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Ms Julie Boston


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5702, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML18.112
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5702  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML18.112  


Julie is a Lecturer and Coordinator in Science Education for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 2013 - Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA)
  • 2008 - Science Teaching Association of Western Australia
  • 2004 - Teacher Registration Board

Research Interests

  • Science education.
  • Investigating the use of affordances of information and communications technology (ICT) to support the tasks of teaching and learning science in K-12 meaningful ways.
  • Developing shared infrastructure to aid research in the development and exploration of computer games as transformational tools.
  • Contributing to the body of knowledge in the area of computer games as educational tools through scholarly research and the dissemination of research findings to the wider community.
  • Contributing to the development of advanced video methodologies for researching the relationships between teacher behaviour, student engagement in learning, and learning outcomes for improved teacher effectiveness.

Staff Qualifications

  • GradDip (Graduate Diploma), Curtin University of Technology, 2003 .
  • B (Bachelor Degree), Murdoch University, 1989 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Choose your own adventure - Game-based differentiated learning,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2),  2014 - 2015,  $209,936.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Conference Publications

  • Boston, J., Masek, M., Brogan, M., Lam, P., (2014), Digitally Augmenting Physical Spaces for Personalised Learning. 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference, 52-60.
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