Associate Professor Karen Murcia
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- PhD, Murdoch University, 2007 .
- Master of Education, Murdoch University, 1998 .
- Grad.Dip.in Education(Sec.), Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1986 .
- Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1985 .
Recent Research Grants
- Exploring Quality Primary Education in Different Cultures:A Cross National Study of Teaching and Learning in Primary Science Classrooms , Deakin University, Grant - ARC - Discovery, 2011, $57,553.
- Teachers' Implementation of AccessNano: A Case Study in Lower Secondary Science Classrooms, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, CRC - Grant(**), 2010, $9,078.
- Enhancing Classroom Discourse in Primary Science, Edith Cowan University, Grant - Industry Collaboration, 2009, $48,439.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
- Murcia, K., (2012), Integrating digital technologies into the contemporary science classroom. Issues and Challenges in Science Education Research: Moving Forward , 225-243, Dordrecht, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-3980-2.
- Masek, M., Murcia, K., Morrison, J., (2012), Getting serious with iPads: The intersection of game design and teaching principals. Australian Educational Computing, 27(2), 34-38, Frankston VIC.
- Hackling, M., Smith, P., Murcia, K., (2011), Enhancing classroom discourse in primary science: The puppets project. Teaching Science, 57(2), 18-25, Deakin, ACT.
- Murcia, K., (2010), Multimodal representations in primary science: what's offered by interactive whiteboard technology. Teaching Science, 56(1), 23-29, Australia.
- Murcia, K., Sheffield, R., (2010), Talking about science in interactive whiteboard classrooms. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 26(4), 417-431, Australia.
- Hackling, M., Smith, P., Murcia, K., (2010), Talking science: Developing a discourse of inquiry. Teaching Science, 56(1), 17-22, Deakin, ACT, Australia.
- Murcia, K., Haigh, Y., Norris, L., (2010), Learning from community service: Engaging Australia Tanzania Young Ambassadors with Sustainability. Issues in Educational Research, 20(3), 276-293, Australia.
- Murcia, K., (2009), Science in the news: An evaluation of students' scientific literacy. Teaching Science, 55(3), 40-45, Deakin ACT.
- Murcia, K., (2009), Re-thinking the development of scientific literacy through a rope metaphor. Research in Science Education, 39(2), 215-229, Australia, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-008-9081-1.
- Murcia, K., McKenzie, S., (2009), Finding the way: Signposts in teachers' development of effective interactive whiteboard pedagogies. Australian Educational Computing, 24(1), 23-29, Frankston VIC.
- Murcia, K., (2008), Teaching Science Creatively: Engaging Primary Teacher Education Students With Interactive Whiteboard Technology. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(3), 46-52, Melbourne.
- Murcia, K., (2008), Teaching for Scientific Literacy with an Interactive Whiteboard. Teaching Science, 54(4), 17-21, Deakin ACT.
- Masek, M., Murcia, K., Morrison, J., Newhouse, P., Hackling, M., (2012), Learning in transformational computer games: Exploring design principles for a nanotechnology game. AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, 1-12, Sydney.
- Murcia, K., (2009), Interactive Whiteboard Pedagogies in the Primary Science Classroom. Live it! Love it! Learn it! Curriculum conference 2009, 9p., Perth, Western Australia.
- Murcia, K., (2009), Multimodal representations of science: What affordances are offered by interactive whiteboard technology. Multimodal representations of science: What affordances are offered by interactive whiteboard technology, 78, Singapore.
- Sheffield, R., Murcia, K., (2009), Interactive whiteboard technology: What are teachers' beliefs and concerns about discourse in their classrooms. Interactive whiteboard technology: What are teachers' beliefs and concerns about discourse in their classrooms, 1842-1869, Singapore.
- Murcia, K., (2009), Interactive pedagogies and improved learning outcomes: Are we there yet?. Interactive pedagogies and improved learning outcomes: Are we there yet?, online, Perth.
Research Student Supervision
- Doctor of Philosophy, Enhancing Teachers' Knowledge For Using Multiple Representatives In Teaching Chemistry In Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools.
- Master of Education, The Impact Of Student Created Slowmation On The Teaching And Learning Of Primary Science.