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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.013
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... The 21 st century will be characterised by our successes and failures to solve global issues, and solving our global issues will require a higher quality of science education. However, in science education in Australia it is time to decide to change. In the last decade, enrolments in senior...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 193–200.
Published: 16 September 2014
.... Animal ethics animal science education animal welfare Animal Ethics Committee pedagogy Zoology Anon. 2009. Transforming Australia's Higher Education System. http://www.industry.gov.au/HigherEducation/Pages/Library%20Card/TransformingAusHigherED.aspx http://www.industry.gov.au...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 422–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and remediated as “dumbness”, Australians value science education. Scientists need to be careful when they enter debates about the future direction of science curricula because of the danger in dichotomising the debate in which old pedagogies emerge as retrograde solutions. Solutions exist in new Science...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 329–335.
Published: 17 March 2014
... professor of zoology. You re the head of the Australian Museum, or you re a great naturalist. You write a column for us once a week on anything you like and this is part of the educative value of science. We believe as a newspaper that we probably have a responsibility to spread science as widely...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 148–156.
Published: 17 March 2014
... been and will remain fundamental to the development of an environmental ethic and to the understanding of environmental issues by the public. Most people have not been trained in the sciences and only a minority have tertiary education. Simple English, clear expression and a brief message...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.004
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... and not allow multinationals and politicians dictate science policy or interfere with the communication of science. This requires fundamental changes in science education in Australia. The conservation agenda is anthropocentric with too much emphasis on conservation reserves for human recreation...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 430–456.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Gary Opit ABSTRACT A citizen science project was begun on 11 February 1997 with a regular live-to-air wildlife talkback segment on ABC North Coast NSW Local Radio. Listeners were encouraged to phone in to report interesting observations. This public endeavour aimed to promote interest in wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 438–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... httpsdoi.org/10.1007/s13280- 015-0712-2 Kragh, G. 2016. The motivations of volunteers in citizen science. Environmental Scientist, 25(2): 32-35. Merenlender, A. M., Crall, A. W., Drill, S., Prysby, M., Ballard, H. 2016. Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 449–461.
Published: 01 May 2020
... resources outlining the kinds of activities that citizen scientists have participated in (Roger and Klistorner 2016). Citizen science has also been recognised for its value in contributing to environmental education and STEM (Kobori et al. 2016; Saunders et al. 2018). There is also an increasing amount...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.028
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 22 April 2021
...Daniel Lunney; Indrie Sonawane; Ian Shannon; Ben Hope; Mathew S. Crowther ABSTRACT We used two survey methods - citizen science for private land and cameras for protected areas - to map the distribution of dingoes/wild dogs and foxes in NSW. Dingo/wild dog records were mostly confined to the east...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 242–246.
Published: 07 February 2013
.... This unit also discusses how structural characteristics and their corresponding function have adapted to specific environments, with particular focus on adaptations that enabled life on land for various taxa. This unit is suitable for students interested in whole animal biology, science education...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (4): 413–423.
Published: 03 October 2013
...Kenneth Pollock; Neil Loneragan; Michael Calver Fisheries Science, Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology are crucial to the Australian economy and society. Australian doctoral education in these fields assumes that students commence with well-developed relevant skills, or acquire them...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 548–553.
Published: 20 October 2011
... to work in environmental management, planning and health sciences. Undergraduate and postgraduate students participating in the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales' student workshops were asked to identify what they value in their tertiary education and how they would improve the experience...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 318–328.
Published: 01 June 2017
... selection and other evolutionary mechanisms as threshold concepts that, once grasped, can transform students' interpretations of biology and possibly their world views. Mentioning creationism in the context of science education may be a dangerous idea, but what is worse - to establish some common ground...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.080
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... The status of scientists in public opinion is discussed in relation to several areas of controversy. In England the social status of scientists is affected by long standing prejudices in society and the education system, and to some extent these views have had influence in Australia...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The history of the transition of natural history from being at the centre of western science to the periphery is outlined. The development of a divide between amateurs and professionals is discussed as is the decline in nature study in school education. It is argued that understanding...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.001
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 261–266.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to be dangerous in a world locked more into economic growth than an appreciation of our natural heritage and how to conserve it. extinction science education heresy evolution ecological theory vegetarian 2017 261 Australian Zoologist volume 38 (3) What is your view of a dangerous idea? A dangerous idea...