Research and Evaluation

The development of Primary Connections is informed by research and evaluation. Numerous reports demonstrate that “Primary Connections is having a positive impact on schools, teachers and students" (Skamp, 2012) as well as pre-service teachers. Browse and download reports below.

Primary Connections: Linking Science with literacy is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the National Innovation and Science Agenda measure Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM.

Published 13 December 2012

Teaching Primary Science (2012)

13 December 2012

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

Published 13 November 2012

Australasian Science Education Research Association paper (2012)

13 November 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.

Published 01 December 2008

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

01 December 2008

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

Published 13 November 2008

Science is primary: Stage 3 (2006-08)

13 November 2008

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.