Mon, Jul. 12, 2021 16:00:00 — 17:00:00 AEST
Online citizen science projects use the Internet to bring together professional researchers and volunteers for mutual benefit. From an educational perspective, they offer rich opportunities to engage students in authentic research projects, with multiple learning benefits.
Please join our colleagues from New Zealand as they share some of their experiences from a multi-year project in which primary and secondary teachers have been embedding online citizen science projects into their teaching and learning programmes. Specifically, they will focus on the ways in which online citizen science projects can be used to support students to gather data, interpret representations, and critique evidence – capabilities that are important for STEM.
Dr. Cathy Buntting is Director of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, and co-director of the 3-year project ‘On2Science: Multiple affordances of online citizen science’ funded by the New Zealand Government’s Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.
Melissa Coton is Senior Syndicate Team Leader at Boulcott Primary School, Wellington, New Zealand, and a graduate of the New Zealand Government’s Science Teaching and Leadership Programme.