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Complex or complicated change? What can biology education learn from disciplinary biology?

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What might biology education learn from disciplinary biology? Asks Rosemary Hipkins, NZCER, and keynote speaker at Biolive 2009.

At the 2009 Biolive Conference in Dunedin I suggested that biology educators could look to the cutting edge of biology when searching for ways to manage the complex changes in teaching and learning signalled by the phrase ‘a 21st century education’. This article sets out my argument for those biology teachers who were not able to be there, but I believe the deeper message is relevant to all teachers, given the curriculum challenges that confront us as we work out how best to implement the New Zealand Curriculum in our various schools.

The full journal article published in: New Zealand Science Teacher, 122, 33-35

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