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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Learning by design: maths and science in the middle years

Shelley Dole, Tony Wright, Doug M. Clarke
Students should leave compulsory schooling with rich, connected conceptualisations in mathematics and science. Educators from universities in Queensland and Victoria are currently addressing this issue through a research project with middle years' teachers. The three-year project, involving seven government, Catholic and Independent schools in Queensland, is focused on one of the common core themes of mathematics and science: proportional reasoning. View Article...

Science outside the laboratory

Martin Braund, Michael Reiss
Science educators must complement laboratory science with learning opportunities beyond the school to stimulate student interest and keep pace with scientific developments – The Curriculum Journal. View Abstract...

School science and citizenship

Edgar W Jenkins
There has been a long debate as to whether science education should be narrowly focused on scientific knowledge or integrated with the study of, and action around, social issues – The Curriculum Journal. View Abstract...

Reinventing the media classroom

John Schwartz
Media Studies has become overly focused on technology, risking the loss of its critical and social dimensions, and it is also threatened by absorption into an interdisciplinary curriculum – Australian Screen Education.View Abstract...

Gender imbalance in maths education: the role of motivation

Helen M G Watt
Differences between girls’ and boys’ values and perceptions of their own abilities may underpin gender imbalances in maths participation – Educational Research and Evaluation.View Abstract...