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Science Meets Parliament 2024

On Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 March members of the REDI STEME group attended Science Meets Parliament.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Jill Brown on March 27, 2024.


Teaching and Learning to Teach Critical Thinking: Perspectives and Practices

Theme: Critical Thinking in Teacher Education: Evidence, Reflections, and Ways Forward Special Issue launch for Teachers and Teaching Date & Time: 8:20-17:30, December 2, Saturday, Beijing time (11:20-20:30, December 2, Saturday, Australia-Deakin t …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on December 1, 2023.


Rethinking the role of education systems in reaching climate goals

In climate policy, increasing attention is being paid to identifying “positive tipping points”, i.e. potential leverage points that could enable far-reaching systems transformations in line with environmental and climate goals. This session looks into …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on November 29, 2023.


STAVCON Presentations

Many of the Deakin Science Education team and ccolleagues are presenting at STAVCON this year. 

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on November 7, 2023.


Deakin University mathematics education researchers present at MERGA45

The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) annual conference (MERGA45) was held in Newcastle July 2-6, 2023. Recent graduate Dr Jiqing Sun, current HDR student Lei Bao, and Jill Brown all presented our reviewed and accepted researc …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Jill Brown on July 25, 2023.


Science Team Present at ASERA

The Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) hosted the annual conference in Cairns, Queensland and the Deakin Science team were present and presenting! https://www.asera.org.au/2023-conference/  Arts-based research uncovers the comp …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on July 10, 2023.


Join STA for the launch of their INNOVATE Reconciliation Action Plan

Across an awe-inspiring timespan of more than 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have created knowledge as Australia’s first scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians. The songlines of this country are intricate …

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Posted by Bronwyn Sutton on May 18, 2023.


Webinar: How can we shape science citizens? What the PISA 2025 Science Framework tells us about the future of science education

Launch of the PISA 2025 Science Framework Oxford University Press and the OECD invite the global science education community to join us for an online event to launch the PISA 2025 Science Framework.  OUP has collaborated with the OECD to develop the PI …

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Posted by Bronwyn Sutton on May 18, 2023.


10th Annual OOFTAS Collective Symposium

The 10th annual symposium for the Out of Field / Teaching Across Specialisations (OOF-TAS) Collective will be held online and in Glasgow from the 20th to 21st of August, 2023. They will celebrate a decade of the OOFTAS Collective (previously the TAS Co …

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Posted by Bronwyn Sutton on May 5, 2023.


Free Workshop 28 April 2023: How to Teach and Talk About Climate Change

Professor Travis Rector, a high profile astrophysicist from the University of Alaska Anchorage, will make links between astronomy and teaching climate change in a free workshop. Professor Travis Rector will present strategies on how to have students an …

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Posted by Bronwyn Sutton on April 19, 2023.


Family Science Games Night

Come along to play a range of science board games with your family! Deakin Science Educators (and some of our students) are pleased to host this event again! Wednesday 20th April from 6.30 – 8.30pm Burwood Campus – Building M – atrium Link for registra …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on April 17, 2022.


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Deakin STEM Education Conference – Online

The Deakin STEM Education Conference has moved to online. Registrations are still open. The conference will continue to feature presentations, workshops, keynotes and some social times to browse trade displays and meet others. Dates: October 18-19, 202 …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on September 20, 2021.


Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative (SMSI) for DET teachers.

SMSI provides you the opportunity to gain a fully funded university qualification, Graduate Certificate of Secondary Mathematics or Science, through Deakin University, a leading Australian tertiary institution with recognised expertise in out-of-field teaching. The course is closely aligned to the classroom context and is of 9 months duration during 2022. DET will fully fund the course and provide funding to your school for time release to study. There is additional support offered to all especially those of you who may be returning to study after a while out of university. For further information and expressions of interest please visit: SMSI 2022

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 17, 2021.


There is a strong case for inquiry learning in maths and science

Russell Tytler and Vaughan Prain recently argued the misleading nature of the debate between direct and inquiry instruction. “Advocates of inquiry learning claim their approach is more successful, meets the learning demands of this century, and is pref …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 9, 2021.


