Image of the cover of the Primary Connections: linking science with literacy Stage 6 Research Evaluation (2018) report

Primary Connections: linking science with literacy Stage 6 Research Evaluation (2018)

Primary Connections: linking science with literacy Stage 6 Research Evaluation (2018)
By University of Technology Sydney
Prepared for the Australian Academy of Science

Teaching Primary Science (2012)

Teaching Primary Science (2012)

Teaching Primary Science: Trial-teacher feedback on the implementation of Primary Connections and the 5E model (2012). A report by Professor Keith Skamp.

Australasian Science Education Research Association paper (2012)

Australasian Science Education Research Association paper (2012)

This paper reports on insights gleaned from an analysis of more than 3000 comments, from over 200 teachers who have implemented trial Primary Connections units and provided detailed written feedback. The feedback included teachers’ perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 5E phases and many related aspects.

An overview of Primary Connections Stage 3 research outcomes 2006-2008

An overview of Primary Connections Stage 3 research outcomes 2006-2008

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). December 2008.

Science is primary: Stage 3 (2006-08)

Science is primary: Stage 3 (2006-08)

This report provides a review of Primary Connections: Linking science with literacy Stage 3 (2006-2008). The purpose of the review is to assess the progress and impact of the project and to make recommendations for Stage 4.

Impact of Primary Connections on students' science processes, literacies of science and attitudes towards science

Impact of Primary Connections on students' science processes, literacies of science and attitudes towards science

Authors: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University); Vaughan Prain (La Trobe University). August 2008.

Professional Learning Facilitators: Activities as at end of T1 1/2, 2008

Professional Learning Facilitators: Activities as at end of T1 1/2, 2008

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). August 2008.

QLD, NSW and TAS Curriculum Leader workshops: October 2007 - February 2008

QLD, NSW and TAS Curriculum Leader workshops: October 2007 - February 2008

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). May 2008. 

WA Professional Learning Facilitators workshop September 2007

WA Professional Learning Facilitators workshop September 2007

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). February 2008. 

NSW Professional Learning Facilitators workshop

NSW Professional Learning Facilitators workshop

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). January 2008. 

NSW and QLD Curriculum Leader workshops

NSW and QLD Curriculum Leader workshops

Author: Kathryn Edmonson (Primary Connections Project Officer). January 2008. 

Small Study - Big Success Story (2007)

Small Study - Big Success Story (2007)

This report is a story—it is based on the stories told by thirteen educatiors who participated in a pilot study of the Primary Connections Indigenous Perspective Framework in Western Australia in Term 4 of 2007.

Professional Learning Facilitators workshop: January 2007

Professional Learning Facilitators workshop: January 2007

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). May 2007.

University science educators' workshop February 2007

University science educators' workshop February 2007

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). May 2007. 

Trial teachers' activities and perceptions end of Term 1, 2006

Trial teachers' activities and perceptions end of Term 1, 2006

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). April 2007. 

Professional Learning Facilitators: Confidence, self-efficacy, activities as at end of T3, 2006

Professional Learning Facilitators: Confidence, self-efficacy, activities as at end of T3, 2006

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). December 2006. 

Professional Learning Facilitator Focus Group

Professional Learning Facilitator Focus Group

Author: Louise Rostron (Professional Learning Support Office, Primary Connections). November 2006. 

Professional Learning Facilitators: Confidence, self-efficacy, activities as at end of T1, 2006

Professional Learning Facilitators: Confidence, self-efficacy, activities as at end of T1, 2006

Author: Marck Hackling (Edith Cowan University). August 2006. 

Trial School Principals' Expectations of the Programme and Perceptions of its Impact

Trial School Principals' Expectations of the Programme and Perceptions of its Impact

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). July 2006.

Case study teachers' experience of Primary Connections

Case study teachers' experience of Primary Connections

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan University). February, 2006.

Professional Learning Facilitators workshop: January 2006

Professional Learning Facilitators workshop: January 2006

Author: Mark Hackling (Edith Cowan Unviersity). March 2006. 

Trial research report: Stage 2 (2005)

Trial research report: Stage 2 (2005)

In 2005 research was conducted by Edith Cowan and La Trobe Universities to assess the impact of Primary Connections in trial schools. The results showed that Primary Connections has a strong, positive impact on students, teachers, and schools.

Evaluation of Primary Investigations

Evaluation of Primary Investigations

Primary Connections built upon the research and evaluation of Primary Investigations. To learn more see the following report: Evaluation of Primary Investigations, A Research Report July 2002.

Author: Peter Aubusson (University of Technology, Sydney); Frances Steele (University of Technology, Sydney). July 2012.