The Science Education theme members work to build new educational experiences and examine how well these new experiences work for students and academics; after all, “new” also needs to mean “better”. Our research projects use a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the development, implementation, stakeholder experience, and outcomes of educational activities.
Our research students work directly with educators, employers, and other students at UQ and further afield; they conduct surveys and interviews, examine student outputs, and analyse feedback from multiple sources. In some cases they work directly on new and creative teaching media such as online learning tools, video productions, student magazines, radio programs, and podcasts.
The Science Education theme members also work directly with other academics in local, national, and international contexts to evalute and improve educational practice.
Theme Leader: Dr Susan Rowland