Farewell David Symington

David Symington, Adjunct Professor in Science Education and a longstanding member of the STEME research group, passed away yesterday after a very short illness following diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In recent years David has been a regular attendee …

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Posted by Dr. John Cripps Clark on August 27, 2021.


OOF-TAS COllective symposium

2021 Out-of-field/Teaching Across Specialisations (OOF-TAS) Collective Sympoisum

OOF-TAS Collective Symposium 13-14 September, 2021 Call for Papers The 8th symposium for the OOF-TAS Collective will be held online. The theme for the symposium is: International perspectives on management of teaching out-of-field Online Symposium Powe …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on February 10, 2021.


Call for papers: Deakin’s STEM Education Conference

This conference has moved to October 18-19 and will be online.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on February 10, 2021.


Designing and delivering an online lesson study unit in mathematics to pre-service primary teachers: opportunities and challenges

Widjaja, W., Groves, S., & Ersozlu, Z. (2021). Designing and delivering an online lesson study unit in mathematics to pre-service primary. International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies. doi:10.1108/IJLLS-10-2020-0080

Posted by Wanty Widjaja on January 27, 2021.


Expressions of interest for Chemistry teachers to join growing Professional Learning Communities project

Expressions of Interest to join the 2021 chemistry cohort of the Deakin Chemistry Education Professional Learning Communities launched

Posted by Dr. Seamus Delaney on November 26, 2020.


Design Based Research to design and deliver courses for out-of-field teachers

The Deakin STEME team has been successful in a bid to deliver new Graduate Certificates in Secondary Mathematics and in Secondary Science that support teachers without formal qualifications in teaching mathematics/science (‘out of field’ teachers) to g …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on November 26, 2020.


CAR Symposium 2020 – a success!

The 202o CAR Symposium was a success in the online space. We enjoyed three days (long mornings) with sessions of pre-recorded presentations and discussion.  The use of the chat feature meant that we could engage with the presenters and colleagues durin …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on November 26, 2020.


Vale Judy Mousley

Our colleague and friend, Associate Professor Judy Mousley lost her battle with Parkinson’s disease and passed away on 15 September, 2020. Judy commenced in the Faculty of Education at Deakin in 1982 as a mathematics tutor and, over the years, firmly s …

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Posted by Prof. Russell Tytler on October 13, 2020.


Chemistry Education Association November Lectures online

The Chemistry Education Association November Lectures will be online and free for all participants this year.

Posted by Dr. Seamus Delaney on October 13, 2020.


Expressions of Interest close soon for presenting at the CAR Symposium

Expressions of interest are due on Friday 2nd October for the 2020 CAR Symposium https://deakinsteme.org/event-category/car-symposiums/  Please click this link https://deakinsteme.org/event/2020-contemporary-approaches-to-research-in-mathematics-scienc …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 29, 2020.


The Science Team support STAVCON

Deakin University – School of Education is excited to announce that we have just nominated as a GOLD Sponsor of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria – STAVCON. Several members of the Science Education team will be presenting on the day – an onl …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 26, 2020.


A Symposium on Teaching out-of-field

The upcoming symposium for the OOF-TAS Collective (Out-of-field, Teaching Across Specialisations) will be online this year on August 29-30. Because it is international the Australian times will be 4pm-9pm. The Collective’s website is: http://ooftas-col …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on July 11, 2020.


Australasian Science Education Research Association – online conference

Great representation of the STEME Research Group members presenting at the online ASERA conference. We prerecorded our presentations and they are included here: 2020 Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Presentations – online! In …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on June 24, 2020.


LUMAT Research Symposium – Promoting STEAM in Education

Our colleague Maija Aksela (LUMA Centre – Finland) has invited us to join her and her colleague on the 3 – 4th June 2020 for this online symposium. The symposium is free of charge and will be managed at times when it is ok to participate from Australia …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on April 30, 2020.


