Student Science Journals win Educational Publishing Award
PrimaryConnections' innovative approach to primary school science education has been recognised with a win at the Australian Publishers Association (APA)‘s 2017 Educational Publishing Awards.
The Academy’s PrimaryConnections team took out the award category Primary: Student Resource—Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages for their Student Science Journals (Years 3 and 4).
In awarding the prize, the judging panel said ‘the student science journals are functional and accessible, incorporating hands-on activities and a collaborative approach, allowing students to take ownership of their work. They are particularly helpful in building teachers’ confidence and competence in teaching science’.
PrimaryConnections was also highly commended in the Primary Teacher Resource category for its Among the Gum Trees curriculum pack, which spark students’ interest in learning about gum trees.