Learning and teaching academic standards for science: Where are we now?

Susan M Jones, Brian Yates, Jo-Anne Kelder


One year on from the ALTC Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) Project for Science, it is time to take stock of how the outcomes of that project are being implemented. In this paper, we shall discuss the current national regulatory environment, and what it might mean for us as practitioners in science education. We present examples of how the Science Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) are being used in curriculum review and renewal and how they are being adapted to different disciplinary contexts.

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