Carol is the project leader for the Bridging the Gap project.
Carol is a senior lecturer in the School of Education working with students studying at the undergraduate or graduate level towards a Bachelor of Education, and with postgraduate students working towards higher degrees. She comes to the University with a strong background in education having held a diverse range of leadership positions within the Education Department of South Australia. As a former system's leader, she has broad experience in curriculum matters. Among other things, she managed the Science Curriculum Focus Schools Projects, the Science Alive: a Festival of Science for Young Australians and the Gender Equity Project for students and teachers of highest level mathematics and physics. She is committed to the development of high quality teachers with a passion for science and mathematics learning and teaching and is an active member of the Flinders Institute for International Education with some general experience in international schooling in Indonesia.Read more...
Aidan is a research assistant, digital research officer and project organiser for Bridging the Gap.
Aidan is experienced in researching primary, secondary and tertiary education. Unpacking research data for practical application, visualisation, and extensive analysis in a research context. Experienced in applying qualitative research methods to emergent STEM education practices and primary & middle school teaching. Experienced in (auto)ethnographic research methods and diverse qualitative methodological positions. Also experienced in quantitative research methods applied to e-learning and digital research platforms.
Aidan is undertaking a PhD at Flinders University in Higher Education Student Activsim through a Critical Realist Autoethnographic methodology.Read more...
Abby is a research assistant and project officer for Bridging the Gap.
Abby Witts is a scholar of Indonesian languages, an accredited translator and languages curriculum specialist. She teaches for the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (academic citation and thesis preparation) and is a research officer within the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work (Education) and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Women's Studies). Abby also provides bilingual support to postgraduate students from Indonesia. Her research interests include linguistic diversity in Indonesia, language use of individuals with non-normative sexual identity in Indonesia, and linguistic phenomena among neurodivergent populations.Read more...
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