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

Keynote speakers

Trish DunningProfessor 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.

12.45 pm Lunch

1.35 pm Tools, CHAT, and Interventions Chair: Russell Tytler

3.30 pm Afternoon Tea

3.50 pm Classroom Video Analysis Chair: Esther Loong.

Friday 26 November

9.00 am Researching Clinical Practice – Trisha Dunning.

10.00 am Morning Tea

10.15 am Quantitative Methods – Chair: Susie Groves.

12.00 pm Lunch

12.45 pm Reflexivity in Design Chair: Wendy Jobling.

2.30 pm Afternoon Tea

3.00 pm Working with Documents Chair: Brian Doig.

4.40 pm Closing Session

5.00 pm Symposium Ends

Posted Oct 27, 2010

25 November 2010, 12:00am to 26 November 2010

Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood