Water Education

Water is an educational problem.

We need to learn from others, as well as educate. We are involved in educational dialogues with the community on the environmental, economic, and symbolic and social values of water. 
Our tertiary education programs aim to develop understanding of water and water management and we extend our educational programs to our
rural and regional communities.

We welcome you to join us in contributing to the future of Australia and our water systems.

Dr Frances Quinn
Frances Quinn has a multidisciplinary background in both biological sciences and education. She is currently unit coordinator for a number of science education units including Primary Environmental Science for Sustainability. Her scientific background combined with teaching expertise equip Dr Quinn to understand and respect the diverse prior scientific and environmental knowledge of adults, and to apply a range of pedagogical practices appropriate for facilitating their learning in this area.

Dr Neil Taylor
Neil Taylor has been involved in science education and curriculum development, resource development and the development of various assessment instruments for the past 18 years. His current interests include developing educational resources associated with water related environmental sciences and management.

Ms Julie Kennelly
Julie Kennelly works with the science education team in the School of Education, and Julie's primary area of interest is in Education for Sustainability. Her current PhD project is a longitudinal study which follows final year BEd students into their beginning teacher year with the purpose of gaining insight into the ways in which new teachers engage with Education for Sustainability.

Mr Bruce McMullen
Bruce McMullen combines many years of educational experience with his research into educator perceptions and barriers to teaching aspects of climate change. He is also involved in research into the effectiveness of climate change education in primary and secondary schools. Understanding of the barriers to change is one component in the design of more effective educational strategies, as well as other aspects of innovation in the face of new issues.