Academic journal article Teaching Science


Academic journal article Teaching Science


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I'd like to extend my congratulations to the winners of the ASTA Awards announced during CONASTA 65 in Brisbane in July. The ASTA Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by individuals to science education. They include the Most Valuable Paper Award for a paper published in Teaching Science in 2015. Through this award, ASTA seeks to recognise a paper that is judged to have "the greatest potential to contribute to the practice of science teaching".

The winners of the Most Valuable Paper Award for 2015 were Mark Hackling, Matt Byrne, Graeme Gower and Karen Anderson for their paper, 'A pedagogical model for engaging Aboriginal children with science learning' (Vol. 61, No. 1, 2015). Congratulations to the authors, and good luck with any future work you conduct in this area.

Other papers that were shortlisted were:

'Probing Year 11 physics students' understandings of gravitation'

Simon Moore and Vaille Dawson (Vol. 61, No. 4, 2015)

'The PRO instructional strategy in the construction of scientific explanations'

Kok-Sing Tang (Vol. 61, No. …

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