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Lecturer Sylvia Almeida

Peninsula Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests:
Sylvia’s main research interests are in the field of Environmental, Sustainability and Science Education with a special focus on ways in which these are incorporated in everyday teaching practices. She is also keen on understanding policy development and its impact in shaping these areas.
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Professor Amanda Berry

Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: STEM education, Science teacher education, teacher learning and teacher educators’ knowledge practice.
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Senior Lecturer Rebecca Cooper
Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Pedagogy in science teacher education, improving the quality of science teaching to increase student engagement and promoting scientific literacy.
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Professor Deborah Corrigan
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Teaching that enhance greater student understanding, science education that captures student interest, practices that encourage reflective thinking and teacher change, documenting professional practice, professional experience in teaching, professional learning, mentoring practices in professional settings.
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Emeritus Professor Peter Fensham
Faculty of Education Monash University & Queensland University of Technology
Research Interests: Relationships between international projects and mainstream research, purposes for science education and the implications for education of the social construct of scientific knowledge.
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Professor Marilyn Fleer

Peninsula Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Cross-cultural research, family studies, early childhood science education, technology education, and the building of new theoretical tools to support early childhood development and education.
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Emeritus Professor Richard Gunstone
Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Science learning and metacognition in school, early childhood and undergraduate science and engineering, and teaching, assessment and curriculum in school science; the education of future scientists; teacher development.
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Lecturer Sarika Kewalramani
Peninsula Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Early childhood/primary pre-service teachers’ educational and professional experiences with the view to enhance their knowledge and expertise around delivering science curriculum, understanding parental role and involvement in  science education, and the integration of technology and cross-curriculum approaches.
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Associate Professor Gillian Kidman
Berwick Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Inquiry forms of teaching and learning, the potential inquiry has to integrate science and mathematics, Applications of ICT, STEM, Indigenous underachievement, teaching in and out-of-field.
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Lecturer Greg Lancaster
Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Building conceptual understanding in physics education, exploring contemporary science practices and science communication useful in science teacher professional learning.
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Senior Research Fellow, Pam Mulhall
Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education, Monash University
Research Interests: Understanding practices that promote student learning and engagement in science (and physics); the role of assessment and laboratory work in science (and physics) education; learning to teach; teacher education; pedagogical content knowledge; teacher and student beliefs.
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Professor John Loughran
Dean, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Teacher education, reflective practice, science teaching and learning, teacher research, pedagogy of teacher education, professional knowledge of practice, reflection and self-study.
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Lecturer Karen Marangio
Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Teaching and learning of psychology and science in schools, including learning trajectories in psychology curriculum, promoting psychological literate citizens, developing conceptual understandings with science practices, and developing the pedagogy of pre-service teachers.
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Lecturer Jennifer Mansfield

Berwick Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Jennifer has worked as a scientist and secondary school science teacher before transitioning into pre-service teacher education. Her research interests include the development of teachers’ professional knowledge of practice and the development of teachers understanding and attitudes about science education, in particular science as a human endeavour..
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Associate Professor Debra Panizzon (Adjunct)
Faculty of Education
Research Interests: Student learning and their understanding of scientific concepts, assessment and teacher practice, electronic assessment in science, gender issues in science and enhancing science and mathematics teaching in rural areas.
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Lecturer Donna Rady

Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests:
Donna brings over 25 years K-6 teaching experience in a range of single-sex and co-educational Victorian schools. Her research focuses on investigating the social construction of knowledge, curriculum work as a cultural and political practice, and critical analyses of contemporary curriculum discourses and practices in schools. Donna has a keen interest in developing collaborative learning cultures through the use of teacher professional learning and development plans. [Read more]

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Senior Lecturer Kathy Smith

Clayton Campus, Faculty of Education
Research Interests:
Kathy began her career as a primary classroom teacher moving later to work as an education consultant supporting staff in a wide range of primary schools with science planning and teaching. Her research interests include understanding more about the conditions that promote quality teacher professional learning, primary science education, teacher thinking and pedagogy.
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