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Christine Preston

University of Sydney

CHRISTINE PRESTON is a lecturer in The Sydney School of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney. Christine lectures in primary science education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has been a primary specialist science teacher and maintains current classroom practice teaching Foundation Year science at Abbotsleigh Junior School, Sydney. Christine is a regular presenter at state, national and international science education conferences including being an invited keynote speaker. She is passionate about her mission of actualising high quality science learning for every child. Christine has been involved in curriculum development initiatives in NSW and internationally, and continues to engage in professional development of science education with primary teachers. She is a regular contributor of articles about primary science in the Australian Science Teachers Association journal. Christine’s current research involves toys and students’ representations as aids in learning science concepts. Her consultancy projects include evaluations of primary school science programs and teacher professional development in effective science pedagogy. Christine has received distinguished awards for both school science and university teaching including the Inaugural Rotary Club of Sydney award for Innovation and Excellence in the Vocation of Teaching, the NSW Minister of Education and Australian College of Education (NSW) Quality Teaching Award, and University Teaching Excellence awards.

Titles By The Author

Teaching Primary Science Constructively

Published: © 2014

ISBN: 9780170261203