Proceedings of The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (2014)

Table of Contents

Keynote Presentation (Abstract)

Building realism into the use of MOOCS and flipped classroom PDF
Liz Burd
The impact of technology in higher education PDF
Barney Glover
Enhancing courses for employability: Reimagining assessment at the digital frontier PDF
Beverley Oliver
Using engagement in lectures as an entree for learning PDF
Manjula Sharma

Plenary Presentation (Abstract)

The impact of technology in higher education PDF
Roslyn Prinsley

Abstract Only

Academic, industry and student perspectives on the inclusion of “vocational knowledge” in a ‘learning and teaching academic standards statement’ for agriculture PDF
Tina Botwright Acuna, Jo-Anne Kelder, Amanda J Able, Glenn McDonald, Yann Guisard, Bill Bellotti, Paul Wormell, Richard Doyle, Holger Meinke
The development of self-efficacy in first year biology students PDF
Louise Ainscough, Kay Colthorpe, Eden Foulis, Kirsten Zimbardi
Just for Me Engagement PDF
Lyn Armstrong, Don Shearman, Carmel Coady, Harkirat Dhindsa, John Nicholls, Jim Pettigrew
‘Inspiring science’ – supporting secondary school science teachers PDF
Alison Beavis, Kendal McGuffie, Shima Baradaran Vahdat, Anthony Baker
Promoting student’ self-motivation through exploration of self and profession: A pilot study with first-year students PDF
Dawn Bennet, Lynne Roberts, Christine Creagh
An appraisal of an online tutorial system for teaching and learning of engineering physics in conjunction with contextual physics and mathematics PDF
Ragbir Bhathal
Leadership can be taught in an undergraduate science course PDF
Rowan Brookes, Susie Ho, Cristina Varsavsky
Adaptive assessment for differing maths backgrounds? PDF
Ben Brawn, Ben Carter, Andrew Kepert, Judy-anne H. Osborn, Matthew Skerritt
Engaging Diverse Students: Utilising a series of simple reactions to "experience" chemistry. PDF
Catherine A. Burgess, Alexandra Yeung, Manjula Sharma
Making the flip: Integrating flipped learning activities into the mathematics curriculum PDF
Stephen Bush
Analysis of student behavioural patterns in the use of a virtual laboratory: A comparison of cohorts from two different disciplines PDF
Matthew Cheesman, Mark Williams, Prasad Chunduri, Mary-Louise Manchadi, Peter Tregloan
An evaluation of the impact of 1:1 laptops on student attainment in senior high school sciences PDF
Simon Crook, Manjula D. Sharma, Rachel Wilson
Enhancing students' learning through a blended learning cycle for engineering mathematics PDF
Iwona Czaplinski, Pamela Burrage, Steve Psaltis, Dann Mallet
Assessment and standards in undergraduate mathematics – part 2 PDF
H.Kumudini Dharmadasa, Damien Palmer
Tertiary students’ engagement in a mathematics support program PDF
Harkirat S. Dhindsa, Lyn Armstrong, Carmel Coady, John Nicholls, Jim Pettigrew, Don Shearman
Designing a learner-friendly mathematics instruction to enhance problem solving performance PDF
Joseph Dhlamini
A picture is worth a thousand words: developing a common visual literacy amongst first year chemistry students PDF
Hayden Dickson, Chris Thompson, Paddy O'Toole
An integrated approach to active learning PDF
Michael J. Drinkwater, Deanne Gannaway, Karen Sheppard, Matthew Davis, Margaret J. Wegener, Warwick P. Bowen, Joel F. Corney
The use of Digi-Explanations as an innovative, alternative assessment technique suited to the demonstration of complex and simple practical skills for biomedical science students PDF
Nina Fotinatos
Multichoice: Online voting app for engaged teaching PDF
Michael Gladys, Kye Johnson
Do students need face to face teaching? PDF
Michael Gladys, John Furst, John Holdsworth, Paul Dastoor, Bruce King
Inquiry based learning in University school outreach program PDF
Tom Gordon, Manjula D. Sharma, Helen Georgiou
Engaging first year students through a cross-disciplinary forum PDF
Alison Green, Wendy Wright, Jo-ann Larkins
Investigating factors that support and challenge in implementing authentic research experiences for undergraduates PDF
Matthew A. Green, Gwen Lawrie, Paula Myatt, Rhianna Pedwell, Jack Wang, Pete Worthy, Kirsten Zimbardi, Susan Rowland
Scientific representational fluency: Defining, diagnosing and developing PDF
Matthew Hill, Manjula D. Sharma, Helen Johnston
