Our expertise

In establishing the Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, the two faculties join forces with the aim of transforming science and mathematics education in the University and beyond. Each faculty offers unique features and together there is a wealth of breadth and depth of expertise.

This expertise extends to issues of teaching and learning at all levels (schools through tertiary and lifelong learning, in informal and formal settings) and throughout the multiple discipline areas within mathematics and science. Specifically, the disciplines and areas of pedagogy covered are included below.

Discipline areas of expertise

  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Information technology
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Molecular and microbial sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary fields associated with these disciplines.

Pedogogical areas of expertise

  • K-12 education and teacher training
  • The Learning Sciences
  • Learning and cognitive sciences
  • Collaborative learning
  • Technology-supported and multimedia learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Learning in virtual worlds
  • Student and teacher perceptions and experience
  • Learning by design
  • Schools and "the Digital Revolution"
  • Learning in Higher Education
  • Life-long and informal learning
  • e-Research

Contact an expert

For more information on individuals with special expertise in each of the above areas, please feel free to contact us at:


Students looking for a supervisor with a particular research focus can refer to the University's Supervisor Connect database.

Members of the media looking for an expert can also try the University's "Find an expert" database.