A special issue on IOL is to be published by the International Journal of Innovation In Science and Mathematics Education http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/CAL/index This issue of the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education is edited by Gerry Rayner and Chris Thompson (Monash University) and Les Kirkup (UTS). It recognises the need to deliver learning […]
The monograph ‘Transforming Institutions’, edited by Weaver, Burgess, Childress and Slakey and published in the US by Purdue University Press, draws together the work of scholars and leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in higher education. A chapter ‘Changing Practice Towards Inquiry-Oriented Learning’ is included (starting at page 208) describing work done during […]
A paper written by Les Kirkup describing an Australian experience of introducing inquiry-oriented activities into undergraduate physics laboratories will appear in the monograph: Inquiry-Based Learning for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Programs. The monograph will be published by the Emerald Group Publishing Limited in the United States in October 2015. The paper draws on […]
Professor Les Kirkup has won the 2014 Australian Institute of Physics medal for his work in undergraduate science education. More information is outlined in the full article: UTS professor recognised for transforming learning.
Les was very pleased to visit Dr Nicola King and Associate Professor Julie Roberts at the University of New England (UNE) on the 19th August, 2013. Les’ visit was supported by UNE funding that Nicola and Julie secured to progress the development and integration of inquiry-oriented activities in the School of Science and Technology at […]
We’ve produced a short video which outlines how we are connecting UTS undergraduate science students to a current CSIRO research project involving photo voltaic (solar) cells. For more information about the solar technology, see the articles CTRL+P: Printing Australia’s largest solar cells and Aussie scientists print flexible solar panels.
We are extremely pleased to announce the publication of a report summarising the work done on the national fellowship that promoted and supported the activities described on this website. The report has been published by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching and can be accessed and downloaded from: http://www.olt.gov.au/altc-national-teaching-fellow-les-kirkup . The report concludes […]
Hi all, It has been a busy few months for the Fellowship! For more information, see the Fellowship Newsletter June 2012 which provides a snapshot on some of the more recent initiatives and events. Regards
The 22nd May to the 1st June was particularly busy period for the Fellowship with visits to Western Australia, Victoria and New Zealand. Read more.. On the 22nd May Les visited Chris Creagh and David Parlevliet at Murdoch to review progress on the activity they are developing through the Fellowship and to talk to them […]
The Fellowship is excited to be invited to present a ‘hands-on’ workshop at the upcoming HERDSA conference in Hobart on July 2nd to be exact. Les Kirkup, Jenny Pizzica, Katrina Waite and Andrea Mears have devised the workshop (Katrina and Les will facilitate it on the day). The title of the workshop is: Experiencing an […]