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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

  • Lederman, J., Lederman, N., Bartels, S., Jimenez, J., Akubo, M., Aly, S., . . . Zhou, Q. (2019). An international collaborative investigation of beginning seventh grade students' understandings of scientific inquiry: Establishing a baseline. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. doi:10.1002/tea.21512

  • Buntting, C., Jones, A., & Cowie, B. (2018). Using a digital platform to mediate intentional and incidental science learning. In D. Corrigan, C. Buntting, A. Jones, & J. Loughran (Eds.), Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities (pp. 171-182). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-89761-5_10

  • Corrigan, D., Buntting, C., Jones, A., & Loughran, J. (2018). Preface. In D. Corrigan, C. Buntting, A. Jones, & J. Loughran (Eds.), Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities (pp. v-vii). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-89761-5

  • Buntting, C., & Jones, A. (2017). School science in New Zealand: Support for curriculum reform and implementation. In M. Cheng, A. Jones, & C. Buntting (Eds.), Studies in Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 194-206). Routledge.

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