People

Professor Jan Van Driel

Professor Jan Van Driel


 +61 3 83446736
 j.vandriel@unimelb.edu.au

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.

Dr Esther Chan

Dr Esther Chan


 mc.chan@unimelb.edu.au

BA (Psych. and Crim.), GradDipSci (Psych.), MEdPsych, PhD
Esther Chan is a registered psychologist who specialises in learning theories, assessment, and classroom research methodology. She is particularly interested in the knowledge construction process involved in student learning, in teaching, and in research. She is currently lecturing for the Master of Educational Psychology programs and managing two international research projects at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education: The Social Unit of Learning, and the Learning from Lessons projects. She was awarded the Endeavour Research Fellowship in 2015 by the Australian Government and was hosted six months by the University of California, Berkeley.

Mrs Carmel Mesiti

Mrs Carmel Mesiti


 cmesiti@unimelb.edu.au

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.