Science Research

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

This page identifies current research in the area of science education.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) - an independent, not-for-profit organisation. ACER conducts an annual research conference, conducts professional learning workshops and publishes a newsletter and research findings.

Australian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) - publishes the international journal Research in Science Education of interest to researchers, teacher practitioners and policy makers. Abstracts are available on this site.

Curriculum, Learning and Effective Pedagogy: A Literature Review in Science Education - aimed at informing the broad area of ‘teaching and the dynamics of learning’. The review covers the significant international research on effective pedagogy and the links between student learning, curricula, pedagogy and assessment in science education.

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) - a survey administered to 15 year old students in OECD countries assessing their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life problems and situations. It is a measure of students' performance in reading, mathematical and scientific literacy and problem solving.

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)  - designed to help countries all over the world improve student learning in mathematics and science. It collects educational achievement data at Year 4 and Year 8 to provide information about trends in performance over time.