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Published on 26 May 2012

26 May 2012

Science educators and science education researchers from across the world will be attending the 43rd Australasian Science Education Research (ASERA) Conference at the University of the Sunshine Coast this week.

More than 160 delegates, including 50 from overseas, will arrive at USC tomorrow (Wednesday 27 June) for the four-day event.

USC’s Head of Discipline for Education Associate Professor Deborah Heck said keynote speakers would include Professor Kenneth Tobin of the United States, Professor Justin Dillon of the United Kingdom and the “grandfather of Australian science education” Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham of Monash University.

Dr Heck said conference delegates included science educators from across Australia and Asia-Pacific Region countries like Japan, Taiwan and Korea.

She said a key focus of the conference would be on the new national science curriculum being taught in Australian schools from this year, with special forums planned for the final day of the conference on Saturday 30 June.

More details about the conference are available at the ASERA website.

– Terry Walsh

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