the distinguished scientist, Albert Einstein
Original Published Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A team of researchers led by Emeritus Professor David Blair, a physicist at The University of Western Australia, is building on new research that has shown it is possible, and beneficial, to teach the modern Einsteinian paradigm of space, time, matter, light and gravity to primary and secondary school students.

The new $898,560 ARC Linkage Project aims to test and evaluate a seamless progression of learning modern physics through primary and secondary school. It will sequence, integrate and test research-informed teaching and learning materials, and assessment instruments developed through a 7-nation collaboration.

The researchers have found additional collaborative support from partner organisations including the Gravity Discovery Centre Foundation, the Western Australia (WA) Department Of Education, the Association of Independent Schools of WA, the Science Teachers Association of WA, Mount Lawley Senior High School, and a number of international universities.

The project will draw on research across 24 schools, reviewed by a panel drawn from professional organisations and curriculum authorities, to develop learning resources that will then be widely disseminated, with a view to worldwide introduction of Einsteinian science at school.

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