School science, the ‘smart’ economy, ‘networked’ science and ‘wicked’ problems: Is there a connection? Should there be? In this article, in keeping with the theme of this issue of NZ Science Teacher, I look at one of the four pressure areas I listed: changes to the work of being a scientist (and to the world of work generally). Via a quick survey of some big trends in the world beyond education, I explore some difficult issues science educators need to face, if school science education is to play a meaningful role in preparing some young people for science-related work.
Article published in New Zealand Science Teacher Issue 131, pp.5-9