Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools: CSIRO, Australia
This chapter provides an example of another form of partnership: the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) Program which is a partnership between schools and a government institute. It describes the current aspects of the program and how much of what occurs in the partnership with schools is subscribed through the STEPS model—the Interpretive Framework. The nature of productive partnerships and the possibilities for improvement in the SMiS are highlighted within the context of the use of the specific partnership tools developed from the interpretive framework.
KeywordsScientist and mathematicians in schools Quality learning Authentic partnerships STEM
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