2013/2015 – Affective imagination in science education: exploring the emotional nature of scientific and technological learning and engaging children and teachers

Australian Research Council Grant– Discovery project (2013-15)
ID: DP130101438
Funding: $298,073
Researcher: Prof Marilyn Fleer and Emeritus Prof Richard Gunstone
Administering Institution: Monash University
Summary: Children are born into an increasingly complex world and knowing how to engage with technologies and to think scientifically is central, yet preschool teachers are becoming reluctant to teach science. This project explores the emotional dimension of concept formation, so as to generate methodologies that engage teachers to teach more science.