Science Technology Engineering Mathematics and Environmental Education Research Group

Re-imagining futures in STEME

2016 Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium

25-26 November 2016

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

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Keynote Speakers

PhotoProfessor Catherine Beavis
Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy
Deakin University

Catherine Beavis is Professor of Education at Deakin University. Her research investigates digital games and young people’s engagement with them, exploring the ways in which games work as new textual worlds for players, embodying and extending ‘new’ literate and multimodal literacies and practices, with a focus on changing expectations and orientations towards literacy and learning, and the implications for contemporary curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of the online world.

PhotoRichard Lehrer
Frank Mayborn Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Vanderbilt University

Richard Lehrer is Frank W. Mayborn Professor of Education at Vanderbilt University. A former science teacher, he is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a member of the National Academy of Education, and the 2009 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s award for Distinguished Contributions in Applications of Psychology to Education. Working in concert with teachers, he focuses on the design of classroom learning environments that support the growth and development of learning about foundational concepts and epistemic practices in science and in mathematics. In mathematics education, he investigates development of children’s (K-6) reasoning about space, measure, data, and chance when instruction is guided by teacher knowledge of student reasoning.


Thursday 25 November

9.00 am Registration

9.30 am Welcome and opening remarks – Russell Tytler

9.40 am Keynote: The Dangers and Delights of Working with Digital Games – Professor Catherine Beavis.

10.40 am Morning Tea

11.00 am Positioning Positioning Theory –  Chair: Peta White

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Instrument Development and Interpretation – Chair: Russell Tytler

2.40 pm Afternoon Tea

3.00 pm Application of Theory to Analysing Data – Chair: John Cripps Clark

3.50 pm Short break

4pm Language and Evaluation – Chair: Susie Groves

  • The Lexicon Project: Examining the Consequences for International Comparative Research of Pedagogical Naming Systems from Different Cultures – David Clarke, Carmel Mesiti, Yiming Cao, Guowen Yu, Jarmila Novotna
  • Data, Case Studies, and Cross-Case Analyses – Leonie Rennie
  • The Role of Economic Analysis in Educational Evaluation – Russell Tytler, David Symington, Garrett Upstill

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

Friday 26 November

9.00 am  Keynote: Constituting Experiment – Professor Richard Lehrer.

10.00 am Morning Tea

10.20 am Interpreting Video/Ethnography – Chair: Wanty Widjaja

  • Methodological Selection and Connection in a Laboratory Classroom – David Clarke, Man Ching Esther Chan
  • Cherry Picking? Purposeful Selection in Rich Datasets – Joseph Ferguson, George Aranda, Russell Tytler, Radhika Gorur
  • Microanalysis of Complex, Asynchronous, Data Sets of Multiple Video Capture to Study Optimistic Pedagogical Expertise – Gaye Williams
  • Fractal Methods for ‘Scaling Up’ Ethnographic Research– Juli Lynch

11.40 am Short Break

11.50 am Video and Teacher Learning – Chair: Linda Hobbs

12.40 pm Lunch

1.40 pm Studying Interventions for Change – Chair: Lihua Xu

2.40 pm Afternoon Tea

3.00 pm Studying Learning in Classrooms – Chair: Russell Tytler

4.09 pm Closing Session

4.15 pm Symposium Ends

Posted Sep 20, 2016

25 November 2016, 12:00am to 26 November 2016

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