Educational Futures and Innovation

Re-imagining futures in S T E M E


Professor Russell Tytler Professor Russell Tytler
Currently involved in a number of teacher and school change initiatives, including the linking of school and community in introducing more authentic and contemporary science into the curriculum. His recent call for a 're-imagining' of science education received considerable publicity and support across Australia.
Assoc. Prof. Susie Groves Assoc. Prof. Susie Groves
Professor David Symington Professor David Symington
David Symington is an Adjunct Professor who, following a career in teaching, teacher education, research and management, contributes to teams researching aspects of science education. The particular foci of the research are science education in rural and regional schools and school/community collaboration in relation to school science programs.
Assoc Prof Ian Robottom Professor Ian Robottom
Dr Peter Hubber Assoc. Prof. Peter Hubber Coral Campbell Assoc. Prof. Coral Campbell
Colleen Vale Assoc. Prof. Colleen Vale
Colleen is leading the Mathematical Reasoning Research Group and a member of the research team investigating Lesson Study in Victorian Primary Schools. She is co-author of the award winning book “Teaching Secondary School Mathematics” and has a continuing research focus on equity and social justice in mathematics teaching.
Dr Gaye Williams Dr Gaye Williams
Researches autonomous student construction of new mathematical understandings, processes by which this happens, and influences upon these processes: task, mathematical background, group composition, students' psychological characteristics, and capacity of the teacher to flexibly respond to student ideas. Gaye's research in these areas has been reported at international conferences and in international publications.
Dr Gail Chittleborough  Dr Gail Chittleborough
Gail Chittleborough is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Deakin University.  She is  a chief investigator on two Australian Research Council grants in science education (2010-2014). Gail is part of the Deakin University Science Education team who wrote and delivered two Victorian DEECD funded professional development programs that focus on building teachers capacity in teaching science from 2010 to 2012.
Dr Leicha Bragg Dr Leicha Bragg
Leicha is involved in a joint research project with the University of British Columbia, Canada, exploring pedagogical approaches which employ multimedia to enhance preservice teachers understanding of mathematical concepts, particularly algebraic thinking. She is also exploring the educative use of mathematical games in primary classrooms.
Mr Brian Doig  Dr Brian Doig
Brian has an international reputation in assesment and has authored several assessment instruments in science and mathematics, particularly for young children. Brian's major interests are in early childhood education and the application of contemporary statistical methods to analyzing and reporting the results of assessment and research.
Dr Wendy Jobling Dr Wendy Jobling
Research interests in the area of Design Technology and Science from Early childhood through to secondary education with a particular focus on student engagement. Current research focus on how design briefs can enhance learning in science through providing authentic contexts for learning.
Georgina Ferencz Ms Georgina Ferencz laura Dr Laura Barraza
esther Dr Esther Loong
Research interests include mathematics and science education, digital technologies in education and teacher education.
John Cripps Clarke Dr John Cripps Clark
sandra Dr Sandra Herbert
Research interests in the areas of mathematics curriculum and pedagogy; science curriculum and pedagogy; and educational technology. She has particular expertise in phenomenographic studies. Current research focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematical reasoning and School-based pedagogies and partnerships in primary science teacher education.
Linda Hobbs Dr Linda Hobbs
Project exploring issues around teaching 'out-of-field', including teacher identity, support needs, subject-specific knowledge and pedagogy, boundary crossings. Mixed methods research. Research project also exploring school-based pedagogies in teacher education. 
Wanty Widjaja Dr Wanty Widjaja
Wanty has been involved in research projects on mathematical modelling in Singapore and Indonesia. She led the Design research taskforce to examine the implementations of Realistic Mathematics Ed in Indonesian classrooms from 2008-2010. Currently she is one of CIs on a project to examine critical factors in implementing Japanese Lesson Study in 3 Australian schools.




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1st October 2013