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Staff Profile

Dr Rachel Sheffield

Dr Rachel Sheffield Dr Rachel Sheffield
Position Senior Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Education
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 501.Level 4
Phone 08 9266 2163
Email Rachel.Sheffield@curtin.edu.au
Website http://rachelsheffield.weebly.com/

Brief Summary

My Philosophy of Teaching 

I see it as my task to translate my industry experience as a science teacher to my teacher training students in a manner that helps them to build their own professional identity (Bennett, Rowley, Dunbar-Hall, Hitchcock, & Blom, 2014). This is more than career planning or building portfolios of graduate attributes. It is about building a community of primary teacher practitioners who are scientifically literate, confident and competent to inspire and empower their own students and to help them to make sense of their world through science. I have a particular responsibility to engage students with science not only because it is a national objective to educate more maths and science students but also because many students arrive at university somewhat science phobic. 

Memberships, Awards and Training

Awards

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Teaching

Teaching Grants

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Research Interests

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Publications

2016

Book Chapters (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

2015

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2012

Book Chapters (Research)

2010

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2008

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2007

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Conference Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2015

Books (Research) - Other

Book Chapters - Other

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Blackley, S., and R. Sheffield. 2015.“Editorial – Welcome to Volume 23, Issue 3.”International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education 23 (3): i-ii.
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