Science Workshops with Professor Denis Goodrum


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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 2 and Term 4. 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, participants can attend individual workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to enhance understanding of the Australian science curriculum for school leaders and teachers with the expectation that the science learning of their students will be improved.

Focus for Term 2: Teaching the Australian Science Curriculum using inquiry teaching and effective questioning techniques

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

Focus for Term 4: Understanding and implementing the Australian Science Curriculum

  • Understanding Science Inquiry Skills
  • Understanding the interrelationship between the three strands: Science Inquiry Skills, Science as a Human Endeavour, and Science Understanding
  • Designing and implementing quality curriculum units and assessments

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please contact Rose Anderson via email

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

  • know how to design and implement quality curriculum units and assessments
  • understand teaching strategies that underlie the Australian Curriculum: Science
  • 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

Workshop – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

Term 2 – TBA

North – Tailrace – Launceston

Term 2 – TBA

North West – Burnie Arts & Function Centre – Burnie

Term 2 – TBA

*Term 4 Dates – To be advised