Science Workshops – National Expert: Professor Denis Goodrum

3 Day Workshop

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This is a series of two workshops designed for school leaders and teachers of Science from Prep – Year 10 to be held in Term 3 and Term 4. The Term 3 Workshop will delivered online. The workshop will provide a realistic balance between online delivery and involvement in independent or small group interactive digital activities.

The workshops will be delivered by Professor Denis Goodrum, writer of the Australian Curriculum: Science Framing paper as well as guiding the development of the Australian Science Curriculum. He was also the Executive Director of the Science by Doing project with the Australian Academy of Science.

While maximum value will be realised by participating in both workshops, it is possible for participants to attend individual workshops.

The purpose of the workshops is to enhance understanding of the Australian science curriculum for school leaders and teachers with the realistic expectation that the science learning of their students will be improved.

Term 3: Teaching the Australian Science Curriculum using inquiry teaching
and effective questioning techniques

• Enhancing inquiry-based teaching
• Enhancing effective questioning
• Enhancing student learning

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please complete the attached External – Enrolment – Form  and email the form to


As a result of participating in the workshops, school leaders and teachers of science will develop:

  • an understanding of teaching strategies that underlie the Australian Curriculum: Science
  • an understanding of how to design and implement quality curriculum units and assessments
  • an awareness of how to access resources to support effective planning and implementing the Australian Curriculum: Science


Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning


Leading teaching and learning

Developing self and others

Leading improvement, innovation and change

3 Day Workshop

The Term 2 Sessions have been rescheduled to Term 3

Online via Zoom

Term 3 2020: Wednesday 29 July 2020 – 9.00am – 3.00pm

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

Term 4 2020: Monday 2 November 2020 – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Term 1 2021: TBA

North – The Tramsheds – Launceston

Term 4 2020: Thursday 29 October 2020 – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Term 1 2021: TBA

North West – Penguin Community Learning Centre – Penguin

Term 4 2020: Wednesday 28 October 2020 – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Term 1 2021: TBA