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Professor David McKinnon

Adjunct Professor

Staff Member Details
Email: d.mckinnon@ecu.edu.au
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9549-9921

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney, 1996.
  • Master of Education, The University of Sydney, 1985.
  • Diploma in Education, Mitchell College of Advanced Education, 1981.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Salimpour, S., Bartlett, S., Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D., Cutts, R., James, R., Miller, S., Danaia, L., Hollow, RP., Cabezon, S., Faye, M., Tomita, A., Max, C., De Korte, M., Baudouin, C., Birkenbauma, D., Kallery, M., Anjos, S., Wu, Q., Chu, H., Slater, E., Ortiz-Gil, A. (2020). The gateway science: A review of astronomy in the OECD school curricula, including China and South Africa. Research in Science Education, 2020(Article in press), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-020-09922-0.
  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G. (2020). Digital storytelling as a disciplinary literacy enhancement tool for EFL students. Educational Technology Research and Development, 68(6), 3587-3604. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-020-09833-x.
  • Ooi, S., Pak, S., Micalos, P., Schupfer, E., Zielinski, R., Jeffries, T., Harris, G., Golombick, T., McKinnon, D. (2020). Rice bran arabinoxylan compound and quality of life of cancer patients (RBAC-QoL): Study protocol for a randomized pilot feasibility trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 19(September 2020), Article number 100580. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2020.100580.
  • Deehan, J., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D. (2020). From students to teachers: Investigating the science teaching efficacy beliefs and experiences of graduate primary teachers. Research in Science Education, 50(2020), 885–916. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-018-9716-9.

Journal Articles

  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G. (2019). SOLO taxonomy as EFL students' disciplinary literacy evaluation tool in technology-enhanced integrated astronomy course. Language Testing in Asia, 9(1), Article no.19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40468-019-0095-6.
  • Deehan, J., McKinnon, D., Danaia, L. (2019). A long-term investigation of the science teaching efficacy beliefs of multiple cohorts of preservice elementary teachers. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 30(8), 923-945. https://doi.org/10.1080/1046560X.2019.1672377.
  • Chubko, N., Morris, J., McKinnon, D., Slater, E., Lummis, G. (2019). Engaging adolescent Kyrgyzstani EFL students in digital storytelling projects about astronomy. Issues in Educational Research, 29(4), 1107-1130.
  • Fitzgerald, M., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D. (2019). Barriers Inhibiting Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Potential Solutions: Perceptions of Positively Inclined Early Adopters. Research in Science Education, 49(2), 543-566. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-017-9623-5.

Journal Articles

  • Bartlett, S., Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D., Danaia, L., Lazendic-Galloway, J. (2018). Astronomy And Science Student Attitudes (ASSA): A Short Review And Validation Of A New Instrument. Journal of Astronomy and Earth Sciences Education, 5(1), 1-22.
  • Slater, E., Morris, J., McKinnon, D. (2018). Astronomy alternative conceptions in pre-adolescent students in Western Australia. International Journal of Science Education, 40(17), 2158-2180. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2018.1522014.

Conference Publications

  • Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D., Danaia, L., Cutts, R., Salimpour, S., Sacchi, M. (2018). Our Solar Siblings: A high school focused robotic telescope-based astronomy education project. Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) Proceedings (221-235). Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education.
  • McKinnon, D. (2018). The Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope Project. Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education Conference (105-118). https://doi.org/10.32374/rtsre.2017.010.
  • McKinnon, D. (2018). Some philosophical musings on the RTSRE conference. Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education Conference (343-352). https://doi.org/10.32374/rtsre.2017.036.

Journal Articles

  • Deehan, J., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D. (2017). A longitudinal investigation of the science teaching efficacy beliefs and science experiences of a cohort of preservice elementary teachers. International Journal of Science Education, 39(18), 2548-2573. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2017.1393706.
  • Danaia, L., Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D. (2017). Ideal pictures and actual perspectives of junior secondary school science: comparisons drawn from Australian students in an astronomy education programme. Research in Science and Technological Education, 35(4), 445-460. https://doi.org/10.1080/02635143.2017.1344959.
  • Morris, J., Lummis, G., McKinnon, D., Heyworth, J. (2017). Measuring preservice teacher self-efficacy in music and visual arts: Validation of an amended science teacher efficacy belief instrument. Teaching and Teacher Education, 64(January 2017), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2017.01.014.
  • McKinnon, D., Danaia, L., Deehan, J. (2017). The design of preservice primary teacher education science subjects: The emergence of an interactive educational design model. Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 4(1), 1-23.

Journal Articles

  • Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D., Danaia, L., Deehan, J. (2016). A large-scale inquiry-based astronomy intervention project: Impact on students' content knowledge performance and views of their high school science classroom. Research in Science Education, 46(6), 901-916. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-015-9486-6.
  • Slater, S., Tatge, C., Bretones, P., Slater, T., Schleigh, S., McKinnon, D., Heyer, I. (2016). iSTAR first light: Characterizing astronomy education research dissertations in the iSTAR database. Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, 3(2), 125-140.
  • Townsend, A., McKinnon, D., Fitzgerald, M., Morris, J., Lummis, G. (2016). Educative curricula and PCK development driven by STEM professional learning in rural and remote schools: A longitudinal type IV case study. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 24(4), 1-17.
  • Ruddell, N., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D. (2016). Indigenous sky stories: Reframing how we introduce primary school students to astronomy — a type II case study of implementation. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 45(2), 170-180. https://doi.org/10.1017/jie.2016.21.
  • Lazendic-Galloway, J., Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D. (2016). Implementing a studio-based flipped classroom in a first year astronomy course. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 24(5), 35-47.

