Current Trend of Science Education in Australia
Science Curriculum and Standards Framework
The purpose of this paper was to make clear the actual state of science education in Australia. Through the study of documents, the results were as follows:
1. There were constructivism and STS education in the background of the National Statements and Profiles drawn up by the AEC in 1993.
2. The Science CSF in Victoria consisted of 4 strands and 10 substrands. On the other hand the National Statements and Profiles were composed of 5 strands and 15-18 components and were different from the Science CSF. Taking the case of a strand about physical science, the former was modern, the latter was orthodox.
3. The Board of Studies and DSE of Department of Education were central to support school teachers in Victoria. In the Blackburn Lake Primary School where I visited in 1997, the teacher instructed her students in the topic "Ecology of the Rainforest" by the CSF based backings.
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