Engaging students in explaining and representing pharmacology by creating blended media PDF
Garry Hoban, Christopher Hyland, Wendy Nielsen
Trialling criterion-referenced marking in an undergraduate statistics unit PDF
Karen Hogeboom, Dianne Atkinson
Outcomes of altered teaching strategy in first year physics instruction PDF
John Holdsworth, John Furst, Michael Gladys, Bruce King
FARLabs: Enhancing student engagement via remote laboratories PDF
David Hoxley, Guido Catennazi, Callum Anderson, Philip Pawlowski, Andrew McDonald, Cathal O'Connell, Paraschos Atsikidis, Paul Pilgram, Brian Abbey
Identifying troublesome knowledge to strengthen mathematics support PDF
Deborah Cheryl Jackson
Enhancing student engagement in science and information technology: A collaborative approach PDF
Kanchana Jayasuriya, Sandra McKechnie, Grace Tan
Factors influencing student decision on senior secondary school mathematics subjects and subsequent effect on university studies PDF
Michael Jennings, Merrilyn Goos, Peter Adams
The science threshold learning outcomes: a ‘student-friendly’ version PDF
Susan M. Jones, Niall Doran, Alastair Richardson, Brian F. Yates
Assessments: an open and closed case PDF
R. Nazim Khan
Applying the cognitive theory of multimedia learning to the design of pharmacology learning resources PDF
Chau Khuong, Elizabeth Davis, Wayne Hodgson
The link between mathematics engagement and personality PDF
Lisa Kim, Carolyn MacCann
Communication in Undergraduate Science - What are we doing? PDF
Louise J. Kuchel, Sarah K. Stevens, Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, Bianca Zou
How students perceive their attitudes towards the environment PDF
Udan Kusmawan
Adaptive self-assessment modules used as a diagnostic tool for threshold concepts PDF
Brian F. Landrigan, Linda Agnew, Lily Pereg
Review and reflection – engaging first year mathematics students as self-reflective learners PDF
Jo-ann M. Larkins
Laying out a learning smörgåsbord in chemistry: tempting students into finding their own recipe for success. PDF
Gwen A. Lawrie, Aaron Micallef, Chantal Bailey, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Anthony Wright, Madeleine Schultz, Tim Dargaville, Roy Tasker, Mark Williams, Simon Bedford, Gelnnys O'Brien, Hayden Dickson, Christopher Thompson
A model of investigative project work to teach research skills to students studying advanced human physiology and lead them into a culture of professional practice PDF
Louise A. Lexis, Brianna L. Julien
Developing independence in pre-transition students through hybrid learning environments PDF
Danny Y.T. Liu, Charlotte E. Taylor
Evaluating undergraduate, laboratory-based learning experience in pharmacology PDF
Hilary Lloyd, Tina Hinton, Alexandra Yeung
Testing a model for identifying nursing and paramedic students’ risk in level 1 human bioscience PDF
Patricia A. Logan, Jennifer L. Cox, Sharon Nielsen
How much high school maths do students need to succeed at university physics? PDF
Andrew D. Mackinnon, Judith Pollard
How using criteria sheets in a first year mathematics course has led to an improvement in the students’ ability to communicate mathematics PDF
Margaret F. Marshman
Do science students graduate knowing what they know and don’t know: The case of quantitative skills PDF
Kelly E. Matthews, Peter Adams, Merrilyn Goos
Running virtual reactions: A reaction predictor app for teaching organic chemistry PDF
Peter F. N. Monaghan, Simon B Bedford
Bridging the gap: Face-to-face or online? PDF
Peter F. N. Monaghan, Joshua D. Santos, Simon B. Bedford
Engaging teachers of the future through ‘opening real science: Authentic mathematics and science education for Australia’ PDF
Joanne Mulligan, John Hedberg, Quentin Parker, Katherine Stewart, Ming Ming Diao, Carmel Coady
Creating a motivating and engaging curriculum by sharing the cognitive load PDF
Glennys A O'Brien, Simon B. Bedford
Concrete thinking in chemistry for engineering students PDF
Glennys A O'Brien, Simon B. Bedford
Self-regulated learning of undergraduate biomedical science students PDF
Jen Ogiji, Kay Colthorpe, Louise Ainscough, Kirsten Zimbardi, Stephen Anderson
Effect of assessment media on student performance in histology identification tasks PDF
Suzanne Ollerenshaw, Diana J. Oakes, Helen E. Ritchie
