwasciencecomm.blogspot.com


PLEASE DO NOT DESTROY UNTIL ALL SPACES HAVE BEEN USED
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