The state of quantitative skills in undergraduate science education: Findings from an Australian study

Matthews, Kelly E., Belward, Shaun, Coady, Carmel, Rylands, Leanne, Simbag, Vilma, Adams, Peter, Peleaz, Nancy, Thompson, Katerina, Parry, Mark, and Tariq, Vicki (2012) The state of quantitative skills in undergraduate science education: Findings from an Australian study. Report. Australian Government, Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia.

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Abstract

The project, QS in Science: Curriculum Models for the Future, responded to the call for action to address the inadequacy of quantitative skills (QS) among science students and graduates. The QS in Science project espouses development of QS as a key learning outcome through embedding QS in undergraduate science programs in a 'whole of program' approach. A year and half into the project, our findings affirm that the challenges faced by the higher education sector regarding QS in science are serious and deep-seated, with profound influence on the program structures of science undergraduate courses. Seven key findings verify that these challenges are substantial.

Item ID: 26400
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-9873478-0-0
Keywords: quantitative skills; mathematics; statistics; science
Funders: Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Projects and Grants: Quantitative Skills (QS) in Science: Curriculum model for the future
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 02:40
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 25%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 25%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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