Information related to research interest "Science Education"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Education and Arts

  • Nat Sch of Education

  • Dr Paul Chandler

    Paul Chandler has over 20 years' experience as a classroom teacher in government and independent secondary schools, where his specialisations are ICT, Science and the professional development of teachers. Paul's PhD study was a case study of "self-taught computer-using teachers", which considered the relationship between different forms of teachers' knowledge and pedagogy.

    Since 2009, Paul has worked alongside Prof Len Unsworth investigating the pedagogy of multimodal literacies, which is now his major research focus. He is co-ordinator of the GradDipEd/MTeach (secondary) course on the Melbourne campus, and has an interest in exploring the ICT-related knowledge of pre-service teachers and it's impact on their emerging classroom practices. Paul has expertise in both case study and qualitative methods.

    Phone : 3271 (Melbourne) Email :

  • Dr Jennifer Martin

    Dr Jenny Martin is an experienced teacher, teacher educator and education researcher. She was awarded the Australian Association for Research in Education Early Career Researcher Award in 2017. Her research program is concerned with promoting student and teacher agency for the wellbeing of individuals and the planet and extends to science education, education for sustainability, initial teacher education, teacher professional learning and pedagogical leadership. She is currently full-time Research Fellow on the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, Learning-rich Leadership for Quality Improvement in Early Education, concerned with transformative practice and pedagogical leadership in early childhood contexts. Her expertise includes applications of positioning theory and cultural historical activity theory to education research, developmental work research, action research, participatory ethnography, discourse analysis, cultural/discursive psychology and includes video-based research design.

    Jenny is also a Victorian Institute of Teaching registered teacher. Early in her career, Jenny taught in secondary schools and later worked as Scientist in Residence at primary schools as well as a Professional Development Leader for the Victorian Department of Education. Her work as a teacher educator began in 2002 at The University of Melbourne and at ACU. Jenny began full time work at ACU in 2012 and now has a continuing position as Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

    Phone : 3286 (Melbourne) Email :


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