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, Skills and Employment through the National Innovation and Science Agenda measure Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM.

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.

Published 01 September 2008

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

01 September 2008

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

Published 01 August 2008

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

01 August 2008

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

Published 01 May 2008

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

01 May 2008

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