Visiting Scholar – Presenting from homeland

Patricia (Trish) Patrick was coming to Deakin as a Visiting Scholar…. before Covid-19!  She is a Fulbright Scholar researching in Indonesia (we will host a presentation soon where Trish will showcase her research).  She currently resides in the US. We …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on April 27, 2020.


Energy Storage and the Circular Economy – Online Symposium – Monday 4th May 2020

The Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University hosts the storEnergy Training Centre. Researchers in the centre focus on a range of issues and development opportunities exploring the circular economy and battery storage. This open/public …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on April 27, 2020.


The International Dialogue on STEM Education

Attending the International Dialogue on STEM Education, Berlin, December 2019

Posted by Prof. Coral Campbell on January 7, 2020.


The STEME Education Research Group offers first of many Professional Learning workshops….

The Deakin STEME PL Hub is underway and the first of many PL opportunities is happening ASAP. Watch this site for more details…. Assessing Science Inquiry Skills is the first event and is occurs on Thursday 12th December at the Burwood campus. Check …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on December 6, 2019.


Quiz: could you blitz Year 10 science?

The team from .this (a Deakin media unit) approached Peta who enlisted John and Russell to design a quiz.  The purpose of the quiz was that if you took it and were successful, then your science knowledge and (some) skills might be at about year 10 leve …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on December 4, 2019.


STEME Education Research Group launches Professional Learning program at STAVCON

STAVCON was held at La Trobe Uni on Friday 29th  November 2019 and Russell and Peta launched the STEME PL Hub to a full room of interested science teachers. With standing room only we showcased the STEME Education Research Group research program depth …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on December 1, 2019.


Seminar – Dr Dino Spagnoli visits Deakin University

Dr Dino Spagnoli (University of Western Australia) is visiting the School of Life & Environmental Sciences to present a Science Education seminar this upcoming Friday 29th November. Seminar title: Preparation, Anxiety and Self-Efficacy: Probing the Affective Domain of Learning within the Chemistry Undergraduate Laboratory.

Posted by Dr. Seamus Delaney on November 21, 2019.


STEME Team Retreat for Research at a local golf club!!

Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th November saw some members of the STEME Education Research Group hold a research retreat at the Riversdale Golf Club. Highlights included good conversations, focussed meetings, publication completions and convivial collegia …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on November 16, 2019.


Contemporary Approaches to Research Symposium: Another great success!

Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November saw many of the Deakin STEME Education Research group attend and present at the CAR Symposium. We hosted two excellent keynote speakers: Kathy Nolan form the University of Regina, Canada and Margaret Bearman from CR …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on November 10, 2019.


Congratulations to Dr. Kathryn Riley for being awarded her PhD in Education

Early October 2019 saw Deakin University and the School of Education honour our most recent PhD graduates.  The STEME Research group congratulate Dr. Kathryn Riley who made the trip home to Australia to walk the stage of Costa Hall. Kathryns PhD was a …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on October 28, 2019.


Monash Uni – Visiting Scholar Twilight Talk: Professor Tamara Moore

STEM Integration in the Classroom: Moving from Tinkering to Integration Tuesday 10th December, 4 – 6.00pm Venue: Room 242, Learning & Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way Registration: Via booking form Hosted by Professor Amanda Berry. Abstract: …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on October 18, 2019.


Girls in STEM: Overcoming challenges

How can we get more girls interested in STEM-related subjects and careers? An article outlining from challenges and solutions.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on October 16, 2019.


Guided inquiry to develop interdisciplinary STEM competences

An argument for guided inquiry as a powerful pedagogy for building foundational concepts in science and mathematics, and STEM competences that prepare students for a productive future.

Posted by Prof. Russell Tytler on October 15, 2019.


Out-of-field teaching in the news, again!

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs features in news about teaching out-of-field

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on October 14, 2019.


Deakin to undertake the Tech School Evaluation

The Science Education team at Deakin University has been commissioned by DET to undertake an evaluation of the Victorian Tech Schools initiative.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on September 26, 2019.


