Dr Linda Hobbs

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Science Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Master of Education, University of Ballarat, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2009
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2014

Research interests

Science Education
STEM Education
Qualitative research methodologies
Secondary science teaching and learning
Teaching out-of-field
Aesthetic dimensions of teaching
Narrative pedagogies
Subject cultures and disciplinary boundaries
Teacher knowledge
Teacher identity
Teacher motivations and passions
Boundary crossings
Constructivist methodologies
Professional Development and Teacher support
Rural spaces

Affiliations

AARE
AERA
ASERA
BERA

Teaching interests

Primary Science Education

Science Communication

STEM Education

Units taught

Lecturer for EES101 Communicating Science
Lecturer for EES345 Primary Science Education I
Unit Chair and Lecturer for EES440 Primary Science Education II

Conferences

AARE AERA ASERA ESERA EARLI BERA ATEE NARST ECER

Professional activities

Co-organiser "Teaching Across Specialisations" (TAS) Collective https://www.uni-due.de/TAS/

Curriculum Committee, Geelong Tech School

Research groups

Science, Technology and Environment Education (STEE) Teaching and Research Group

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEME) stream, Research in Educational Innovation (REDI)

Teaching Across Specialisations (TAS) Collective  https://www.uni-due.de/TAS/

Projects

2010 Teacher Identity In and Across Subjects (TIIAS) (Research into the identity and support needs of out-of-field teachers)

2012 Discipline-related commitments and identities of out-of-field early career teachers. CIs: Linda Hobbs, Coral Campbell, Sandra Herbert. Mentor: Chris Hickey. Funded by CREFI. Developing and trialling a survey for pre-service and in-service teachers exploring the adaptability of teachers when faced with the reality of teaching out-of-field.

2012 National Partnership (Teacher Quality, Supply and Retention) Initiatives (TQNP). Funded by DEECD.

2012-2014 School-based pedagogies and partnerships in primary science teacher education: Science Teacher Education Partnerships in Science (STEPS). PIs: Linda Hobbs (Lead), Coral Campbell, Gail Chittleborough, Sandra Herbert. Funded by Office for Learning and Teaching. In association with Jeff Kind (RMIT), Christine Redman (University of Melbourne), John Kenny (University of Tasmania), Mellita Jones (ACU).

2013-2014 Teaching Out-of-field: Preparing Adaptable Teachers. CIs: Linda Hobbs (Lead), Coral Campbell.  Funded by Deakin's Central Research Grants.

2014 Government policy, perspectives and funding initiatives regarding out-of-field teaching across Australia. Funded by CREFI, Deakin. Linda Hobbs (Lead), Colleen Vale, Brian Doig.

2014-2015. Judging Accuracy and Reliability of online sources. Internal funding. John Cripps Clarke (Lead), Christine Oughtred, Linda Hobbs, Leissa Kelly, Chris Rawson.

2015-2017 The Successful Students – STEM Project (Skilling the Bay). Funded by DET in association with The Gordon, Geelong. Linda Hobbs, John Cripps Clark, Christine Ure.

2015-2017 Out-of-field teaching: Sustaining quality practices across subject boundaries. Teaching Across Subject Boundaries (TASB). Funded by ARC Discovery Project. Linda Hobbs, Robert Whannell, Russell Tytler, Colleen Vale, Francis Quinn, Coral Campbell, Terry Lyons

Publications

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2015

Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of the support, challenges and opportunities associated with teaching out-of-field

Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Coral Campbell

(2015), pp. 213-224, ATEE 2014 : Transitions in Teacher Education and Professional Identities, Brussels, Belgium, E1

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2014

Developing effective school and university partnerships for teacher education

John Kenny, Dr Christine Redman, Dr Linda Hobbs, Dr Mellita Jones, Dr Coral Campbell, Andy Gilbert, Dr Gail Chittleborough, Dr Sandra Herbert

(2014), pp. 2620-2632, EDULEARN14 Proceedings : 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies 2014, Barcelona, Spain, E1

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2013

Narrative pedagogies in science, mathematics and technology

Dr Linda Hobbs, Rob Davis

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1289-1305, Research in Science Education, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Boundary crossings of out-of-field teachers : locating learning possibilities amid disruption

