An innovation framework based on best practice exemplars from the ASISTM project

Russell Tytler, David Symington, Craig Smith, Susan Rodrigues

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    Abstract

    This report describes research into 16 ASISTM projects selected to be broadly representative of exemplars in innovation. Case studies of each project were constructed from interviews with a range of key participants, and used to develop and refine an innovation framework that is used to make sense of and describe the key features of each project. The major issue binding these projects was found to be that of student interest and engagement, and this was pursued through involving students in contemporary science, technology and mathematics (STM) practices in authentic settings. The findings point to an enriched set of purposes of STM education implicit in these projects, a set of pedagogical practices that are varied and consistent with contemporary educational thinking, and a varied array of ‘actors’ recruited to these projects.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherDepartment of Education Science and Training (DEST), Australia
    ISBN (Print)0642777152
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Keywords

    • Innovation
    • Education
    • Curriculum
    • Teachers

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    Tytler, R., Symington, D., Smith, C., & Rodrigues, S. (2008). An innovation framework based on best practice exemplars from the ASISTM project. Department of Education Science and Training (DEST), Australia. http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/school_education/publications_resources/profiles/innovative_framework_asistm.htm