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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.

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

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Output 2008 2020

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

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Developing teachers' environmental literacy through inquiry-based practices

Kidman, G. & Casinader, N., 2019, In : Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. 15, 6, 9 p., em1687.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Fieldwork, sustainability and environmental education: the centrality of geographical inquiry

Casinader, N. & Kidman, G., Mar 2018, In : Australian Journal of Environmental Education. 34, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2017 2018

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

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

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

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

Australian Science Education Research Conference

Niranjan Casinader (Invited speaker), Gillian Claire Kidman (Invited speaker)
27 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference