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InSiTE project

Project Dates: 2005-2007
Directors: Professors Bronwen Cowie and Alister Jones
Project members: Judy Moreland, Kathrin Otrel-Cass


The goal of this three-year collaborative research project is to develop a more robust understanding of the interactions between teachers; students; the important ideas and attitudes of science and technology; and the tools and knowledges that teachers use to support student learning. This longitudinal study will be carried out in 6 schools with groups of teachers and their students (Years 1-8).

In 2005 the emphasis will be on understanding current practice through classroom observations and interviews with teachers and students. Late in 2005 and particularly in 2006 and 2007 the emphasis will be on enhancing classroom interactions and learning. Teachers and researchers will jointly contribute to the construction of the analysis of student learning trajectories and interactions that support these.

Partnerships involve the Centre for Science and Technology Education Research and the teachers from six Waikato based schools. These schools range from urban to rural and decile 1-10. This project was funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI). Further information about the project can be found on the TLRI website.


Download the final report from the TLRI website.
Download the summary report from the TLRI website.