[ASC-list] Influencing the influencers

Elizabeth.Yuncken at csiro.au Elizabeth.Yuncken at csiro.au
Wed May 4 23:14:09 UTC 2011

Teachers have a huge influence on students and their career choices, but what's influencing them? The new Australian Curriculum, for a start - and as a science communicator you're more involved than you realise!

Teachers are keen users of a broad range of science resources, for their own background and as teaching tools. No matter what your field, content you create may well be used in classrooms across Australia, so come and find out more about what's going on inside those classrooms.

Did you know that as a result of the new Australian curriculum, students will be taught:

*         science communication?

*         critical thinking and ethical behaviour?

*         how science knowledge and applications affect peoples' lives?

*         how science is influenced by society?

*         how science links with sustainability, Asia, and the histories and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples?

Teachers will be looking for even more resources to help them implement this new curriculum, and text books aren't top of the list. Teachers use a lot of content that science communicators are involved with - newspaper articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, websites and more.

Take away practical ideas about how your science communication work can help teachers develop exciting science lessons and turn students on to science, AND learn more about the skills, ideas and knowledge that are being presented to the science graduates of the future.


*         Melanie Isaacs, Senior Policy Officer, Science, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

Event details:
Friday 20 May 2011, 1.00 - 2.00 pm
CSIRO Corporate Centre, Limestone Ave, Campbell (free parking available)
Entry free; bring your lunch or purchase from the CSIRO Canteen
Please RSVP: asccanberra at gmail.com<mailto:asccanberra at gmail.com>


Liz Yuncken
Canberra Committee
Australian Science Communicators
Managing Editor
CSIRO Education
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elizabeth.yuncken at csiro.au | www.csiro.au
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