New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

  • What's in it for me? Choosing science in Norway

    15/10/2012

    *In Norway, a study was conducted to find out why students chose to participate, or not participate, in post-compulsory science and the results are relevant for NZ, as **Maria Vetleseter Bøe**, of the Norwegian Centre for Science Education, University of Oslo, Norway explains:*

  • Sustainability in classroom science

    15/10/2012

    *The latest statistics from the National Education Monitoring Project show that primary students are less interested in science are disconcerting (Crooks, Smith & Flockton, 2008). How can we ignite primary students’ interest in science? Asks **Sally Birsdall**. *

  • National Primary Science Week 2012

    15/10/2012

    In 2011, the NZASE’s Primary subcommittee launched the first National Primary Science Week1 (May 7th – 11th, 2012) in an attempt to support teachers and schools bringing more science into the classroom, writes Steve Sexton.

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    Book review: Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon

    15/10/2012

    Clean Energy, Climate and Carbon 

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    Last words of Sir Paul Callaghan: science is vital for good citizenship

    15/04/2012

    The following are some highlights from Sir Paul’s article that was published in Issue 129 of the NZST, three weeks before he died of cancer on 24 March 2012 at the age of 64. Sir Paul was a good friend of science educators.

  • Ripping yarns: science in Africa

    15/04/2012

    *What do an eccentric South African ichthyologist, a Kenyan who inspired the planting of two billion trees and a Kenyan who was a member of ‘the hominid gang’ have in common? They challenge our understanding of the label ‘scientist’ as **Miles Barker**, University of Waikato, explains: *

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    Science is vital for good citizenship

    15/01/2012

    *Science is a good start on the road to wise citizenship, writes Professor Sir Paul Callaghan*

  • Misconceptions about psychology

    15/01/2012

    *Communicating psychology is a challenge  because of the pre-existing misunderstandings and biases people bring with them, as **Marc Wilson**, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington and the winner of the NZ Association of Scientists’ Science Communicator Award 2010, explains:  *

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