Associate Professor Karen Murcia
Honorary Associate Professor
Contact Information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- 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
- Trailblazer: A Framework for Context Aware Multimodal Learning, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2013, 2013 - 2014, $109,392.
- Assessing the Public Health Implications of Higher Risk Online Behaviours in Young People, Department of Health WA, Telethon - New Children's Hospital Research Fund, 2013 - 2015, $227,273.
- Students leading change to reduce sexting-related harm to young people, Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation), Healthway - Health Promotion Research Project Grant, 2013 - 2015, $221,207.
- 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, $148,435.
- Optimisation of STEM Education Support in Western Australian Schools, Department of Commerce, Department of Commerce - Tender, 2013, $89,153.
- Nanotechnology Online game, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1), 2012, $102,761.
- NanoCity : Stage Two Nanotechnology Game Development, The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education , DIISRTE - Grant, 2013, $93,425.
- How do Children Learn Science with An Interactive Whiteboard?, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2009 - 2010, $24,802.
- Enhancing Classroom Discourse in Primary Science, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant, 2009 - 2010, $126,201.
- Teachers' Implementation of AccessNano: A Case Study in Lower Secondary Science Classrooms, The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education , CRC - Grant, 2010, $9,078.
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.
- Hackling, M., Murcia, K., Ibrahim-Didi, K., (2013), Teacher orchestration of multimodal resources to support the construction of an explanation in a Year 4 Astronomy topic. Teaching Science, 59(1), 7-15, Deakin, ACT, Australia.
- Lowe, G., Prout, P., Murcia, K., (2013), I See, I Think, I Wonder: An Evaluation of Journaling as a Critical Reflective Tool for Aiding Teachers in Challenging or Confronting Contexts. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38(6), 1 - 16, Australia.
- Brown, J., Murcia, K., Hackling, M., (2013), Slowmation: A multimodal strategy for engaging children with primary science. Teaching Science, 59(4), 14-20, Deakin: ACT.
- 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.
- 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., (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.
- 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., 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., (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.
- 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.