2011 Contemporary Approaches to Research in Mathematics, Science, Health and Environmental Education Symposium

24-25 November 2011

Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood

Keynote speakers

PhotoMargaret Wu
Educational Management Solutions
Victoria University



PhotoProfessor Marilyn Fleer
Monash University





Thursday 24 November

9.00 am Registration

9.30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Susie Groves.

9.35 am Item Response Modelling and Its Applications – Margaret Wu.

10.30 am Morning Tea

10.50 am Data Sets and Statistical Analysis Chair: Russell Tytler.

12.30 pm Lunch

1.10 pm Researching Teachers and Teaching Chair: John Cripps Clark.

3.05 pm Afternoon Tea

3.50 pm Tools for Capturing Rich Data Chair: Esther Loong.

Friday 25 November

9.00 am Studying Children: A Cultural-historical Approach – Marilyn Fleer

9.55 am Morning Tea

10.20 am Socio-cultural Perspectives – Chair: Susie Groves.

12.15 pm Lunch

1.00 pm Video Ethnographic Methods Chair: Brian Doig.

2.40 pm Afternoon Tea

3.00 pm Researching Across and Within Cultures Chair: Gaye Williams.

  • Post-colonial Influences on Teacher Identity: Approaches to understanding Teacher Educators’ Experiences in Implementing Environmental Education in India – Sylvia Almeida.
  • Content Analysis: Important Tool for Curricular Analysis in the Area of Environmental Education – Arely Paredes-Chi.
  • Managing an International Research Project – George Aranda.

4.25 pm Closing session

5.00 pm Symposium ends