Science and Technology Education Research Lab
The College of Education, Health and Human Development Science and Technology Education Research Lab leads research and development on creative and innovative approaches to learning and teaching in science, mathematics and technology education. The group has strong links with professional organisations and contributes to growth of the teaching profession for more effective educational outcomes.
Our research interests are wide, as indicated by the member’s research profiles. We provide courses at post graduate level, link with key educational events, and create and have input into resources across New Zealand and internationally. We are also helping to develop a national science education centre in Christchurch.
We have many PhD and Masters students with a range of innovative and interesting topics.
Our achievements and projects include forward-thinking areas such as innovations in pedagogy, applications of e-learning to science and technology education, tertiary science teaching and teacher education.
We have strong ties with these international/national organizations in our field:
- ICASE - International Council of Associations for Science Education
- IOSTE – International Organisation for Science and Technology Education
- NZASE- National Association of Science Educators
Professor Lindsey Conner is the current President
- NZAPSE – National Association of Primary Science Educators
Dr Chris Astall is the current president
- Pacific Circle Consortium
- TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand
Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull is the current Chair
- PATT 27 Conference Christchurch 2-6 December 2013. The PATT conference is the top international conference in Technology Education research. So far over 70 abstracts have been received.
- SITE International Symposium 2014, Future focussed teacher education: Inspiring with digital technologies Monday 28th and Tuesday 29 April 2014
University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development in Christchurch New Zealand
Science Learning hub development and research on teachers use of the materials
This was a four year project where we worked on contract with the University of Waikato and in association with the University of Auckland and the Royal Society to develop learning contexts.
There is a huge amount of digital material related to each context and science story that is freely accessed by students and teachers around the world. www.sciencelearn.org.nz
Development and research associated with the use of key concepts in science for primary students.
All events in Wheki 202 unless otherwise notified
- Time: 1pm, 31st May 2016
Venue: Wheki 203
Title: "Connection of geoscience undergraduate students with field places: implications for informed design of field education"
Presenter: Alison Jollie
- Time: 1pm, 20th June 2016
Venue: Wheki 203
Title: "Teaching Science to Students with Disabilities: Insights from 3 Indonesian High Schools"
Presenter: Liana Aisyah
Time: 12-1pm, 24th April 2015Title: "Students Intention to use Smartphones in University Education: A Comparative study of College of Engineering and College of Education, Health and Human Development"
Venue: Wheki 202
Presenter: Muzhar Syed
- Friday 7th November
Title: "How to engage and retain university STEM students: lessons from Michigan State University"
Presenter: Visiting lecturer Ryan Sweeder
- Friday 26th September
Title: "Blended learning at UC: Initial data on institutional perspectives"
Presenter: Dr Kathryn MacKinven (R & I)
- Friday 29th August
"Who gives a toss? using research data to improve student engagement in science"
Presenter: David Paterson (HOF) Cashmere High School
- Friday 1st August
Presenter: Emma Puloka
"Science education in Tonga: Relevant?"
Science education in Tonga: relevant?
- Friday 13 June, 12-1pm, Wheki 202
Forum on professional learning for teaching science and technology through ICT.
- Friday 11 April, 12-1pm, Wheki 202
"Use of mobile phones for learning" presented by Mazhar Syed Ahmed
- Friday 14 March, 12-1pm, Wheki 202
"Preliminary Analysis of Physics Teachers Survey Data" presented by Isaac Buaberg
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