Staff profile - John Cripps Clark

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Dr John Cripps Clark

Position: Lecturer in Science Education
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts & Education
Department: School of Education
Campus: M1.15, Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446467 +61 3 92446467
Email: john.crippsclark@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2007
  • Master of Applied Science, Monash University, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales, 1981


Affiliations

International Society for Cultural Activity Research

Australian Science Education Research Association

Australian Association for Research in Education

Science Teachers Association of Victoria


Professional activities

Successful Students (STEM) - Skilling the Bay: Academic co-leader

Deakin University Postgraduate Association President (1999 - 2000)

Deakin University Council Elected postgraduate representative (1998 -2002)

LinkedIn profile

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=326790084&trk=spm_pic


Academic

Teaching Interests

Primary Science and Technology Education

Science Communication


Subjects and units currently teaching

EES101/200 Communicating Science (first year Science)

EPS735 Primary Science and Technology Education (MTeach)


Expertise categories

Expertise summary

Primary Science Education Cultural Historical Activity Theory Science Communication Digital literacy

Knowledge areas

Primary Science Education

Cultural Historical Activity Theory

Science Communication

Primary Technology Educaton

Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Teacher Education


Conferences and seminars

ISCAR (Seville, San Diego, Rome, Sydney) ASERA, AARE, ESERA, ECER

Cripps Clark, J. (2013) The harmonisation of environmental education in Vanuatu. Seventh World Environmental Education Congress, Marrakech.

Cripps Clark, J. (2012) Critical junctures in education in Vanuatu: Curriculum reform, teacher professional experience and cultural historical activity theory. Critical Junctures in Asia and the Pacific, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Melbourne.

Cripps Clark, J. & Groves, S. (2010) Using practical activities in primary science: The impact of teachers’ identity and emotion, AARE, Hobart

Cripps Clark, J. (2011) Professional experience and crossing boundaries between universities and the workplace AARE, Hobart

Cripps Clark, J. & Chandler, P. (2011) Fostering critical reflection among pre-service primary teachers using video of their own practice, AARE, Hobart

Cripps Clark, J. (2011) Online concept mapping in science communication. ICTEV2011, Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne.

Cripps Clark (2011) Investigating boundary crossing between university and the workplace using a qualitative case study of teacher professional experience. Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, U,K.

Cripps Clark, J. & Groves, S. (2010) Representing primary science teachers’ practice using activity theory AARE Sociocultural and Activity Theory SIG Pre-conference Symposium University of Melbourne.

Cripps Clark, J. (2010) AARE Professional experience and crossing boundaries between universities and the workplace.  Sociocultural and Activity Theory SIG Pre-conference Symposium. University of Melbourne.

Chittleborough, G., Cripps Clark, J. & Hubber, P. (2010) Pre-service teachers’ practicum experiences: Developing pedagogy and professional skills through relationships between supervising teachers, coordinating teachers and university staff. AARE. University of Melbourne.

Chittleborough, G., Cripps Clark, J., Hubber, P. & Tytler R. (2010) Partnerships with schools to provide rich professional learning experiences for pre-service science teachers HERDSA, Melbourne.

Cripps Clark J. (2009) Student engagement and the transfer of knowledge and skills between study and work: Theoretical considerations and a pilot study. Deakin Teaching and Learning Conference 2009, Deakin University, Burwood.

Cripps Clark J. (2005) The role of practical activities in primary school science. BERA 2005, University of Glamorgan.

Cripps Clark J. (2005) Practical activities as a mediator in primary school science. ISCAR 2005, Sevilla.

Cripps Clark, J. (2002). Who provides a “quality educational experience”? Towards a model of effective teachers. Experiential learning models and software invitational workshop, Deakin University Management Centre, 5-6 March 2002.

Cripps Clark J. (2002) Disruption theory and Activity Theory Postgraduate Research Conference, Deakin University, Waterfront, Deakin University Students Association

Walsh, J. & Cripps Clark, J. (2002) Towards a model of effective teachers Challenges Futures in teacher education conference, University of New England, Armidale.

Cripps Clark, J. (2001). Creating a community of scholarship: the CODET experience. DUSA Postgraduate Research Conference, Deakin University, Toorak, Deakin University Students Association.

Cripps Clark, J. (2001). A model of effective teachers. DUSA Postgraduate Research Conference, Deakin University, Toorak.

Cripps Clark, J. (2001). Putting Activity Theory under the lens of the primary science classroom. Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education 2001, Deakin University, Burwood, Centre for Studies in Mathematics, Science and  Environmental Education..

Awards

Awards and prizes

Deakin University postgraduate scholarship
AERA postgraduate travel award 2002


Research

Research projects

Judging accuracy and reliability: Digital literacy in wide flat information landscape - with Chris Rawson, Sue Owen, Jacques van der Meer

The other side of the fence: The perspective of non-school partners in rural school/community science collaborations - David Symington, Russell Tytler

Fostering critical reflection among pre-service primary teachers using video of their own practice - Gail Chittleborough,  Paul Chandler

Interprofessional communication in science

Blogs in science education - with George Aranda, Jenny Martin

Partnerships with schools to provide rich professional learning experiences for pre-service science teachers - with Gail Chittleborough

Context and boundary crossing: The development of teacher professional knowledge and beliefs - with Julia Walsh

Multimodal online concept mapping in science communication - with Ria Hanawald

Emotion and practical activities in the primary science classroom

The Vanuatu teaching experience

Environmental Perspectives in Vanuatu

Leading an immersive intercultural student experience


Research interests

Primary Science Education

Cultural Historical Activity Theory

Science Communication

Primary Technology Educaton

Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Teacher Education

Digital literacy


Research groups

Deakin University Science Education Research Group


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/30850/Dr-John-Cripps-Clark


Publications

Publications

Cripps Clark, John. (2013). Towards a cultural-historical theory of knowledge mapping: Collaboration and activity in the zone of proximal development. In R. Hanewald & D. Infenthaler (Eds.), Digital knowledge maps in education:

Technology enhanced support for teachers and learners. New York: Springer.
Walsh, J. & Cripps Clark, J. (2005) Pathways in real life learning. In A. Tatnell & T. van Weert (Eds.) Information & communication technologies and real-life learning. New York: Kluwer.

Refereed journal publication
Cripps Clark, John, Tytler, Russell, & Symington, David. (2014). School-community collaborations: Bringing authentic science into schools. Teaching Science, 60(3), 26-32.

Cripps Clark, John, & Groves, Susie (2012). Teaching primary science: Emotions, identity and the use of practical activities. The Australian Educational Researcher, 39(4).

Tytler, Russell, Cripps Clark, John, & Darby, Linda (2009). Educating the whole child through science: A portrait of an exemplary primary science teacher. Teaching Science, 55(3), 23-27.

Cripps Clark, J. & Hooper, M. (1988) Visibility in the Latrobe Valley. Clean Air 22(4), 220-222.

Reports
Tytler, Russell, Osborne, Jonathan F., Williams, Gaye, Tytler, Kristen, & Cripps Clark, John. (2008). Opening up pathways: Engagement in STEM across the Primary-Secondary school transition. Canberra: Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Refereed conference publication
Cripps Clark J. & Walsh, J. (2002) Elements of a model of effective teachers. AARE 2002, Brisbane.

Doctoral Thesis
The role of practical activities in primary school science (Deakin University, 2006)

Research Masters Thesis
Visibility in the Latrobe Valley (Monash University, 1993)


Link to publications

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/30850/Dr-John-Cripps-Clark


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