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, $136,805.
Educational pilot accommodating rehabilitation of WA Pilbara, Koodaideri Contracting Services Pty Ltd, Grant,
2015 - 2016, $104,715.
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.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
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, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-017-9623-5.
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(19), 1-14, DOI: 10.1186/s40468-019-0095-6.
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.
Deehan, J., Danaia, L., McKinnon, D., (2018), From students to teachers: Investigating the science teaching efficacy beliefs and experiences of graduate primary teachers. Research in Science Education, Online(N/A), 1-32, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-018-9716-9.
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, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2018.1522014.
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, Oxford, United Kingdom, Pergamon Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2017.01.014.
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, Abingdon, UK, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2017.1393706.
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, Colorado, USA, The Clute Institute.
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), 445-60, Oxon, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/02635143.2017.1344959.
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, Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education.
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.
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, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jie.2016.21.
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, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11165-015-9486-6.
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, Institute for Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education.
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, United States, Gallaudet University Press, DOI: 10.1353/aad.2015.0013.
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, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, Institute of Physics Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/149/6/190.
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, Netherlands, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s10956-015-9560-x.
McKinnon, D., (2018), The Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope Project. Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education Conference, 1(18/6/2017-21/6/2017), 105-118, San Diego, California, DOI: 10.32374/rtsre.2017.010.
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., 221-235.
McKinnon, D., (2018), Some philosophical musings on the RTSRE conference. Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education Conference, 343-352, San Diego, California, DOI: 10.32374/rtsre.2017.036.
Research Student Supervision
Constructivist pedagogies and traditional distance education: A case study of facilitating on-line delivery to senior, rural, distance education economics students
Doctor of Philosophy, Educative curricula and improving the science pck of teachers in middle school settings in rural and remote Australia
A study of the communicative behaviours of students with severe intellectual disability
The effects of constructivist teaching and LOGO on the science beliefs of junior high school students
The integration of students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Student's experiences, perceptions and performance in junior secondary science: An intervention study involving astronomy and a remote telescope
The effect of advising learners of their progress towards mastery on the educational outcomes of computer-based instruction
The social dimension of online delivery and computer mediated communication in higher education
The developmental history of children with hearing impairment
Developing understandings of social justice and equal human worth: An intervention study within pre-service teacher education
Master of Education, Factors enabling a successful transition to boarding school for Australian Aboriginal students
Doctor of Philosophy, Exploring the impact of postgraduate preservice primary science education on students' self-efficacy