Improving student learning and engagement in stem disciplines using team-based learning PDF
Maria B. Parappilly, Samantha De Ritter, Lisa Schmidt
Impact of student approaches to ALURE: 'Swimming lessons' in the undergraduate laboratory PDF
Rhianna Pedwell, Matthew Green, Gwendolyn Lawrie, Paula Myatt, Jack Wang, Peter Worthy, Kirsten Zimbardi, Susan Rowland
Designing interactive tools that engage mathematical learners PDF
Jim Pettigrew, Donald Shearman
Supporting botanical literacy in the undergraduate science curriculum and beyond with a 71 bespoke campus app PDF
Lachlan Pettit, Matthew Pye, Xiaolong Wang, Rosanne Quinnell
Inspiring mathematics and science in teacher education: project update PDF
Leon Poladian
Students’ knowledge of the nature of science, epistemological beliefs, approaches to studying, and academic performance PDF
Steve Provost, Frances Martin
Comparing the effectiveness of teaching methods with different types of experiments in the chemistry laboratory PDF
Reyne Pullen
Impact of student approaches to learning on both their experience and their performance in problem solving workshop classes: a pilot study PDF
Simon M. Pyke, Chantelle Porter-Dabrowski, Natalie M. Williamson
Approaches to study and conceptions of biology: Differential outcomes for generalist and vocational degree students PDF
Rosanne Quinnell, Elizabeth L. May, Mary Peat, Yvonne C. Davila
Educational adaptation and evolution: A case study in microbiology PDF
Gerry M. Rayner
Scientists and mathematicians in schools PDF
Camille Rogers
Certainty, creativity and chaos: key ingredients in complex curriculum design in the sciences PDF
Pauline Ross, Susan Howitt, Philip Poronnik
Supporting engagement or engaging support? PDF
Leanne J. Rylands, Don Shearman
Pre-laboratory videos enhance student preparation and confidence PDF
Nirma A. Samarawickrema, Janet O. Macauley, Mark Prescott
The workplace: What does employability mean for science and mathematics graduates? PDF
Lisa Schmidt, Dawn Bennett, Philip MacKinnon, Marian Thakur, Hamish Coates, Sarah Richardson, Charlotte Brack, Philip Poronnik
How does team-based guided inquiry learning improve student engagement? PDF
Puspha Sinnayah, Daniel Loton, Joseph Rathner, Peter Hartley
Taking it to the students: The efectiveness of embedding chemistry drills into residential college study sessions PDF
Erica J. Smith, Janelle Wilkes
Research-led education and research careers: the role for social engagement PDF
Lillian Smyth, Frederico Davila, Thomas Sloan
Computer-mediated communication as a vehicle for learning: Engaging with students online PDF
Daniel Southam, Cassandra Paxman, Lise Fouche
Just-in-time information and support for first year biomedical students pdf
Donnalee B Taylor, Glenn J Harrison
Comparison of effectiveness of several peer learning programs to support 1st year chemistry PDF
Kim Taylor, Tamsin Kelly
Making lab 'pre-work' work PDF
Holly E. Trowland, John O'Byrne, Helen Johnston
Investigating first-year chemistry students perception of the relevance of practicals at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji PDF
Lara Wakeling, Mani Naiker, Romila D. Gopalan, Tevita Voro
Supporting student engagement and transition through undergraduate research experiences in microbiology PDF
Jack T.H. Wang, Rhianna Pedwell, Hanisah Hasan, Jayee Patil, Susan L. Rowland
Mathematics background and early performance of a sample of first year chemistry students PDF
Dianne J. Watters, Wendy A. Loughlin, Christopher L. Brown, Peter R. Johnston
Integrated, concise, mobile and interactive: adapting e-learning modules to different disciplines and contexts PDF
Margaret J. Wegener, Timothy J. McIntyre, Catherine Holmes, Dominic McGrath, Gwen Lawrie
Quantitative skills in the first year science curriculum: Reflections on a collaborative journey PDF
Janelle Wilkes, Jackie Reid
A tool for helping educators evaluate the level of inquiry in laboratory activities PDF
Alexandra Yeung, Manjula D. Sharma, Scott H. Kable, Louise Sutherland
Are students reading my feedback? Using a feedback analytics capture system to understand how large cohorts of biomedical science students use feedback PDF
Kirsten Zimbardi, Andrew Dekker, Andrea Bugarcic, Kay Colthorpe, Prasad Chunduri, Judit Kibedi, Lesley Lluka, Craig Engstrom, Peter Worthy, Phil Long

