Dr Mahbub Sarkar

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Academic

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

mahbub.sarkar@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45308

Biography

Mahbub Sarkar is a Research Fellow in Deakin University. He is also involved with several research projects in the Faculty of Education and the Department of Economics at Monash University. He completed PhD in science education from Monash University and received Post-graduate Publication Award.  His doctoral study explored science teachers’ perspectives, practices and challenges in regards to the promotion of scientific literacy. His research interests include improving the quality of science teaching to increase student engagement and working with teachers on promoting values in their science teaching in an effort to better understand the development of scientific literacy with students. Recent publications have appeared in International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, Research in Science & Technology Education and Asia-pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching.

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Research interests

  • Scientific literacy
  • Nature of science
  • Science values
  • Teacher change
  • Science education in developing countries

Knowledge areas

  • School science curriculum
  • Scientific literacy
  • Nature of science
  • Science values
  • Teacher change
  • Science education in developing countries

Conferences

  1. Sarkar, M. (2014, July 2–4). Teachers’ perceived challenges in teaching for promoting scientific literacy: A Bangladesh perspective. Paper presented at the 45th Annual ASERA Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, Melbourne, Australia.
  2. Cooper, R., Fitzerald, A., & Sarkar, M. (2013, September 2–7). Developing and refining notions of quality learning and teaching in science: The impact of a reading group. Paper presented at the 10th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), The University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  3. Sarkar, M., & Corrigan, D. (2012, June 27–30). Promotion of scientific literacy in Bangladesh: Teachers' perspectives, practices and challenges. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual ASERA Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
  4. Sarkar, M. (2012, July 6). Teaching for promoting scientific literacy in Bangladesh: Teachers' perspectives, practices and challenges. Paper presented at the MERC (Monash Education Research Community) Annual Conference 2012: Educational Research, Approaches and Practices, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  5. Sarkar, M., & Corrigan, D. (2011, June 29–July 2). Teaching for promoting scientific literacy: A case study. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual ASERA Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  6. Sarkar, M. (2011, July 8). Teaching for scientific literacy in Bangladesh: Scopes and challenges. Paper presented at the MERC Annual Conference 2011: Educational Research beyond Borders, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
  7. Siddique, M. N. A., Begum, H. A., Roshid, M. M., Sarkar, M., & Majumder, F. A. (2011, November 27–December 1). Doing educational research in Asia: Contextualizing Western methodology in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the AARE International Research in Education Conference 2011, Hobart, Australia.
  8. Sarkar, M. (2010, June 30–July 2). Nature of science portrayed in the science textbooks: The case of Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 41st Annual ASERA Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, New Castle, Australia.
  9. Akhter, S. T., Sarkar, M., Siddique, M. N. A., & Rahman, S. M. H. (2010, June 30–July 2). Symposium on improving secondary science education in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 41st Annual ASERA Conference of the Australasian Science Education Research Association, New Castle, Australia.
  10. Sarkar, M., Bhowmik, M. K., Gomes, J. J., & Majumder, F. A. (2010, December 12). Constructivist learning environment: Secondary science classrooms in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the Third Educational Symposium organized by UNESCO-BAFED Researchers’ Forum, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  11. Sarkar, M., & Bhowmik, M. K. (2010, June 30). Science within school and science outside school: Bangladeshi students’ views. Paper presented at the Educational Researchers’ Conference, organized by UNESCO-BAFED, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  12. Sarkar, M. (2009). An analytical frame to explore scientific literacy in intended curriculum: Bangladesh perspective. Paper presented at the International Science Education Conference 2009. National Institute of Education, Singapore.
  13. Sarkar, M. (2009, July 3). A framework to examine scientific literacy in curriculum documents: Bangladesh perspective. Paper presented at the MERC Annual Conference 2009, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Awards

1. Postgraduate Publications Award, 2012, Monash Institute of Graduate Research, Monash University.
2. Monash Education Research Community (MERC) Publication Award, 2012, Faculty of Education, Monash University. 
3. International Travel Grant, 2009, International Science Education Conference, Singapore.
4. Monash International Post-graduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS), 2008–2012, Monash Research Graduate School, Monash University.
5. Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS), 2008–2012, Monash Research Graduate School, Monash University.

Publications

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2015

Doing educational research in Bangladesh: challenges in applying Western research methodology

Mohammod M. Roshid, Mohammad N. A. Siddique, Dr Mahbub Sarkar, Foez A. Mojumder, Hosne A. Begum

(2015), pp. 129-143, Asia as method in education studies: a defiant research imagination, Abingdon, Eng., B1

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