Science, Technology and Environmental Education - HDR supervision

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For future HDR supervision, research areas of interest are listed in the individual staff profiles and staff welcome enquiries from prospective research students.

Supervision experience - Staff have recently been involved in supervising research such as the following topics or areas:


Dr Coral Campbell

PhD topics

  • Internationalising the curriculum through the Deakin Global Experience Program: outcomes and influential factors.
  • The essential contextuality of Environmental Education: Issues, implications and future directions.
  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Remote Northern Territory Schools
  • Working towards environmental sustainability in Ballan: A case study

Masters topics

  • Exploring teacher experiences, attitudes and beliefs about their enactment of an explicit values-based curriculum at a Victorian government primary school”
  • The causes of engagement and motivation in the Middle Years of school
  • How do Students and Teachers in a Hong Kong Private School Describe a ‘Good Student?
  • Creating best practice in Queensland outcomes-based junior secondary mathematics work programs.
  • Process, Policy and Practice in Environmental Education
  • Technology Education and the ELF from Primary through to Secondary Schooling

Honours topics

  • Understanding children’s engagement with environmental sustainability in the early years.
  • How do teachers investigate scientific concepts in an Early Childhood environment


Dr Gail Chittleborough

HDR topics

  • Blended learning in a higher education multicultural environment
  • Information Communication Technology in Secondary Science Education in Sri Lanka
  • How differences of opinion influence students' capacity to think geographically

Masters topics

  • Problem- based Learning enhances student engagement in Secondary School Mathematics Classrooms


Dr John Cripps-Clark

PhD topic

  • Japanese Lesson Study in the Hume Hub: A school-based innovation for primary science pre-service teacher education

Dr Sandra Herbert

PhD topics

  • Primary pre-service teachers’ mathematical content knowledge.
  • Factors Influencing Students’ Choice of Mathematics at University.
  • Evaluating models of 1:1 implementations within a P-12 School

Master topics

  • Integration of Technology in the Secondary English and Humanities Classroom
  • An innovative approach to linear functions

Honours topics

  • Revealing teaching and learning approaches to science education in early childhood settings


Dr Linda Hobbs

PhD topics

  • Roles and experiences of Marine educators in mediating community action and policies to protect coastal and marine environments.


Dr Peter Hubber

PhD topics

  • The Use of Spatial Thinking in the Teaching of Secondary Science
  • Teaching Undergraduate Physics: Prospects for Vietnam from Developed Countries’ Experience.
  • Adolescents’ action competence through experiencing an international scholastic interchange in the context of climate change.
  • (PhD scholarship holder for ARC Discovery Project: Enhancing the quality of Science Learning through a representation-intensive pedagogy).

Master topics

  • Perceptions of Student Learning in Informal Settings
  • Teachers’ perceptions of Scientific Inquiry and how it can be implemented in the Science Classroom.


Dr Wendy Jobling

PhD topics

  • Rethinking Student Agency and School Community
  • Partnerships: The Knowledge Producing School

Master topics

  • Primary Science Education in a Rural Setting
  • Literature review unit  Primary technology (Design)

Honours topics

  • How children interact with animals in early years environments


Professor Russell Tytler

PhD topics

  • Teaching and learning mathematics and science in a second or third language
  • Task-related emotions in mathematics education
  • Multi-dimensional assessment of student capabilities in mathematics and science
  • Constructing representations in science pedagogy
  • Teaching undergraduate physics: Prospects for vietnam from developed countries’ experiences
  • Representing and questioning for quality learning in science
  • The use of the spatial sciences in the teaching of secondary science
  • Ontological possibilities for rethinking teaching of the “nature of science”
  • Understanding children’s environmental lifeworlds through visual and conversational narrative
  • Reporting large-scale assessment on a single formative-summative scale 
  • Marine educators: Linking personal commitment, education and public policy 
  • Adolescent’s action competence in a community and their social network: a case study in education in environmental science, climate change and cultural diversity
  • Teacher knowledge in formative assessment: putting it into practice
  • The role of science education in reducing violence towards others 
  • Native English speaking teachers and Taiwanese English teachers’ professional identity
  • The role of practical activities in primary school science
  • Ontological possibilities for rethinking teaching of the “nature of science”
  • English as an international language and teacher professional identity



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