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Professor Mark Hackling

Assoc Dean Research & Higher Degree

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5170, Email: m.hackling@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.307
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5170  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 2449  
Email: m.hackling@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.307  

 

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, 1990 .
  • Master of Applied Science, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1981 .
  • Diploma in Education, The University of Western Australia, 1972 .
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, England, 1970 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Advanced technologies for leading teaching and education practice,  The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education ,  CRN - Grant,  2011 - 2016,  $850,738.
  • Authentic digital representation of creative works in education: Addressing the challenges of digitisation and assessment.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2011 - 2013,  $516,760.
  • In Conversation: Investigating the creative benefits and challenges of collaboration across disciplines and art-forms,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014,  $22,843.
  • Evaluation of Fogarty EDvance Initiative,  Fogarty Foundation,  Fogarty EDvance Initiative - tender,  2012 - 2015,  $230,010.
  • An immersive approach to developing reflective practice in teacher learning using 3-dimensional video,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013,  $25,000.
  • Professional development program to embed inclusive and explicit teaching practices in higher education first year units,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $86,910.
  • Optimisation of STEM Education Support in Western Australian Schools,  Department of Commerce,  Department of Commerce - Tender,  2013,  $89,153.
  • Semiotic resources in the Kindy mathematics classroom,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013,  $22,000.
  • Exploring Quality Primary Education in Different Cultures:A Cross National Study of Teaching and Learning in Primary Science Classrooms ,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery,  2011,  $148,435.
  • 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.
  • Evaluation of the Science Component of the SA DECS Primary Mathematics and Science Strategy (Phase 2),  Department for Education and Child Development,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $44,895.
  • Evaluation of the Science Component of the SA DECS Primary Mathematics and Science Strategy (Phase 3),  Department for Education and Child Development,  Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $68,254.
  • Evaluation of the Science Component of the SA DECS Primary Mathematics and Science Strategy,  Department of Education and Children Services SA,  Grant,  2010,  $61,683.
  • Engaging Aboriginal Children and their teachers with science,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $62,157.
  • High Achievers' Science Program for Aboriginal Students,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $72,606.
  • Investigating the feasibility of using digital representations of work for authentic and reliable performance assessment in senior secondary school courses,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2007 - 2010,  $714,679.
  • Spice 2 Evaluation,  University of Western Australia,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $45,397.
  • SA Trial of Primary Connections,  Department for Education and Child Development,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $17,583.
  • Enhancing Classroom Discourse in Primary Science,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $126,201.
  • The Status of School Science Laboratory Technicians in Australian Secondary Schools,  Department of Education, Science and Training,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $27,273.
  • Science by Doing Pilot Project,  Australian Academy of Science,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $85,059.
  • Primary Connections: Stage 3c,  Australian Academy of Science,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $8,591.
  • Primary Connections: Stage 3b,  Australian Academy of Science,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $54,545.
  • Phase 1 of the Year 11 Quality Retention Project,  Sevenoaks Senior College,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $18,182.
  • SPICE Evaluation: Phase 1,  University of Western Australia,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $26,000.
  • Primary Connections: Linking science with literacy Stage 3,  Australian Academy of Science,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $112,728.
  • Primary Connections,  Australian Academy of Science,  Grant,  2006,  $54,545.
  • Primary Science and Literacy Project,  Australian Academy of Science,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $148,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Fitzgerald, A., Hackling, M., Dawson, V., (2013), Through the viewfinder: Reflecting on the collection and analysis of classroom video data. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12(N/A), 52-64, Alberta, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hackling, M., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), Science of materials: A case study of intentional teaching in the early years. Teaching Science, 58(2), 12-17, Deakin, ACT.
  • Fitzgerald, A., Dawson, V., Hackling, M., (2012), Examining the Beliefs and Practices of Four Effective Australian Primary Science Teachers. Research in Science Education, 1-23, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-012-9297-y.
  • 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.
  • Gray, J., Hackling, M., (2009), Wellbeing and Retention: A Senior Secondary Student Perspective. Australian Educational Researcher, 36(2), 119-145, The Netherlands.
  • Fitzgerald, A., Dawson, V., Hackling, M., (2009), Perceptions and Pedagogy: Exploring the Beliefs and Practices of an Effective Primary Science Teacher. Teaching Science, 55(3), 19-22, Deakin, ACT: Australia.
  • Hackling, M., (2009), Laboratory Technicians in Australian Secondary Schools. Teaching Science, 55(3), 34-39, Deakin, ACT: Australia.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
  • Mildenhall, P., Hackling, M., (2012), The Impact of a Professional Learning Intervention Designed to Enhance Year Six Students? Computational Estimation Performance. Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons, Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 497-504, Adelaide.
  • Mildenhall, P., Hackling, M., Swan, P., (2010), Computational Estimation in the Primary School: A Single Case Study of One Teacher?s Involvement in a Professional Learning Intervention. MERGA33 ? 2010 : Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 407-413, Western Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Teaching And Learning Physics In Thai Rajabhat Universities..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Status And Quality Of Continuous Assessment In Junior Secondary Science In Ghana..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enhancing Teachers' Knowledge For Using Multiple Representatives In Teaching Chemistry In Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Implementation Of Initiatives To Reform The Quality Of Education In Rural Ghanaian Junior High Schools.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Demystification And Reconceptualization Of The Intricate Web Of Metacognition..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Nature And Quality Of Pre-service Science Teacher Education In Lagos-state, Nigeria..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Looking Smart Is Not The Ultimate Goal: An Examination Of A Gifted And Talented Science Program.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Beliefs, Knowledge And Practices Of Effective Science Teachers..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Processing And Interpretation Of Feedback By Phd Candidates..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Status And Quality Of Teaching And Learning Of Secondary Science In Lagos State, Nigeria..
  • Teacher-class, Teacher-group And Student Interactions: Opportunities For Learning In Primary Science Classrooms.
  • The Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of A Constructivist Learning Approach Based On Personal Construct Psychology.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Investigation Of Nigeria Science Teachers' Beliefs And Their Pedagogical Content Knowledge, And How These Affect Science Teaching..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Language Process Errors In Year 9 Mathematics Problem Solving: A Multi-strategy Language-based Intervention..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving Classroom Discourse In Inquiry-based Primary Science Education.
  • Science Laboratory Investigations In Year 9: Instruction And Assessment.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Facilitating Teacher Change: Evaluating An Australian Teacher Change Model In Secondary Education..
  • Master of Education,  The Impact Of Student Created Slowmation On The Teaching And Learning Of Primary Science.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Impact Of Professional Development On Science Teachers' Beliefs About Assessment And Their Assessment Practice..

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Principals' Strategies For Improving The Academic Achievement Of Students Of Disadvantaged Rural Junior High Schools In Ghana.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enhancing The Teaching And Learning Of Computational Estimation In Year 6.

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Education,  Alignment Of Intended Learning Outcomes, Curriculum And Assessment In A Middle School Science Curriculum..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Teaching And Learning Of Word Problems In Beginning Algebra: A Nigerian (lagos State) Study.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Effectiveness Of Teacher Professional Learning: Enhancing The Teaching Of Fractions In Primary Schools..
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