20062020

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Personal profile

Biography

Gillian is passionate about science and mathematics education. Her teaching and curriculum design in inquiry based learning and teaching in the sciences is award winning. Gillian has research interests in the integration of science and mathematics, especially the disciplinary and transdisciplinary thinking of STEM and STEAM. She is well respected throughout South East Asia, working extensively in STEM education with the South East Asian Ministries of Education, and the Regional Education Centre of Science and Mathematics (RECSAM) in Penang, Malaysia. Gillian is a highly sought after Keynote Speaker as she focuses her presentation to the local context.

Gillian is the Co-Editor for the International Journal of of Geographical and Environmental Education (IRGEE) and is a member of the IGU CGE Steering Committee. She has also researched topics in the Humanities, higher order thinking skills (HOTS), 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' and STEM Makerspaces in terms of disciplinary thinking. 

Research area 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
  • Disciplinary thinking
  • Transdisciplinary Learning
  • Makerspaces
  • STEM / STEAM

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Projects

Research Output

Dawn of a new decade—what can geographical and environmental education offer for the 2020s

Chang, C. H. & Kidman, G., 2 Jan 2020, In : International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 29, 1, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Defining education for sustainability (EfS): a theoretical framework

Kidman, G., Chang, C-H. & Wi, A., 2020, Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability : Theory into Practice. Chang, C-H., Kidman, G. & Wi, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 1-13 13 p. (Routledge Research in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Education for sustainability – where do we go from here

Chang, C. H., Kidman, G. & Wi, A., 2020, Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability: Theory into Practice . Chang, C-H., Kidman, G. & Wi, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 180-191 11 p. (Routledge Research in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Fieldwork as a vehicle for sustainability education: the centrality of geographical inquiry

Casinader, N. & Kidman, G., 2020, Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability: Theory into Practice . Chang, C-H., Kidman, G. & Wi, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 94-104 11 p. (Routledge Research in Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability: Theory into Practice

Chang, C. H. (ed.), Kidman, G. (ed.) & Wi, A. (ed.), 2020, 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge. 200 p. (Routledge Research in Education)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Activities

  • 4 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Public event

Clayton Festival- Community engagement in early childhood STEM education

Sarika Kewalramani (Contributor), , Gillian Kidman (Contributor), & Hazel Tan (Contributor)

23 Feb 2020

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

Senior Geography Conference

Niranjan Casinader (Keynote/plenary speaker), & Gillian Claire Kidman (Keynote/plenary speaker)

30 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

European Conference on Educational Research 2018

Niranjan Casinader (Invited speaker), & Gillian Claire Kidman (Invited speaker)

4 Sep 20187 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

International Baccalaureate Organisation (External organisation)

Niranjan Casinader (Advisor), & Gillian Claire Kidman (Advisor)

1 May 201831 May 2018

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsConsultancy

PD0150 - Fieldwork and Assessment in the GCE O-level Geography Syllabus

Niranjan Casinader (Organiser), & Gillian Claire Kidman (Organiser)

5 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course