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Dr Catherine Buntting

Catherine Buntting

Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (University of Waikato), Master of Science (University of Waikato), Bachelor of Science (University of Waikato)


About Catherine

My research interests straddle science and technology education, including biotechnology education, the teaching of ethical and futures thinking skills, and how digital technologies can be used to enhance learning. I have a Masters degree in biochemistry and a PhD in science education and have taught on a range of bridging and undergraduate biology courses. I currently provide strategic direction for the New Zealand Science Learning Hub and recently co-directed a Ministry of Education project on the use of digital devices in science education. I am an experienced book editor, and on the Advisory Board for the Ministry of Education's Connected series.

Recent Publications

  • Buntting, C., Cowie, B., Anderson, D., Bull, A., Caygill, R., Hipkins, R., . . . Vander Zwagg, C. (2017). Towards a systems view of science education in New Zealand. Curriculum Matters, 13, 63-79. doi:10.18296/cm.0024

  • Barker, M., & Buntting, C. M. (2016). How do people learn? Understanding the learning process. In D. Fraser, & M. Hill (Eds.), The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand (5th ed., pp. 23-55). Cengage Learning.

  • Jones, A., & Buntting, C. (2016). Technology education in New Zealand: Embedding a new curriculum. In M. J. de Vries, S. Fletcher, S. Kruse, P. Labudde, M. Lang, I. Mammes, . . . M. Winterbottom (Eds.), Technology Education Today
    International Perspectives
    (pp. 213-231). Munster & New York: Waxmann.

  • Buntting, C. M., & Jones, A. (2015). Futures Thinking in Science Education. In R. Gunstone (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science Education (pp. 434-436). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2150-0

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