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2013), pp. 7-28, Boundary-spanning in organizations : network, influence and conflict, Abingdon, England, B1-1

chapter
2012

Teaching 'out-of-field' as a boundary-crossing event : factors shaping teacher identity

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 271-297, International journal of science and mathematics education, Dordrecht , Netherlands, C1

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Teaching out-of-field : factors shaping identities of secondary science and mathematics

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2012), Vol. 58, pp. 21-29, Teaching science, Deakin West, A.C.T., C1

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Examining the aesthetic dimensions of teaching : relationships between teacher knowledge, identity and passion

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 718-727, Teaching and teacher education, Oxford , England, C1-1

journal
2011

Discourse communities : a framework from which to consider professional development for rural teachers of science and mathematics

Prof Russell Tytler, Prof David Symington, Dr Linda Hobbs, Cliff Malcolm, Valda Kirkwood

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 871-879, Teaching and teacher education, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Responding to a relevance imperative in school science and mathematics : humanising the curriculum through story

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2011), pp. 1-21, Research in science education, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

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Factors influencing mathematics and science teachers' self-assessment as teaching 'out-of-field' in rural and regional schools

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2011), pp. 1-12, AARE 2011 : Researching across boundaries : Proceedings of the 2011 AARE International Research in Education Conference, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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2010

Student outcomes from engaging in open science investigations

A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Linda Hobbs, Prof Russell Tytler

(2010), Vol. 56, pp. 8-12, Teaching science : journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

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Characterising secondary school teacher imperatives as subject (signature) pedagogies : a pedagogy of support in maths and a pedagogy of engagement in science

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2010), pp. 1-14, AARE 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

conference

Subject cultures and pedagogy : comparing secondary mathematics and science

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2010), Saarbru¿cken, Germany, A1-1

book
2009

Translating a relevance imperative into junior secondary mathematics and science pedagogy

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2009), Vol. 5, pp. 277-288, Eurasia journal of mathematics, science and technology education, Ankara, Turkey, C1-1

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Educating the whole child through science: a portrait of an exemplary primary science teacher

Prof Russell Tytler, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Linda Hobbs

(2009), Vol. 55, pp. 23-27, Teaching science, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

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Focusing on the science teacher

Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Linda Hobbs

(2009), pp. 273-284, World of science education : handbook of research in Australasia, Rotterdam, Netherlands, B1

chapter
2008

Making mathematics and science relevant through story

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2008), Vol. 64, pp. 6-11, Australian mathematics teacher, Adelaide, S.A., C1-1

journal
2007

The usefulness of a science degree : the "lost voices" of science trained professionals

Susan Rodrigues, Prof Russell Tytler, Dr Linda Hobbs, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof David Symington, Ms Jane Edwards

(2007), Vol. 29, pp. 1411-1433, International journal of science education, London, England, C1

journal

Educating for sustainability : an innovative interactive CD and internet resource

Mr Barry Kentish, Dr Linda Hobbs

(2007), Vol. 51, pp. 30-33, Teaching science, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

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Perceptions of engineering from female secondary college students in regional Victoria

Dr Linda Hobbs, Stephen Hall, Kim Dowling, Mr Barry Kentish

(2007), pp. 507-516, AAEE 2003 : Sustainable engineering education : Proceedings of the 2003 Australasian Association for Engineeering Education Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference

Experiencing relevant mathematics and science through story

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2007), Vol. 53, pp. 37-40, Teaching science, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

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2006

Negotiation mathematics and science school subject boundaries : the role of aesthetic understanding

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2006), pp. 55-82, Science education in focus, New York, N.Y., B1-1

chapter
2005

Science students' perceptions of engaging pedagogy

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2005), Vol. 35, pp. 425-445, Research in science education, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2001

Real science and school science : endless wonder versus the drive to explore

Dr Linda Hobbs

(2001), pp. 1-6, AARE 2001 : Crossing borders : New frontiers in educational research : Australian Association for Research in Education conference proceedings, Coldstream, Vic., E1-1

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