Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Member since: 2007
The Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) is one of six Specialist Science Centres established by the Victorian State Government. The then Victorian Treasurer, the Hon. Mr John Brumby officially opened it in 2006. VSSEC uses the context of space to engage teachers and students in the teaching and learning of science and mathematics.
VSSEC is situated on the grounds of Strathmore Secondary College and its inspiring spiral galaxy shaped building, designed by Gregory Burgess Architects, offers a stimulating environment for hands-on learning. All areas within the Centre are supported by an integrated technology system, which supports a rich learning environment.
VSSEC applies the latest educational research to develop effective programs for both students and teachers. To maintain the highest level of excellence in both pedagogy and science/mathematics content VSSEC established an advisory board consisting of representatives from academia, education, industry and government.
VSSEC’s programmes support dedicated subject and cross-curricula domains. These programmes are delivered in context and highlight career and study paths. Programmes predominantly support secondary and primary school learning however, VSSEC offers a range of outreach programmes for primary students and events to engage the general public.