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Teaching and Learning in Science and Engineering

This focus area centres on research which is concerned with improving classroom practice and student learning. Such research is often conducted by practitioners in their own teaching spaces. We explore innovative pedagogies in science and engineering and are interested in the ways in which different pedagogies constrain and/or enable learning. We investigate the efficacy of using technologies to aid student engagement and learning. We explore science and engineering students’ disciplinary knowledge and skills and the assessment thereof, as well as their conceptions, identities and experiences in learning. We are interested in the development of academic, scientific and technological literacies and students' induction into disciplinary discourses in science and engineering.