Transforming Tertiary Science Education
This completed Commissioned Project transferred and adapted the successful North American Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) model to the New Zealand tertiary system.
Interventions were used to engage and enhance learning in tertiary science in Biology and Geology courses at the University of Canterbury and Massey University. The results from this study can be applied to different academic disciplines in a variety of tertiary settings, including polytechnics.
This project was launched at the University of Canterbury in March 2013
- Dr Ben Kennedy (Contact Project Leader), University of Canterbury
- Dr Zoe Jordens, Massey University
- Dr Rosie Bradshaw, Massey University
- Dr Erik Brogt, University of Canterbury
- Dr Ewen Cameron, Massey University
- Dr Billy O'Steen, University of Canterbury
- Professor Carl Wieman (Mentor), The University of British Columbia
- Graham Foster, University of Auckland, Physics
For more information about Carl Wieman's work, see Transforming Science Education at Large Research Universities: A Case Study in Progress - Change: the Magazine of Higher Learning, March-April 2010
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Presentation given at the 2011 Ako Aotearoa Research in Progress Colloquium
|Presentation about the project at the Ako Aotearoa Research in Progress Colloquium 2010 (clink on ppt image to left)|
|Recent article in New Zealand Education Review (click image)|
|Article from University of Canterbury Chronicle, Vol. 47 No. 2: Initiative boosts science learning, May 2012. Click on the image to download the article (60 KB PDF)|
- Kennedy, B. & Brogt, E. (2013 July) Transforming Tertiary Science Education: Improving learning during lectures. Presentation at the Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (HERSDA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
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