Green Impact Initiative at Deakin – Team Viridescent video showcase

Several of the Burwood Science academics are enjoying wrapping up the Green Impact initiative in which Deakin has been participating. Team Viridescent has done very well – achieving gold and currently leading the league table for all of Deakin teams. I …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 25, 2019.


Successful Family Science Games Night – video showcase

During Science Week (August, 2019) a collaborative of Deakin Science Academics hosted a Family Science Games Night on all three Deakin Campuses – Burwood, Waurn Ponds, and Warrnambool. We had over a hundred parents and children attend and play games wi …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 25, 2019.


How much do you know about Climate Change?

If current events interest you, then you are probably aware of the many aspects of human-induced climate change. However do you really know what it is or the effect it’s having on our planet? Can you explain what is going on with the weather and why? D …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on September 25, 2019.


Systems Thinking in Chemistry Education (STICE) symposium

Secondary Chemistry teachers from across Victoria attended a Systems Thinking in Chemistry Education (STICE) symposium on Friday, September 13th.

Posted by Dr. Seamus Delaney on September 16, 2019.


The Deakin STEME Researchers ‘represent’ at the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference

Several of the Science Education team are presenting at the ESERA Conference, Bologna, Italy at the end of August, 2019. https://www.esera2019.org ESERA presentations: Novice Teachers learning to teach out-of-Field (Linda Hobbs) Secondary Teachers lear …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on August 7, 2019.


Team Viridescent to take gold in the Green Impact Program

Six members of the Burwood science education group and two amazing student interns have formed Team Viridescent as part of the Green Impact Program offered by Deakin Sustainability. We are challenging ourselves to achieve GOLD with the following innova …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on August 7, 2019.


100 Jobs of the Future

Tuesday 23 July saw the launch of the exciting 100 Jobs of the Future project through the website www.100jobsofthefuture.com.  This project involved collaboration between academics at Deakin and Griffith University working in partnership with Ford Aust …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on July 25, 2019.


Professor MaryKay Orgill visits Deakin University

Professor MaryKay Orgill (University of Nevada) is visiting the School of Life & Environmental Sciences this Friday (19th July), at Waurn Ponds campus, to present a seminar. Seminar title: Supporting the Science Learning of All Students: Science Identity and Equitable Assessment in Chemistry

Posted by Dr. Seamus Delaney on July 15, 2019.


Bernard Spragg. NZ on Flickr: Queenstown

Deakin STEME Group well represented at international ASERA conference

Early July 2019, several of the Deakin Science education team are attending and presenting at the Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) conference in Queenstown, New Zealand. https://www.asera.org.au/2019-conference These are the …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on June 28, 2019.


The Science Drama book – Call for Contributions

We are calling for teacher educators and classroom teachers (from all classroom contexts) to respond to the call for contributions towards a research book on interdisciplinary work in drama and science in education.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on June 26, 2019.


David Clarke

Professor David Clarke – Honoured!

On a cold wintery night in June, 2019, our colleague, Professor David Clarke, was honoured at Melbourne University.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on June 16, 2019.


STEM women posters

Women in STEM – Free resources

You can download poster paintings of women in STEM from Women You Should Know. They were commissioned by the Nevertheless podcast. “The women featured serve as amazing role models in their fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Peta White on June 4, 2019.


Linda Hobbs

Linda Hobbs on girls’ participation rates in STEM

Associate Professor Linda Hobbs, lead author of the report Girls’ Future – Our Future, chats with Jo Earp from Teacher Magazine about the study which looked at the decline in the participation rates of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math …

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Posted by bpadmin on January 25, 2018.


Linda Hobbs

Linda Hobbs writes about Teaching Out of Field for The Conversation

Senior Lecturer has written a fascinating article on Teaching Out of Field, on the 13th of April, for The Conversation. Out-of-field teaching is a reality that many schools must manage. Increasing the supply of teachers to meet demand, while critical t …

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Posted by Deakin Staff on April 20, 2015.