Journal Articles

  • Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D., Danaia, L. (2015). Inquiry-based educational design for large-scale high school astronomy projects using real telescopes. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24(6), 747-760. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-015-9560-x.
  • Fitzgerald, M., Inwood, L., McKinnon, D., Dias, WS., Sacchi, M., Scott, B., Zolinski, M., Danaia, L., Edwards, R. (2015). Photometric and proper motion study of the neglected open cluster NGC 2215. The Astronomical Journal, 149(6), Article 190. https://doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/149/6/190.
  • Crowe, K., McLeod, S., McKinnon, D., Ching, TY. (2015). Attitudes toward the capabilities of deaf and hard of hearing adults: Insights from the parents of deaf and hard of hearing children. American Annals of the Deaf, 160(1), 24-35. https://doi.org/10.1353/aad.2015.0013.

Journal Articles

  • Fitzgerald, M., Hollow, R., Rebull, L., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D. (2014). A Review of High School Level Astronomy Student Research Projects Over the Last Two Decades. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 31(2014), Article e037. https://doi.org/10.1017/pasa.2014.30.
  • Crowe, K., McLeod, S., McKinnon, D., Ching, TY. (2014). Speech, sign, or multilingualism for children with hearing loss: Quantitative insights into caregivers decision making. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 45(3), 234-247. https://doi.org/10.1044/2014_LSHSS-12-0106.

Journal Articles

  • Danaia, L., Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D. (2013). Students' perceptions of high school science: What has changed over the last decade?. Research in Science Education, 43(4), 1501-1515. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-012-9318-x.
  • Crowe, K., McKinnon, D., McLeod, S., Ching, T. (2013). Multilingual children with hearing loss: Factors contributing to language use at home and in early education. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 29(1), 111-129. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659012467640.

Journal Articles

  • Fitzgerald, M., Criss, J., Lukaszewicz, T., Frew, D., Catelan, M., Woodward, S., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D. (2012). RR Lyrae Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC 6101. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 29(1), 72-77. https://doi.org/10.1071/AS11046.
  • Danaia, L., McKinnon, D., Parker, Q., Fitzgerald, M., Stenning, P. (2012). Space to Grow: LCOGT.net and Improving Science Engagement in Schools. Astronomy Education Review, 11(1), 1-14.

Journal Articles

  • Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D., Danaia, L., Woodward, S. (2011). Using Smartphone Camera Technology to Explore Stellar Parallax: Method, Results, and Reactions. Astronomy Education Review, 10(1), 8 pgs. https://doi.org/10.3847/AER2011028.
  • Frew, D., Stanger, J., Fitzgerald, M., Parker, Q., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D., Guerrero, M., Hedberg, J., Hollow, R., An, Y., Bor, SH., Colman, I., Graham-White, C., Li, QW., Mai, J., Papadakis, K., Picone-Murray, J., Vo Hoang, M., Yean, V. (2011). K 1-6: An asymmetric planetary nebula with a binary central star. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA), 28(1), 83-94. https://doi.org/10.1071/AS10017.

Journal Articles

  • McLeod, S., McKinnon, D. (2010). Support required for primary and secondary students with communication disorders and/or other learning needs. Child Language and Teaching Therapy, 26(2), 123-143. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659010368754.

Journal Articles

  • Hobbs, G., Hollow, R., Champion , D., Khoo, J., Yardley, D., Carr, M., Keith, M., Jenet, F., Amy, S., Burgay, M., Burke-Spalaor, S., Chapman, J., Danaia, L., Homewood, B., Kovacevic, A., Mao, M., McKinnon, D., Mulcahy, M., Oslowski, S., Van Straten, W. (2009). The PULSE@Parkes Project: a New Observing Technique for Long-Term Pulsar Monitoring. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 26(4), 468-475. https://doi.org/10.1071/AS09021.

Research Projects

  • Cultural Responsivity: An ARC Indigenous Discovery Grant, Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 2, 2017 ‑ 2018, $3,920.
  • Thinking about Visual Arts: Exploring student engagement and assessment in responding to artworks and artists, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2016, 2016 ‑ 2017, $23,000.
  • Alice Springs - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Strategic Plan and STEAM capacity building, Northern Territory Government Department of Education, Tender, 2016 ‑ 2017, $69,753.
  • Towards ensuring a STEM workforce: Engaging industry to inspire and foster real‐world STEM teacher learning, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round, 2016 ‑ 2017, $35,622.
  • STEM and STEAM Research Collaboration , Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 1, 2016 ‑ 2017, $2,550.
  • Opening Real Science: Authentic Mathematics and Science Education for Australia, Office for Learning and Teaching, OLT - Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Programme, 2013 ‑ 2016, $110,000.
  • Educational pilot accommodating rehabilitation of WA Pilbara, Koodaideri Contracting Services Pty Ltd, Grant, 2015 ‑ 2016.
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