Victorian space science education centre: A unique state of the art structure for learning

Thompson, L, Brumfitt, A, Pakakis, M and Mathers, N 2006, 'Victorian space science education centre: A unique state of the art structure for learning', in Proceedings of the 57th International Astronautical Congress - Bringing Space Closer to People, Valencia, Spain, 2-6 October 2006, pp. 8968-8972.


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Title Victorian space science education centre: A unique state of the art structure for learning
Author(s) Thompson, L
Brumfitt, A
Pakakis, M
Mathers, N
Year 2006
Conference name International Astronautical Congress
Conference location Valencia, Spain
Conference dates 2-6 October 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 57th International Astronautical Congress - Bringing Space Closer to People
Publisher International Astronautics Congress
Place of publication Reston, USA
Start page 8968
End page 8972
Total pages 5
Abstract The Victorian Space Science Centre (VSSEC) is a AU$6.4 million world class facility providing students and teachers access to state of the art equipment, exciting and stimulating programs and continuous professional development within a new and exciting structure for learning. Scenario-based programs, including a Mission to Mars and a Mission to the Space Station, are used to stimulate student's enthusiasm for maths, science and technology across a broad range of topics and demonstrate their relevance and applications VSSEC has established associations in both education and scientific research with national and international organisations allowing for the highest ordering level of pedagogy to direct, focus and extend the breadth of the curricula and in so doing deliver a blended learning environment to support both the student and the teacher. The outreach capability of VSSEC has been significantly enhanced through international collaboration and networking. This facilitates the input of internationally recognised space scientists which is then disseminated to students and teachers who benefit from the accessibility of space scientists who are empowered to impart the passion they carry for their field as well as their technical expertise.
Subjects Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Education
Mathematics
Science
Space
Technology
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