Learning about science and technology after school

Publication date
Monday, 15 Apr 2019

On Thursday the 28th of March, Harry Hartog in Kambri at the Australian National University held a book launch to celebrate Leonie J. Rennie, Susan M. Stocklmayer and John K. Gilbert’s new book "Supporting Self-Directed Learning in Science and Technology Beyond the School Years”.

The book discusses 14 case studies of individuals and their experiences with learning about science beyond their schooling years.

Professor Stocklmayer quoted Professor Gilbert on the book showcasing how “Adults can, and do, learn specific science and technologies for their own purposes, in their own way, and at their own convenience.”

The idea of a book was first discussed in August 2013, and in six years and three different cities, Professors Rennie, Stocklmayer and Gilbert published their book earlier this year.

Rennie from Perth, Stocklmayer from Canberra and Gilbert from England showed how an impressive collaborative effort can pay off.

“Three people so far apart and somehow we all ended up on the same page,” said Professor Rennie.

You can find out more about the book here

This article written by CPAS student Ayisha Ibrahim.