On the issue of pedagogical content knowledge, in a paper reporting one of our research studies (Tytler, Symington & Smith, 2011) we noted that teacher professional growth had occurred through participation in collaborative activities such as the ASISTM
When the ASISTM
Programme was made available, it complemented the plan and the ongoing small schools network in the area so well, that the tender was submitted for the creation of a Clean, Green Energy Park.
In 2008, the federally funded Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics Project (ASISTM
), supported projects which aimed to bring about real and lasting improvements to the ways in which Science, Technology and Mathematics were taught in schools.
An Innovation Framework based on best-practice exemplars from the Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM
The authors would also like to acknowledge the funding from the Australian Federal Government ASISTM
Project which made this work possible.
*The Science on the land; caring for our future project was undertaken as part of The Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM
) Project which was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations as part of the Boosting Innovation, Science, Technology and Mathematics Teaching Program.
An innovation framework based on best practice exemplars from the Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM
) projects (Tytler, Symington, Smith & Rodrigues, 2008) was used as a framework for analysis.
initiative has sparked activity stimulating linkages between schools and universities and other agencies to tap into expertise outside the school staff.
UTAS Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, ASISTM
: Working together to expand science literacy in schools.(Retrieved March 2008) http:/fcms.its.utas.
* Informal interviews with the ASISTM
project coordinator, teacher associates and principals
The outcomes of the project were reported in the Australian Schools Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics projects (ASISTM
) final project report (Keys & Spiers 2007).
The participating tertiary science students were initially voluntary but funds became available through an ASISTM
grant that provided a small remuneration for their time.