Entries for 2005

Entries for 2004

What is WWDS?

How to Become Involved

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Origins of WWDS

Teaching Resources


  Origins of the World-Wide Day in Science  

In 2003, a local pilot, ‘A Day in the Life Sciences in Australia’, was successfully completed by 82 second-year science undergraduates at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Hundreds of copies of the resulting CD-ROM have been distributed to high schools across the State.

Students report:

"The project seemed quite overwhelming at first. However, it turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience."

"Reflective assessments were helpful. I will have fond memories of this course."

"A great experience. It really gave me a ‘preview’ of how things might be in the future. It also gave me a rough idea of what to expect and how to deal with teamwork at my future workplace. I will fully encourage anyone to take the course."

Course coordinator reports:

“It was the easiest course I taught. The students did all the work.”

An online version of the final product can be found at:


You can access the teaching materials used during the course. Here you will find everything from handouts on groupwork to plans for a workshop to help the student managers to manage plus an outline of the production process.


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