Dr Cathy Buntting
Director, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research
Education; Education Research; Science Education; Teaching and Learning; Technology Education
ethical thinking, futures thinking
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (University of Waikato), Master of Science (University of Waikato), Bachelor of Science (University of Waikato)
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
My research interests straddle science, technology and STEM education across the school years, with a strong focus on innovative approaches to education in these disciplines, and I am proud to be Director of the award-winning Science Learning Hub - Pokapū Akoranga Pūtaiao and Principal Investigator for On2Science: Multiple affordances for learning through participation in online citizen science. I was formerly Director of Education for the Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence, including leading the development of teachapac.nz.
I am committed to the teaching-research nexus, and much of my research has led to the development of teacher-facing educational resources. These include the Ethics thinking toolkit, Futures thinking toolkit, Digital technologies and future-oriented science education discussion document for schools, and the citizen science section on the Science Learning Hub. I am on the Advisory Board of the US-based Biology Online and was an advisor for the Ministry of Education's Connected series (2014–2020).
As Director of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, I support staff across the Division of Education to win and successfully deliver externally-funded research projects. I bring to this role a strong commitment to relationality and extensive experience in strategic thinking and stakeholder engagement.
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Books I've contributed to include:
- Education in the 21st Century: STEM, Creativity and Critical Thinking (Springer, in press)
- Values in science education: The shifting sands (Springer, 2020)
- Springer Encyclopedia of Teacher Education (Springer, 2019)
- The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand (Cengage, 2019)
- Navigating the changing landscape of formal and informal science learning opportunities (Springer, 2018)
- Studies in Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Routledge, 2018)
- Technology Education Today: International Perspectives (Waxmann, 2016)
- The Future in Learning Science: What's In It For The Learner? (Springer, 2015)
- The Future of Technology Education (Springer, 2015)
- Springer Encyclopedia in Science Education (Springer, 2015)
- The Age of STEM. Educational policy and practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics across the world (Routledge, 2015)
- The Routledge International Handbook on Innovation Education (Routledge, 2013)
- Valuing assessment in science education: Pedagogy, curriculum and policy (Springer, 2013)
Science education, technology education, environmental education and STEM education
Buntting, C., Gunstone, R., Berry, A., Corrigan, D., & Jones, A. (2021). STEM Education Matters. In A. Berry, C. Buntting, D. Corrigan, R. Gunstone, & A. Jones (Eds.), Education in the 21st Century (pp. 1-8). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-85300-6_1
Buntting, C., & Jones, A. (2021). There’s something about James. In Education in the 21st Century (pp. 63-79). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-85300-6_5
Doyle, C., Pierson, C. M., Buntting, C., & Li, Y. (2021). Learning to teach from home. Set: Research Information for Teachers, (1), 60-66. doi:10.18296/set.0196
Taura, Y., Waiti, P., & Buntting, C. (2021). Tuia ngā repo me ngā tāngata – Reconnecting communities with their wetlands.. In Y. Taura, C. van Schravendijk-Goodman, & B. Clarkson (Eds.), Te reo o te repo – kei konei tonu au: The voice of the wetland – I am still here (pp. 137-149). Hamilton, NZ: Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. Retrieved from https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/
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