"Who wants to retain excellence needs continuous transformation": The journey of a Science Education Centre in Austria


  • Andrea Frantz-Pittner NaturErlebnisPark Science Education Center, Graz, Austria
  • Silvia Grabner NaturErlebnisPark Science Education Center, Graz, Austria
  • Franz Rauch Institut für Unterrichts- und Schulentwicklung, Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria




Continuous development, informal learning, Action research


Educational Action Research is not only an effective instrument for the development of teaching and the acquisition of educational knowledge, but also serves as a guiding philosophy for educational institutions in their continuous process of identity development and self-reflection. The example of an Austrian Science Education Centre shows in which dimensions this can be effective and gives an impression of how the idea of a continuous iterative development process can be shaped in practice.


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How to Cite

Frantz-Pittner, A., Grabner, S., & Rauch, F. (2019). "Who wants to retain excellence needs continuous transformation": The journey of a Science Education Centre in Austria. Action Research and Innovation in Science Education, 2(1), 23–25. https://doi.org/10.51724/arise.17