I am currently conducting action research to evaluate whether contextualized science subjects have a place within our schools curriculum. Last year, I was part of a team running a contextualised subject as a pilot to the subject I was intending to run this year, in order to continue the action research project.
Whilst I am no longer teaching that subject, I will still be involved with year eight science, and the physics component of this course, in order to finish my action research. I am seeking to make the teaching and learning of science congruent with the practice of scientific inquiry in local and global communities. This is within the bigger goal of developing an effective science program at St Joseph’s College through authentic and relevant project based learning. This research is supported by a grant from the Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM).
I look forward to sharing updates with you via this blog!