Information for Case Study authors
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Our aim with Case Studies
The Western Australian Earth and Environmental Science (EES) text book is a great resource and we aim to complement it with a range of first-class Case Studies but these stand alone documents will compliment any text book you use. The WA text book is written to provide support to WA teachers teaching the WA senior EES course but would make an ideal resource to assist EES teachers elsewhere in Australia. Our aim is to value-add to this text and any other text used in Australia by producing Australia-wide Case Studies on all EES topic areas.
Mapping to the curriculum
To ensure the Case Studies are useful for teachers and their students we must ensure that they can be easily mapped to the EES National Curriculum document. If you have a Case Study in mind please download this proforma and use the the national curriculum documents to create a dot-point proposal for our consideration. You can download a curriculum summary document here if you find the primary source documents hard to penetrate! Do not hesitate to contact TESEP to discuss your proposal if you find these documents problematic.
TESEP will examine your proposal with the aid of experienced EES teachers. Once we have confirmed that your proposal is OK or agreed to your proposal with some modification we will make arrangements with you regarding a timeline for your draft submission, subsequent revisions and final copy.
Each case study will consist of 2 to 6 A4 pages, including 1000 to 2000 words, with a brief overview of relevant research, clear easy to read diagrams, uncluttered maps and relevant activities written for easy comprehension by senior high school students. Your first draft should focus on the written content and the nature of the diagrams, maps and other material that will support the content. The diagrams, maps and other material do not need to be supplied in a final form immediately but you will need to explicitly demonstrate what each is for and what each will contain. The better your rough drafts of these support materials the quicker we will be able to organise publication quality versions of them. If you already have a draft in progress please submit a proposal on this form and send it with your rough draft written using this form.
Each Case Study should be accompanied by at least one relevant student activity that teachers could reasonably expect senior students to do after working through the reading. Students anywhere in Australia should be able to access the materials, equipment or additional readings the proposed activity requires. The activity must not pose any risk to students or teachers. You must also provide a comprehensive solution for the activity to demonstrate it has an achievable outcome and to provide teachers with guidance as to how the outcome can be arrived at and what it might look like. The solution will not be part of the published document but TESEP will make it available to teachers upon request. TESEP will examine your suggested activity or activities with the aid of experienced teachers and liaise with you should they need to be modified to suit school conditions and requirements. If you are unable to suggest a relevant activity please state this clearly in your proposal and we will liaise with you to formulate one.