Science and Technology Education Research Lab
The College of Education, Health and Human Development Science and Technology Education Research Lab leads research and development on creative and innovative approaches to learning and teaching in science, mathematics and technology education. The group has strong links with professional organisations and contributes to growth of the teaching profession for more effective educational outcomes.
Our research interests are wide, as indicated by the member’s research profiles. We provide courses at post graduate level, link with key educational events, and create and have input into resources across New Zealand and internationally. We are also helping to develop a national science education centre in Christchurch.
We have many PhD and Masters students with a range of innovative and interesting topics.
Our achievements and projects include forward-thinking areas such as innovations in pedagogy, applications of e-learning to science and technology education, tertiary science teaching and teacher education.
We have strong ties with these international/national organizations in our field:
- ICASE - International Council of Associations for Science Education
- IOSTE – International Organisation for Science and Technology Education
- NZASE- National Association of Science Educators
Professor Lindsey Conner is the current President
- NZAPSE – National Association of Primary Science Educators
Dr Chris Astall is the current president
- Pacific Circle Consortium
- TENZ – Technology Education New Zealand
Dr Wendy Fox-Turnbull is the current Chair
- PATT 27 Conference Christchurch 2-6 December 2013. The PATT conference is the top international conference in Technology Education research. So far over 70 abstracts have been received.
- SITE International Symposium 2014, Future focussed teacher education: Inspiring with digital technologies Monday 28th and Tuesday 29 April 2014
University of Canterbury College of Education, Health and Human Development in Christchurch New Zealand
For more information contact Adjunct Professor Lindsey Conner