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Dr Cathy Buntting

Cathy Buntting

Director, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research

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

About Cathy

Cathy is Director of the award-winning Science Learning Hub and Principal Investigator for On2Science: Multiple affordances for learning through participation in online citizen science. Her research interests straddle science, technology and STEM education across the school years, with a strong focus on innovative approaches to education in these disciplines.

Cathy is passionate about the teaching-research nexus, and much of her 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. Cathy is on the Advisory Board for the Ministry of Education’s Connected journal, and the US-based Biology Online.

Find Cathy on ResearchGate.

Book projects that she has contributed to include:

Postgraduate supervision

Science education, technology education, environmental education and STEM education

Recent Publications

  • Corrigan, D., Buntting, C., Jones, A., & Fitzgerald, A. (2020). The shifting sands of science education. An introduction. In D. Corrigan, C. Buntting, A. Fitzgerald, & A. Jones (Eds.), Values in Science Education. The shifting sands (pp. 1-4). Springer.

  • Buntting, C. (2020). Values of science education systems. In D. Corrigan, C. Buntting, A. Fitzgerald, & A. Jones (Eds.), Values in Science Education The Shifting Sands (pp. 169-171). Springer Nature.

  • Buntting, C., & Jones, A. (2020). Using biotechnology to develop values discourse in school science. In D. Corrigan, C. Buntting, A. Fitzgerald, & A. Jones (Eds.), Values in Science Education: The Shifting Sands (pp. 105-117). Springer. Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13771

  • 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

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Keywords

Education; Education Research; Science Education; Teaching and Learning; Technology Education

ethical thinking, futures thinking


Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Buntting, Dr Cathy 6338 buntting TW.1.11 Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educat
Buntting, Dr Cathy 6338 buntting TW.1.11 Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educat

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