Faculty of Education Science Education Lecturer, Dr Carole Haeusler has been appointed to the Science Learning Area Reference Committee of the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA).
As an expert in her field Dr Haeusler, through the committee will provide expert curriculum and assessment advice about kindergarten to year 12 science curriculum materials and resources to the QSA.
Dr Haeusler brings many years experience working within the education sector to her committee role.
‘I have previously worked with the Board of Senior Secondary School Studies, spent many years working as a secondary science teacher in Queensland and have worked with Education Queensland on the New Basics project,’ Dr Haeusler said.
‘I was also a private consultant for curriculum assessment in Queensland schools for eight years prior to my work as an academic at USQ.’
Dr Haeusler said it was a privilege to be appointed to the committee.
‘It is wonderful to have the opportunity as a science and tertiary educator to contribute to science curriculum and assessment.
‘I am looking forward to increasing the profile of science in schools,’ she said.
‘Science and teaching are my passions and there has been a steady decline in students pursing science in schools in recent years.
‘We desperately need more qualified science and maths teachers in our schools and I look forward to promoting this through the committee and improving how science programs are taught and assessed.’
Dean of Education Professor Nita Temmerman congratulated Dr Haeusler on her appointment.
‘USQ’s Faculty of Education academics are experts in their fields and are often asked to provide advice to Education authorities about curriculum,’ Professor Temmerman said.
‘Dr Haeusler’s knowledge, dedication and passion for science education will be of great value to the committee.’
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