HSC Biology teachers and the Stage 6 syllabus

Year: 2000

Author: VAN ROOY, W

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

In July 1999, the Board of Studies in New South Wales released five new senior high school science syllabi for implementation in 2000. The study reported in this paper examines the perceptions of a small group of experienced biology teachers towards syllabus change and in particular those concerning the Stage 6 Biology syllabus for the Preliminary course. Discussion of nature of biology and its teaching and the practicalities of biology lessons were used as tools for accessing teachers' thinking about syllabus change.