Science education for the twenty-first century

Science education for the twenty-first century

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

A strong and forward-looking science education system in the school years is a necessary prerequisite for New Zealand’s future success in an increasingly knowledge-based world. Yet the changing nature of science and the changing role of science in society create major challenges for effective science teaching. The Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Ministry of Science & Innovation, has undertaken an extensive programme to evaluate the state and future direction of school science education at both primary and secondary levels.

The report, Looking ahead: science education for the twenty-first century, was launched via interactive broadcast on Tuesday 5 April 2011.


Download report here (645 kb).


A podcast of the launch can be viewed below (66 min).

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