Keynote speakers

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Introduction
Professor Robert Saint
Dean, Faculty of Science
University of Melbourne





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Opening guest
Professor Adrienne Clarke
Chancellor of La Trobe






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Professor Igal Galili is a professor of science education and the head of the Science teaching department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Educated in physics, he turned to the area of education where his research addresses students' knowledge of science and its structure (scheme-facets). A special framework of discipline- culture was developed to represent the knowledge. The framework was used to explain students' conceptual change, the structure of science curriculum, as well as the dynamics of scientific revolutions. It was also shown that contents from the philosophy of science imply changes in teaching curriculum. To support regular teaching of science by contents from the history and philosophy of science a special genre of excurse was developed within the European project HIPST (2008-2010).

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Professor Geoffrey Crisp is the President of HERDSA and Dean, Learning and Teaching at RMIT University. After a content and settled career as a chemistry academic he took up the challenges of working in teaching and learning with the wide spectrum of disciplines represented in higher education. He was awarded an ALTC national Teaching Fellowship in 2009. His interests have ranged from assessment to online learning.