The Science Teaching in Schools Experience (STISE)

  • Mellita Jones
  • Karen McLean


This chapter outlines the Science Teaching in Schools Experience (STISE), a school-based approach to science teacher education that profiles, in particular, the application of a Communities of Collaboration and Learner as Central tenets of personalising learning. The context for this example of personalising learning is the teaching of a science education unit within a pre-service teaching Bachelor of Education course for both primary and early childhood and primary teacher candidates at a local university. In these courses, the science teaching self-efficacy levels of the teacher candidates commencing the unit are persistently low. Efforts to address this widespread concern led to an example of situated learning theory forming the basis for the redesign and delivery of the unit. The ways in which Learners as Central and Communities of Collaboration were established and maintained showcase a successful example of personalising learning within science teacher education that addresses traditionally low science teaching self-efficacy beliefs among pre-service teachers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Karen McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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