Research in Science Education

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 24–33 | Cite as

Sci-Tec: Evaluating a non-deficit model of in-service

  • Graham Crawford
  • Yvonne Zeegers


The Sci-Tec project was based on an interactive, non-deficit model of in-service in which the fundamental principle was to value the expertise of all participants, and to encourage them to share that expertise with others. As part of the unfolding of the project, the participants also identified various areas of need as they arose, and these too became elements of the in-service agenda. The model has proved to be robust when applied in a wide range of schools, and with teachers who originally expressed widely varying degrees of confidence and interest in teaching primary science and technology.


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© Australasian Science Education Research Association 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Crawford
    • 1
  • Yvonne Zeegers
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of South AustraliaUnderdale
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied Science and TechnologyUniversity of South AustraliaMagill

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