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Vale Judy Mousley

Our colleague and friend, Associate Professor Judy Mousley lost her battle with Parkinson’s disease and passed away on 15 September, 2020. Judy commenced in the Faculty of Education at Deakin in 1982 as a mathematics tutor and, over the years, firmly s …

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Posted by Prof. Russell Tytler on October 13, 2020.


Chemistry Education Association November Lectures online

The Chemistry Education Association November Lectures will be online and free for all participants this year.

Posted by Dr. Seamus Delaney on October 13, 2020.


Expressions of Interest close soon for presenting at the CAR Symposium

Expressions of interest are due on Friday 2nd October for the 2020 CAR Symposium https://deakinsteme.org/event-category/car-symposiums/  Please click this link https://deakinsteme.org/event/2020-contemporary-approaches-to-research-in-mathematics-scienc …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on September 29, 2020.


The Science Team support STAVCON

Deakin University – School of Education is excited to announce that we have just nominated as a GOLD Sponsor of the Science Teachers Association of Victoria – STAVCON. Several members of the Science Education team will be presenting on the day – an onl …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on September 26, 2020.


A Symposium on Teaching out-of-field

The upcoming symposium for the OOF-TAS Collective (Out-of-field, Teaching Across Specialisations) will be online this year on August 29-30. Because it is international the Australian times will be 4pm-9pm. The Collective’s website is: http://ooftas-col …

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Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on July 11, 2020.


Australasian Science Education Research Association – online conference

Great representation of the STEME Research Group members presenting at the online ASERA conference. We prerecorded our presentations and they are included here: 2020 Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Presentations – online! In …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on June 24, 2020.


LUMAT Research Symposium – Promoting STEAM in Education

Our colleague Maija Aksela (LUMA Centre – Finland) has invited us to join her and her colleague on the 3 – 4th June 2020 for this online symposium. The symposium is free of charge and will be managed at times when it is ok to participate from Australia …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on April 30, 2020.


Visiting Scholar – Presenting from homeland

Patricia (Trish) Patrick was coming to Deakin as a Visiting Scholar…. before Covid-19!  She is a Fulbright Scholar researching in Indonesia (we will host a presentation soon where Trish will showcase her research).  She currently resides in the US. We …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on April 27, 2020.


Energy Storage and the Circular Economy – Online Symposium – Monday 4th May 2020

The Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM) at Deakin University hosts the storEnergy Training Centre. Researchers in the centre focus on a range of issues and development opportunities exploring the circular economy and battery storage. This open/public …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on April 27, 2020.


The International Dialogue on STEM Education

Attending the International Dialogue on STEM Education, Berlin, December 2019

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Coral Campbell on January 7, 2020.


The STEME Education Research Group offers first of many Professional Learning workshops….

The Deakin STEME PL Hub is underway and the first of many PL opportunities is happening ASAP. Watch this site for more details…. Assessing Science Inquiry Skills is the first event and is occurs on Thursday 12th December at the Burwood campus. Check …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on December 6, 2019.


Quiz: could you blitz Year 10 science?

The team from .this (a Deakin media unit) approached Peta who enlisted John and Russell to design a quiz.  The purpose of the quiz was that if you took it and were successful, then your science knowledge and (some) skills might be at about year 10 leve …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on December 4, 2019.


STEME Education Research Group launches Professional Learning program at STAVCON

STAVCON was held at La Trobe Uni on Friday 29th  November 2019 and Russell and Peta launched the STEME PL Hub to a full room of interested science teachers. With standing room only we showcased the STEME Education Research Group research program depth …

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Posted by Dr. Peta White on December 1, 2019.


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.


Deakin to undertake the Tech School Evaluation

The Science Education team at Deakin University has been commissioned by DET to undertake an evaluation of the Victorian Tech Schools initiative.

Posted by Assoc. Prof. Linda Hobbs on September 26, 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.