The drive for impact: Science education in the quantum age

Doyle, Tanya (2023) The drive for impact: Science education in the quantum age. In: Thomas, Gregory P., and Boon, Helen J., (eds.) Challenges in Science Education: Global Perspectives for the Future. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 15-37.

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Presently, political views suggest that the tools of science (e.g., artificial intelligence and quantum computing) are rapidly changing. Australia's chief scientist recognizes a need for the fields of science and science education to respond to these changes as part of an innovation ecosystem to "avoid locking in a two-speed society." These views signal further neo-liberal transformation of the political purpose of both science and science education in relation to contemporary Australian society and economy. Drawing on political discourse analysis, alongside the notion of curriculum as a 'complicated conversation,' this chapter analyzes the international and national policy drivers which frame this most recent imperative to 'innovate' Australia's science curriculum and the challenges for curriculum developers and educators, alike, that arise from this imperative.

Item ID: 78967
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-031-18092-7
Keywords: Education policy, Innovation agenda, STEM agenda
Copyright Information: © 2023 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2023 23:06
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390299 Education policy, sociology and philosophy not elsewhere classified @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160399 Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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