Space to Grow: The Faulkes Telescope and improving science engagement in schools

NSW Department of Education, Macquarie University

2009-2011 | LP0562535

Exceptional opportunities exist to engage, develop and enrich science students and their teachers through access to the cutting‑edge Faulkes Telescopes (FTs). The FT South (sited in Australia) is the world's largest dedicated to educational use with Australia enjoying a 15% share as the host country of this exceptional educational initiative. Operated remotely via the internet, the FT provides natural links to ICT, on‑line learning, physics, astronomy and mathematics. Given appropriate support, it can play a valuable role in re‑engaging students in science and enhancing science education and literacy outcomes in Australian schools over the next 20 years.

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