Ideas Exchange

Work Integrated Learning – A stocktake of practice in Australian universities PDF
Daniel Edwards
Practical examinations in science laboratory classes: Fossils from the past or assessment tools of the future? PDF
Stefan G. Huth
Communication in undergraduate science - how can we better engage students? PDF
Louise Kuchel, Lucy Mercer-Mapstone
Motivating students and improving engagement in biology units using online QS modules PDF
Leon Poladian, Cenk Suphioglu, Vilma Simbag, Shaun Belward, Yvonne Hodgson, Prasad Chunduri, Lesley Lluka, Jenny Di Trapani, Dianne Watters, Carmel Coady, Jo-Anne Chuck, Juiie Markham
Articulating your own pedagogical content knowledge PDF
Madeleine Schultz, Gwen Lawrie
Enhancing student understanding of mathematical concepts through the development of estimation skills with the QAMA calculator PDF
Stephen Sugden, Iwona Czaplinksi
Engaging students in the nature and process of science: Embedding TLO 1 'understanding science' in your subject PDF
Robyn Yucel

Non-refereed Papers

A study of faculty development programs in India to improve student engagement PDF
Chhavi Rana, Sanjay K. Jain

Refereed Papers

The role of model-based inquiry in supporting students’ conceptual understanding PDF
Romklao Artdej, Pannida Meela, Sunate Sriboonlert
Teachability: It's harder to teach a young dog new tricks PDF
David J. Low, Kate F. Wilson
Teach to learn: using new technologies to support agriculture undergraduates in biology PDF
Melissa Martin, Brian Jones, Matthew Pye, Rosanne Quinnell
Demand evidence and think critically: Building research excellence in tomorrow’s scientists PDF
Suzanne Munns, Lisa Chilton
Achieving greater productivity with a peer writing group PDF
Paula Myatt, Ashley Edwards, Fiona Bird
Maths is a strong predictor of stem attainment in first year university PDF
Yoshitaka Nakakoji, Rachel Wilson
Undergraduate creators of video, animations and blended media: The students' perspective PDF
Karma L. Pearce
Putting the professional into practice-based learning PDF
Jurgen Schulte, Neela Griffiths
The student perspective in developing graduate attributes through problem-based learning in first year agricultural science PDF
Daniel K. Y. Tan, Antony Koppi, Damien J. Field