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Dr Chris Eames

Environmental Education

Qualifications: BSc MSc PhD Waikato

Research Interests

Chris is a senior lecturer in the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre (TEMS) located within Te Hononga School of Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education. He teaches pre-service and in-service teacher education students in environmental education/education for sustainability, and science education. He has a number of Master's and doctoral research students studying environmental literacy, climate change education and indigenous knowledge though classroom based studies and community environmental projects.

Chris has conducted research and evaluation projects for the Ministry of Education, the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative and WWF New Zealand in the past few years. His current research interests focus on development of environmental literacy and action learning in sustainability. He is an executive member of the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) and committee member for the Waikato branch. He is Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Environmental Education, on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Education and acts as a reviewer for Environmental Education Research.

Chris also has extensive experience teaching biochemistry and microbiology at the tertiary level, and in liaison with science and technology companies and biology secondary teachers. He is an Honorary Life member of the New Zealand Association for Co-operative Education (NZACE). His other research interests are in secondary and tertiary science/biology.


Co-operative Education; Education Research; Environmental Education; Indigenous Education; Science Education; Teacher Education

sustainability education

Recent Publications

  • Aguayo, C., & Eames, C. (2017). Promoting community socio-ecological sustainability through technology: A case study from Chile. International Review of Education. doi:10.1007/s11159-017-9685-7

  • Eames, C., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (2017). Backyard perspectives: Considering a biogeographical, sociocultural and socioecological framing of environmental education in Australasia and Asia. The Japenese Society of Environmental Education, 26(4), 65-70. Retrieved from https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jsoee/-char/ja/

  • Eames, C. (2017). Climate change education in New Zealand. Curriculum Perspectives, 37(1), 99-102. doi:10.1007/s41297-017-0017-7

  • Aguayo, C., & Eames, C. W. (2017). Community partnerships in sustainability education research. In R. McNae, & B. Cowie (Eds.), Realising Innovative Partnerships in Educational Research (pp. 235-244). Sense Publishers.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Eames, Dr Chris 4357 biol2120 TC.1.04B TEMS Education Research Centre

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