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Researcher: Smith, CJ (Dr Caroline Smith)

Fields of Research

Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Other education
Education systems
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Comparative religious studies
Sustainable design
Educational administration, management and leadership
Higher education
Environmental politics
Environmental philosophy
Sustainable agricultural development
Public health nutrition
Sociology of education
Agricultural land management

Research Objectives

Learner and learning
Other education and training
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Professional development and adult education
Teaching and curriculum
Policies and development
Equity and access to education
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Higher education
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Management, resources and leadership
Understanding climate change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A functional cosmology for the crisis of the Anthropocene; Natural Communions: Religion and Public Life
CREATE: Final Report
Creating a Food Systems Education Framework for Tasmania – A case study; Public Health Association of Australia Food Futures Conference
Deep exploration of student attainment and retention: Keeping students in education beyond Year 10 in Tasmania; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016
Developing a training system for plant health clinics in the Pacific region by and for regional trainers; Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal
Does the rise of STEM education mean the demise of sustainability education?; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Dream Big evaluation: Final Report
From streams to streaming: a critique of the influence of STEM on students’ imagination for a sustainable future; Journal of Applied Teaching and Learning
Futures is a quest for meaning: Richard Slaughter’s contribution to Futures Education; Futures: The Journal of Forecasting, Planning and Policy
Integral permaculture: making sense in a complex world; Permaculture Works
Liquid modernity, emplacement and education for the anthropocene: challenges for rural education in Tasmania; Australian and International Journal of Rural Education
Overcoming the challenges of keeping young people in education: A wicked problem with implications for leadership, policy and practice; Leading and Managing
Plant Health Clinics: a Training Manual for Plant Health Doctors in Pacific Island Countries; Pacific Community
Report of the program evaluation of ‘Dream Big’
Role-plays and drama in science learning
Science reveals the spirit at the heart of creation
STEM and education for sustainability: finding common ground for a thriveable future; 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference
STEM and Education for Sustainability: Finding common ground for a thriveable future; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research
STEM: Silver bullet for a viable future or just more flatland?; Journal of Futures Studies
The practice of statistics for STEM: Primary students and pre-service primary teachers exploring variation in seed dispersal; Teaching Science
The role of interdisciplinarity in 21st century transformative pedagogies: Experiences of the Cradle Coast Academic Community of Practice; Teaching Matters
Towards a good anthropocene for north-west Tasmania: transforming the role of a regional university campus; Social Alternatives

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision