Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group
Re-imagining futures in STEME
2010 Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium
25-26 November 2010
Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood
Professor Trisha Dunning AM
Chair in Nursing (Barwon Health)
Director, Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research
School of Nursing, Deakin University
Professor Trisha Dunning has an international reputation in diabetes research and clinical practice. She has been a diabetes nurse educator for more than 20 years. As well as being a registered nurse, Trisha Dunning holds a PhD and Master of Education from Deakin University. Her research focuses on exploring various aspects of nursing management and the
beliefs and attitudes surrounding diabetes and their affect on self-care, including medicine self management. Her PhD thesis was entitled How serious is diabetes? Perceptions of patients and health professionals. Professor Dunning was made a member of the Order of Australia for her work in diabetes and nursing in 2004 and is listed in Who’s Who of Australian Women in recognition of her contribution to nursing leadership. She is a Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation.
Dr Russell Cross
Lecturer Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne
Dr Russell Cross is the Co-Convenor, Sociocultural and Activity Theory Special Interest Group of the Australian Association for Research in Education. With a background in bilingual education, Dr Cross’ research focuses on the social, cultural, and political nature of teachers’ work, knowledge, and practice, with an emphasis on languages within the curriculum. Recent research appears in Language & Education, Modern Language Journal, and Language Problems & Language Planning, and he is current co-editor of TESOL in Context for the Australian Council of TESOL Associations.
Thursday 25 November
9.00 am Registration
9.30 am Welcome and opening remarks – Susie Groves
9.35 am A social, cultural and political framework for
educational research methodology – Russell Cross.
10.50 am Cross Cultural Perspectives Chair: John Cripps Clarke.
- A Less Partial Vision Using Multitheoretic Research Designs to Study Mathematics and Science Classrooms – David Clarke.
- Teaching and learning mathematics and science in a second or a third language – Zuraini Ramli.
- Using mixed-methods to investigate the student teacher learning outcomes– Sri Soejatminah.
- Can science be taught to build a sustainable society? Laura Barraza and Barbara Bodenhorn.
- A cross-national study of teaching and learning in primary science classrooms – Russell Tytler, Peter Hubber and Gail Chittleborough.
12.45 pm Lunch
1.35 pm Tools, CHAT, and Interventions Chair: Russell Tytler
- Rethinking computer science from a representational approach – Paul Chandler.
- Training animals at the zoo: What’s the use of socio-cultural-historical-activity theories? John Cripps Clark.
- Analysis of students´ talk by means of the tension between meaning and sense of words – Clas Olander.
- Case study using CHAT theory to analyse the introduction of technology into a science subject – Dennis Fitzgerald.
- Science Professional Learning – Focusing on the Nees and Interests of Local School Communities – Wendy Jobling, Coral Campbell and Gail Chittleborough.
3.30 pm Afternoon Tea
3.50 pm Classroom Video Analysis Chair: Esther Loong.
- Refining Methodology to Address New Questions Raised – Gaye Williams.
- Understanding, representing, and transforming student learning through digital video – Li Hua Xu.
- Using software packages to assist with analysis of video-recorded classroom interactions – Susie Groves.
- Data Generation and Representation of Science Classroom Discourse A Case for Video Recording Using Multiple Cameras – Jenny Arnold.
Friday 26 November
9.00 am Researching Clinical Practice – Trisha Dunning.
10.00 am Morning Tea
10.15 am Quantitative Methods – Chair: Susie Groves.
- Structural equation modelling: Tips for getting started with your research – Kathryn Meldrum.
- Mapping the swamp: Structural equation modelling as a traveller’s guidebook – Brian Doig.
- Using item response theory to interrogate survey data – Christine Kakkinen.
- Online surveys What, why, and how – Esther Loong.
12.00 pm Lunch
12.45 pm Reflexivity in Design Chair: Wendy Jobling.
- The researcher as a reflective participant in planning an intervention to ameliorate violence – Carolina Castano.
- Hermeneutic phenomenological approaches in research with children – Marilyn Cole.
- Researching student contributions to the read-write web Ethics and consent in a public place – Phillip Dawson.
- Finding a common story Synthesising findings from two research programs – Linda Darby and Rob Davis.
- Recruitment of participants using Facebook – Hazel Tan.
2.30 pm Afternoon Tea
3.00 pm Working with Documents Chair: Brian Doig.
- Mapping NAPLAN items against VELS progression points: Two sides of the same coin? Janelle Hill.
- Seeking the elusive: The stories of science writers – Bill Palmer.
- Student engagement in science, England 1790-1890: Problems in evaluation – David Bottomley.
- Editors & Referees Friends or Foes? David Symington and Russell Tytler.
4.40 pm Closing Session
5.00 pm Symposium Ends
Posted Oct 27, 2010
Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood