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STEM Education in Primary Classrooms

STEM education seems to be the flavour of the month but it took many years of community-based groundwork before Gladstone’s ‘university-industry’ STEM Central Project reached fruition.

STEM Education in Primary classrooms

Edited Book
STEM education in primary classrooms: Unravelling contemporary approaches in Australia and New Zealand
Fitzgerald, A., Haeusler, C., & Pfeiffer, L. G. (Eds.) (2020). STEM education in primary classrooms: Unravelling contemporary approaches in Australia and New Zealand. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Collaboration and co-creation in regional and remote education: Case studies from initial teacher education programs
Woolcott, G., Whannell, R., Wines, C., Pfeiffer, L. G., Marshman, M., & Galligan, L. (2019). Collaboration and co-creation in regional and remote education: Case studies from initial teacher education programs.  Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 25(1), 54-80.

Eureka! Engaging classroom students in inquiry-based science lessons using local experts and contexts Wines, C., Pfeiffer, L., Scott, A., & Woolcott, G. (2018). Eureka! Engaging classroom students in inquiry-based science lessons using local experts and contexts.Teaching Science, 64(2), 15-23.

Embedding collaborative enhancement and reflection in science and mathematics initial teacher education programs
Whannell, R., Woolcott, G., Marshman, M., Galligan, L., Pfeiffer, L., & Wines, C. (2018). Embedding collaborative enhancement and reflection in science and mathematics initial teacher education programs. Integrated Education for the Real World

Enhancing science and mathematics teacher education: Evaluating an enhancement module for science pre-service teachers
Woolcott, G., Whannell, R., Pfeiffer, L., Yeigh, T., Donnelly, J., & Scott, A. (2017). Enhancing science and mathematics teacher education: Evaluating an enhancement module for science pre-service teachers. International Journal of Learning and Change, 9(2), 131-144.

It’s part of my life: engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education-final report, March 2017
Woolcott, G., Scott, A., Norton, M., Whannell, R., Galligan, L., Marshman, M., . . . Wines, C. (2017). It’s part of my life: engaging university and community to enhance science and mathematics education-final report, March 2017.

Employment Barriers for International Graduates in Host Countries.
Cameron, R., Farivar, F., & Pfeiffer, L.. (2016). Employment Barriers for International Graduates in Host Countries.. Personnel Review.

The FIFO experience : a Gladstone case study
Abstract
Cameron, R., Lewis, J., & Pfeiffer, L. (2014). The FIFO experience : a Gladstone case study. Australian bulletin of labour., 40(2), 221-241. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35152/

Seagrass and aluminium are strange bedfellows: A science-art collaboration via the power of STEAM
Holden, H., Pfeiffer, L., & Jackson, E. (2017). Seagrass and aluminium are strange bedfellows: A science-art collaboration via the power of STEAM. In 7th Annual HUIC STEM/STEAM Education Conference (pp. 1-15). Hawaii: HUIC.

STEM education: What about VET qualified early childhood educators?
Pfeiffer, L., Elliott, A., Busch, G., & Impiccini, J. (2016). STEM education: What about VET qualified early childhood educators?. In Putting VET research to work: proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference (AVETRA) (pp. 1). Australia: Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association

Emotion in pre-service teachers: Relations among self- and observer-reports on classroom videos and voice parameter analyses
Donnelly, E., Pfeiffer, L. G., Woolcott, G., Yeigh, T., & Snow, M. (2014). Emotion in pre-service teachers: Relations among self- and observer-reports on classroom videos and voice parameter analyses. In Abstracts of the 49th APS Annual Conference (Hobart): Psychology meeting society's challenges (pp. 59). Flinders Lane, Vic.: Australian Psychological Society.

Enhancing science education in regional Australia: Giving pre-service teachers confidence and competence in teaching primary school science
Pfeiffer, L., & Woolcott, G. (2014). Enhancing science education in regional Australia: Giving pre-service teachers confidence and competence in teaching primary school science. In AARE-NZARE Conference.

Successful transitions into the labour market for equity groups
Pfeiffer, L. G. (2014). Successful transitions into the labour market for equity groups. In AVETRA Annual Conference, 17th: Informing Changes in VET Policy and Practice: The Central Role of Research (pp. 1-14). Crows Nest, NSW: AVETRA. Retrieved from http://www.voced.edu.au/content/ngv:63209

Labour market experiences and outcomes for spouses of skilled migrants
Cameron, R., & Pfeiffer, L. (2013). Labour market experiences and outcomes for spouses of skilled migrants. In M. Grimmer, & Hecker R (Eds.), 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2013: Managing on the edge (pp. 1-22). Hobart, Tasmania: ANZAM.

Labour market experiences and outcomes for spouses of skilled migrants
Cameron, R., & Pfeiffer, L. (2013). Labour market experiences and outcomes for spouses of skilled migrants. In 27th Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference.

Bringing Australia's diversity into science education
Pfeiffer, L., Fitzgerald, A., & Woolcott, G. (2018). Bringing Australia's diversity into science education. In G. Woolcott, & R. Whannell (Eds.),Teaching Secondary Science: Theory and Practice (pp. 394-415). Port Melbourne, Vic.: Cambridge University Press.

Celebrating Australia’s diversity through science education
Pfeiffer, L., Fitzgerald, A., & Woolcott, G. (2018). Celebrating Australia’s diversity through science education. In G. Woolcott, & R. Whannell (Eds.),Teaching Secondary Science: theory and practice (pp. 191-213). Port Melbourne, Vic.: Cambridge University Press

eRPL and ePR in higher education contexts
Cameron, R., & Pfeiffer, L. (2016). eRPL and ePR in higher education contexts. In Unknown (Ed.),Open learning and formal credentialing in higher education : curriculum models and institutional policies (pp. 168-186). Hershey, PA.: IGI Global

A comparison of the preferred learning styles of Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 students in Science using the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) and a cooperative learning unit of work based on Multiple Intelligences.
Pfeiffer, L. G. (2011). A comparison of the preferred learning styles of Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 students in Science using the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) and a cooperative learning unit of work based on Multiple Intelligences.. (Curtin).