National science teachers conference for Hobart

Tuesday, 29 January, 2002

The changing culture of science education will be the focus for a major national conference to be held in Tasmania from 6 July to 11 July.

Education Minister Fran Bladel said the 51st National Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association, to be held in Hobart from Saturday 6 July till Thursday 11 July, would bring educators from around the country to Tasmania.

"This conference attracts outstanding national and international speakers as well as science teachers from all parts of Australia," Ms Bladel said.

"It has been eight years since this important national education conference has been held in Tasmania and it provides a wonderful opportunity to enhance the professional development of science teachers in the state.

"To help make the most of this opportunity a pupil-free day has been allocated during the conference period so that science teachers and school laboratory technicians will have an opportunity to attend," she said.

"The conference will include workshops, excursions, hands-on and practical science activity sessions, discussion forums and the presentation of science and science education research findings," Ms Bladel said.

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