Personal profile

Biography

Gillian is passionate about science and mathematics education. Her teaching and curriculum design is award winning at both the State and National levels. Gillian has research interests in the integration of science and mathematics, STEM, and all areas of inquiry based learning and teaching.

She is particularly interested in inquiry forms of teaching and learning and the potential inquiry has in terms of the integration of science and mathematics. She is currently working on the interpretation of andlsquo;inquiry' in the Australian Curriculum in Science, History and Geography, and the overlap with problem solving in mathematics. Gillian has also researched ICT, STEM, biotechnology education, Indigenous underachievement and teaching in and out-of-field.

Research interests

Gillian has research interests in both science and mathematics education. She is particularly interested in inquiry forms of teaching and learning and the potential inquiry has in terms of the integration of science and mathematics. She is currently working on the interpretation of 'inquiry' in the Australian Curriculum in Science, History and Geography, and the overlap with problem solving in mathematics. Gillian has also researched ICT, STEM, biotechnology education, Indigenous underachievement and teaching in and out-of-field.

Keywords

  • Inquiry Based Learning
  • Science Education
  • Science Teaching and Learning
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Mathematics teaching and learning
  • ICT education
  • Geography education
  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Indigenous Education

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Projects 2015 2015

Research Output 2008 2017

Dealing with Inquiry and data

Kidman, G. C. 2017 Mastering the Science Content of the NES General Science Exam. Independent Variable, LLC

Research output: Other - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

Pre-service teachers’ international teaching placement: Outcomes for the accompanying academic

Kidman, G. C., Lang, C. & Cacciattolo, M. 2017 Narratives of learning through international professional experience. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 29-45 17 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter (Book)

School geography: what interests students, what interests teacher?

Kidman, G. 1 Jul 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

The 2016 International Charter on Geographical Education

Stoltman, J. P., Lidstone, J. & Kidman, G. 2 Jan 2017 In : International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 26, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Other - peer-reviewEditorial

Activities 2017 2017

  • 2 Contribution to conference

Australian Science Education Research Conference

Casinader, N. R. (Invited speaker), Kidman, G. C. (Invited speaker)
27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference

European Science Education Research Association Conference

Casinader, N. R. (Invited speaker), Kidman, G. C. (Invited speaker)
21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference