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Dr John Cripps Clark

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Education (Science Education)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

Research interests

Primary Science Education

Cultural Historical Activity Theory

Science Communication

Primary Technology Educaton

Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Teacher Education

Digital literacy

Affiliations

International Society for Cultural Activity Research

Australian Science Education Research Association

Australian Association for Research in Education

Science Teachers Association of Victoria

Teaching interests

Primary Science and Technology Education

Science Communication

Units taught

EES101/200 Communicating Science (first year Science)

EPS735 Primary Science and Technology Education (MTeach)

Knowledge areas

Primary Science Education

Cultural Historical Activity Theory

Science Communication

Primary Technology Educaton

Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Teacher Education

Expertise

Primary Science Education Cultural Historical Activity Theory Science Communication Digital literacy
  • Education

Conferences

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..

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)

Research groups

Deakin University Science Education Research Group

Awards

Deakin University postgraduate scholarship
AERA postgraduate travel award 2002

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

Publications

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2018

Successful students - STEM program: teacher learning through a multifaceted vision for STEM education

L Hobbs, J Clark, B Plant

(2018), pp. 133-168, Stem education in the junior secondary: the state of play, Singapore, B1

chapter

Negotiating partnerships in a STEM teacher professional development program: applying the STEPS interpretive framework

L Hobbs, John Cripps Clark, Barry Plant

(2018), pp. 231-245, School-based partnerships in teacher education : a research informed model for universities, schools and beyond, Singapore, B1

chapter

Video as a second stimulus in developing the professional agency of primary pre-service teachers

J Clark, G Chittleborough, P Chandler

(2018), pp. 227-243, Video-based research in education : Cross disciplinary perspectives, London, Eng., B1

chapter

Create to critique: Animation creation as conceptual consolidation

J Cripps Clark, Brendan Jacobs

(2018), Vol. 64, pp. 26-36, Teaching Science: the journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal
2017

Community-school collaborations in science: towards improved outcomes through better understanding of boundary issues

R Tytler, D Symington, J Cripps Clark

(2017), Vol. 15, pp. 643-661, International journal of science and mathematics education, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal
2016

Collaborative reflective experience and practice in education explored through self-study and arts-based research

S Hannigan, J Raphael, P White, L Bragg, J Cripps Clark

(2016), Vol. 9, pp. 84-110, Creative approaches to research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

A pedagogy for epistemic agency in the judgment of accuracy and reliability

J Cripps Clark, C Rawson, L Hobbs, C Oughtred, K Hayes, L Kelly, J Higgins

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 27-47, Qwerty: rivista interdisciplinare di tecnologia cultura e formazione, Bari, Italy, C1

journal
2015

The pedagogy of using video to develop reflective practice in learning to teach science

G Chittleborough, J Cripps Clark, P Chandler

(2015), Vol. 6, pp. 95-115, Video research in disciplinary literacies, Bingley, Eng., B1

chapter

School-community collaborations: Bringing authentic science into schools

R Tytler, J Cripps Clark, D Symington

(2015), Vol. 60, pp. 28-34, Teaching science, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal
2014

Towards a cultural historical theory of knowledge mapping: collaboration and activity in the zone of proximal development

J Cripps Clark

(2014), pp. 161-174, Digital knowledge maps in education: technology-enhanced support for teachers and learners, New York, NY, B1

chapter
2012

Teaching primary science: Emotions, identity and the use of practical activities

J Cripps Clark, S Groves

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 463-475, Australian Educational Researcher, C1

journal
2009

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

R Tytler, J Cripps Clark, L Darby

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

journal
2005

Pathways in real-life learning

J Walsh, J Cripps Clark

(2005), pp. 159-166, Information and communication technologies and real-life learning: new education for the knowledge society, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter
2002

Elements of a model of effective teachers

J Cripps Clark, J Walsh

(2002), pp. 1-11, AARE 2002 : Problematic futures : educational research in an era of uncertainty ; AARE 2002 conference papers, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

2013 Primary Science Specialists Professional Learning Program

A/Prof Coral Campbell, Prof Russell Tytler, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr Laura Barraza, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Sandra Herbert, A/Prof Linda Hobbs

  • 2013: $78,086

2013-14 Primary Science Specialists Professional Learning Program

A/Prof Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Wendy Jobling, Dr Laura Barraza, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Sandra Herbert, A/Prof Linda Hobbs, Prof Russell Tytler

  • 2015: $1,600
  • 2014: $35,162
  • 2013: $82,045

Primary Mathematics and Science Specialist Professional Learning Program February/March 2015

Dr Gail Chittleborough, Prof Russell Tytler, A/Prof Coral Campbell, A/Prof Peter Hubber, Dr Lihua Xu, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Peta White

  • 2015: $6,818

Secondary STEM Catalysts: professional learning program

A/Prof Peter Hubber, Prof Russell Tytler, A/Prof Coral Campbell, A/Prof Colleen Vale, Dr John Cripps Clark, A/Prof Linda Hobbs, Dr Peta White, Dr Gaye Williams

  • 2018: $319,446
  • 2017: $295,146
  • 2016: $48,403

AIR4 LIFE - Girls in STEM

Dr John Cripps Clark, Mrs Jorja Mckinnon, Mr Jason Major, Ms Mia Cobb, Dr Nicki Cranna

  • 2019: $7,813
  • 2018: $18,000

Tech Schools Evaluation

A/Prof Linda Hobbs, Dr John Cripps Clark, Dr Seamus Delaney, Dr Peta White, Dr George Aranda, Prof Russell Tytler, Prof Christine Ure, A/Prof Coral Campbell

  • 2019: $112,000

Industry and Other Funding

reSolve: Mathematics by Inquiry Special Topic Modelling Motion - Developing mathematics concepts through STEM activity

A/Prof Susie Groves, Dr Brian Doig, Dr John Cripps Clark, Prof Julian Williams

  • 2018: $78,846
  • 2017: $19,711

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Barbara Joan Black

Thesis entitled: Using lesson study in primary science pre-service teacher education

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education