STEME

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group

Re-imagining futures in STEME

Author: Habiba Fadel

The Periodic Table of Sustainable Elements

Chemistry educators from Deakin and Macquarie Universities are developing hands-on activities for lower secondary and upper primary school children, that illustrate the importance of chemistry for sustainability, and that will celebrate both the Intern …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on July 2, 2019

Exploring STEM curricula in Australia and Taiwan

This project interrogates the perspectives of teachers in Taiwan and Australia concerning interdisciplinary STEM Team members: Dr. Suchi Fang Dr. Lihua Xu Funding body: Department of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Posted by Habiba Fadel on April 19, 2019

Sustainability conditions of a major primary science specialist teacher initiative

This project researched the experiences of primary teachers and their schools, who were involved in the DET funded Primary Mathematics and Science Specialist program, for which Deakin was a major developer. Team members: • Coral Campbell (CI), • Gail C …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on April 19, 2019

Enhancing primary school teachers’ professional noticing through artefact-stimulated recall

Team members: Wanty Widjaja project leader, Wendy Jobling Lihua Xu, Jun Li (Colleen Vale mentor) Funding body: CREFI funding Project published in 2019 book : Widjaja, W., Xu, L., & Jobling, W. (2019). Examining primary school teachers’ professional …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on April 19, 2019

An investigation of causal relations between complex classroom practices and science learning using high capacity new research technologies and multiple theory-testing

This ARC project applied multiple theoretical lenses to interpret the nature of student learning in secondary school science classrooms. These lenses included student agency, situated cognition, variation theory, structural functional linguistics, and …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on April 19, 2019

Growing Tall Poppies Program: An authentic science experience for Year 10 students (2015-2017)

The Growing Tall Poppies (GTP) program involves a student-scientist partnerships strategy where, mostly, Year 10/11 female students attend a science organisation for 3 to 5 days wherein they work with scientists to undertake an authentic research proje …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on January 23, 2019

Evaluation of the Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools project

This project evaluated the model and outcomes of the CSIRO managed SMiS program using a variety of evaluative tools including an economic analysis.  Team members: Dr. Gaye Williams Professor Russell Tytler Dr. Peta White Professor David Symington Publi …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on January 23, 2019

The development of mathematical concepts and skills though PASMAP and its potential to foster intellectual dispositions in children and teachers in the early years of school (2018-2021)

This longitudinal mixed methods project will examine the impact of the implementation of the Pattern And Structure Mathematics Awareness Program [PASMAP] (Mulligan & Mitchelmore, 2016) in Foundation to Year 2 classrooms in Catholic Education primar …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on January 23, 2019

Birth to Level 10 Numeracy Guide

The aim of the Birth to Level 10 Numeracy Guide project is to inspire and build the capacity of a diverse audience for improvement and growth in numeracy understanding and practice. The Numeracy Guidesupports understanding of numeracy across the curric …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on January 23, 2019

Understudy and Overdose

In this project, final-year preservice teachers tutor first-year nurses in the mathematics needed for science, furthering the mathematical knowledge of both groups. The project gives primary preservice teachers the opportunity to work outside the usual …

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Posted by Habiba Fadel on January 23, 2019

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