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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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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.


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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 Dr. 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 bpsupport 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.