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BSci, MSci, PhD
Jan van Driel is a Professor of Science Education and leader of the Mathematics, Science & Technology Education Group in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include science teacher knowledge, teacher education and professional learning, and interdisciplinary science and STEM education. Currently, he is co-editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Science Education and a member of the Education Committee of Council of the Australian Academy of Science.
BA (Psych. and Crim.), GradDipSci (Psych.), MEdPsych, PhD
Dr Esther Chan is a Lecturer in the Educational Psychology Programs and an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Dr Chan is interested in the knowledge construction process involved in research and in teaching and educational psychological practices. Her work focuses on understanding the role that research discourse plays in the day-to-day professional practice and learning of teachers and educational and developmental psychologists. She has extensive research experience having worked on multiple Australian Government funded national and international projects on student wellbeing and achievement, early literacy assessment, school retention, collaborative problem-solving (The Social Unit of Learning project), and professional learning of mathematics teachers (Learning from Lessons project). Dr Chan is currently leading a project investigating teacher in-the-moment decision making using classroom video research methodology and computer assisted quantitative analysis (multimodal learning analytics) involving collaborators from the University of Melbourne, RMIT, and New York University.
BA (Mathematics), DipEd, MEd, PhD candidate
Carmel Mesiti is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Mathematics Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Carmel began her career in government schools as a secondary school mathematics teacher and held significant leadership positions including Head of the Mathematics Faculty. Her research has centred on exploring, through international video-based research, the nature of teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. Carmel is project manager of the International Classroom Lexicon Project, which explores the differences in pedagogical lexicons of 11 education communities worldwide. In 2017 Carmel was awarded the MGSE Research Leadership Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to a program of internationally significant research.