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Biography

Tina Overton is Professor of Chemistry Education at Monash University. She was previously Professor of Chemistry Education at the University of Hull, UK. She had a career in industry and the National Health Service before joining the chemistry department at the University of Hull in 1992, first as a teaching fellow, then as lecturer, senior lecturer, and then as Professor. Tina has published on the topics of critical thinking, context and problem-based learning and their role in developing conceptual understanding and cognitive skills and the development of problem solving skills. She has published learning resources which have been adopted in many institutions and has co-authored several textbooks in inorganic chemistry and skills development. She was Director of the national Higher Education Academy UK Physical Sciences Centre which supported teaching and learning across chemistry, physics, astronomy and forensic science. She has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry's HE Teaching Award, Tertiary Education Award and Nyholm Prize and is a National Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 1993 2019

Academics’ perspectives of the teaching and development of generic employability skills in science curricula

Sarkar, M., Overton, T., Thompson, C. D. & Rayner, G., 9 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Higher Education Research and Development. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Curtailing marking variation and enhancing feedback in large scale undergraduate chemistry courses through reducing academic judgement: a case study

George-Williams, S., Carroll, M-R., Ziebell, A., Thompson, C. & Overton, T., 18 Aug 2019, In : Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 44, 6, p. 881-893 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Investigating student and staff perceptions of students' experiences in teaching laboratories through the lens of meaningful learning

George-Williams, S. R., Karis, D., Ziebell, A. L., Kitson, R. R. A., Coppo, P., Schmid, S., Thompson, C. D. & Overton, T. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Chemistry Education Research and Practice. 20, 1, p. 187-196 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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How do approaches to solving open-ended problems vary within the science disciplines?

Randles, C., Overton, T., Galloway, R. & Wallace, M., 24 Jul 2018, In : International Journal of Science Education. 40, 11, p. 1367-1390 24 p.

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Press / Media

The Mars Challenge

Tina Overton & Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

1/01/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Australian university launches course on how to survive on Mars

Tina Overton & Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

2/09/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Top 5 things you need to survive on Mars

Tina Overton & Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

22/10/16

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities