Applying the wild triangle to teaching middle-tier science in a Queensland independent school

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Title Applying the wild triangle to teaching middle-tier science in a Queensland independent school
Author Fraser, Anthony; Bryer, Fiona Kayleen
Book Title Educational planet shapers: Researching, hypothesising, dreaming the future
Editor Barbara Garrick, Shiralee Poed, & James Skinner
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Mt Gravatt, Brisbane
Publisher Post Pressed
Abstract A group of four teachers working with middle tier students in one Queensland independent school took part in this case study. Two experienced primary teachers and two inexperienced secondary science teachers planned, taught, and evaluated a science unit over the period of one school term in the school's initiation phase of middle tier reform. The group did not engage in joint planning. The primary teachers and secondary teachers formed separate teaching teams. Individual teachers reviewed the unit and maintained their professional focus on planning for their students' next term. This paper presents the argument framing this interpretative case study about group, team, and individual organisational influences on normative teaching uncertainties. A follow-up study will invite the four individual teachers, after a 2-year period of working together, to reflect on their group, team, and individual experiences during that period in order to determine similarities and differences in their interpretations of group teaching context, student transitions from primary to upper secondary tiers, and science curriculum and its integration with other middle tier KLAs and in order to elicit their ideas about how future teaching groups can improve middle schooling practice in this milieu.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2009. For information about this monograph please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors. The attached file is reproduced here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.
Chapter Number 14
Page from 189
Page to 205
ISBN 9781921214585
Date Accessioned 2010-02-16
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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