Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group

Re-imagining futures in STEME

2014 Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium

27-28 November 2014

Deakin University, Melbourne City Centre
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

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Keynote Speakers

laurence-simonneauxProfessor Laurence Simonneaux
Professor of Agronomy and Science Education
University of Toulouse

Professor Laurence Simonneaux is a professor of agronomy and science education since 2001 at Ecole Nationale de Formation Agronomique (University of Toulouse). She has participated in several European research projects on biotechnology education. She has led French projects on Socially Acute Questions education – the French framework for SocioScientific Education, and participates currently to two major European projects. She leads a research team on science education. She has coordinated five books dealing with discussions, debate, argumentation, reasoning and the teaching of Socially Acute Questions. This presentation draws on the methodological lessons learned across these studies.

trevor-galeProfessor Trevor Gale
Chair in Education Policy and Social Justice
Deakin University

Professor Trevor Gale brings a sociological imagination to his research, seeking out connections between the ‘public issues’ and ‘private troubles’ of education policy and practice. His critical approach is distinguishable by its (i) political commitments – with interests in who benefits and who doesn’t by particular social arrangements, and what can/should be done about these – and by its (ii) dialectic method: a generative regard for apparent tensions between theoretical and methodological oppositions such as theory/practice, structure/agency, objectivity/subjectivity and time/place. He is a prolific researcher, widely published and funded, including two current ARCs.


Thursday 27 November

8.30 am Registration

9.00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Russell Tytler

9.10 am Keynote: Socially acute questions and socio-scientific issues: Methodological aspects to analyse discussions, perception of risks and reasoning – Laurence Simonneaux

10.10 am Morning Tea

10.30 am Action Oriented Research – Chair: John Cripps-Clark

12.10pm Lunch

1.10 pm Self-study Collaborations: A Deakin Uni Faculty Research Group – Chair: Russel Tytler

  • The Collaborative Reflective Experience and Practice in Education (CREPE) Faculty Research Group – John Cripps Clark & Peta White
  • Designing visible pedagogies – Esther Loong & Peta White
  • Teaching sustainability – Jo Raphael & Peta White
  • Engaging curriculum and assessment design – Josephine Lang & Leicha Bragg

2.30 pm Afternoon Tea

2.50 pm Using Video to Support Teacher Learning – Chair: Peta White

3.50 pm Short Break

4.00 pm International Comparisons and Coding – Chair: Gaye Williams

  • Teachers’ questioning behaviour in mathematics classrooms in China and Australia – Lianchun Dong et al.
  • The role of academic judgment in distinguishing coding categories in video ethnography – George Aranda & Russell Tytler
  • The role of comparison in the construction and deconstruction of boundaries – David Clarke
  • Metacognition: It might be worth thinking about – Frederick Wright

6.00 pm Dinner – Chloe’s Restaurant, Young and Jacksons

Friday 28 November

9.00 am Keynote: Being Critical, Thinking Sociologically. Where’s the Method in That? – Professor Trevor Gale.

10.00 am Morning Tea

10.20 am Making Models to Interpret and Transform – Chair: John Cripps Clark

  • Using problem representations to understand out-of-field teaching in the policy arena – Linda Hobbs et al.
  • An Index for measuring the level of complexity of scientific inquiries: The LCCI index – Efrat Eliam & Zemirah Mevarech
  • Adapting a professional growth model to capture the reflexivity of identity formation and school change – Lihua Xu
  • Science Teacher Education Partnerships with Schools (STEPS): Informing and guiding practices in university-school partnerships – Linda Hobbs et al.

11.40 am Short Break

11.50 am Participant Voice – Chair: Linda Hobbs

1.10 pm Lunch

2.10 pm Technologies to Capture Student Interactions – Chair: Lihua Xu

3.10 pm Afternoon Tea

3.30 pm Issues in Generating Data – Chair: Russell Tytler

4.30 pm Closing Session

5.00 pm Symposium Ends

Posted Aug 7, 2014

27 November 2014, 12:00am to 28 November 2014

Deakin University, Melbourne City Centre Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne