Primary Connections is a teacher professional learning program supported by curriculum resources that aims to enhance learning outcomes in science and the literacies of science. The program is based on an innovative model that links science with literacy, uses cooperative learning, integrates assessment with teaching and learning, and follows an inquiry process using open investigations. The program was trialled in 56 schools throughout Australia in 2005. Research has demonstrated that the program improves teachers’ confidence, selfefficacy and practice, students’ learning, and the status of science within schools. The project is an initiative of the Australian Academy of Science, funded by DEST and supported by all states and territories and sectors of schooling.
Hackling, Mark, "Primary Connections: A new approach to primary science and to teacher professional learning" (2006).