- Dr James Davis
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
- Discipline *
- Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Diploma Education (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
Queensland College of Teachers;
Fellow, Higher Education Academy;
Australasian Science Education Research Association;
The Australian Sociological Association.
STEM Pedagogy, Science Inquiry, Socio-scientific Issues, Entrepreneurship Education, Emotions and Cognition in Learning, Relationships and Wellness in Teaching and Learning, Microsociology, Ethnomethodology, Qualitative Research, Entrepreneurial Thinking
Dr James Davis has a career background spanning commerce, science and education. He is currently the Entrepreneurship Leader for the Faculty of Education and a Lecturer in STEM Education with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. He currently teachers across science curriculum, a STEM investigation project, and entrepreneurship education. James is also coordinator for an elective unit “Teaching and Learning with Emotions and Relationships in Mind.” In his PhD, entitled “A Study of the Emotional Essence of Analogical Reasoning in Secondary School Science,” he explored the emotional experiences of students when thinking and learning with analogies. This work frames his current research program that seeks to understand the interplay between cognition and emotion in classroom based learning situations. James is a contributing author to the Springer volume Exploring Emotions, Aesthetics and Wellbeing in Science Education Research. He has also contributed chapters to a Sense volume Eventful Learning in Science Education and a Routledge volume Interdisciplinary Approaches to Emotions: A Conversation with Sociology for publication in 2018.
CRB043 Teaching and Learning with Emotions and Relationships in Mind CRB047 STEM Investigation Project CRB217 Advanced Science Curriculum Studies CRB 218 Intermediate Science Curriculum Studies EUN120 Curriculum and Pedagogy Foundations EUN110 Teachers as Leaders and Entrepreneurial Thinkers
My experience in education research focuses on qualitative methodologies involving micro-sociology, ethnomethodology, phenomenology, discourse analysis, and social psychology/facial action coding. Research topic areas of interest include science pedagogy, technology in teaching and learning, alternative reality gaming, socio-scientific issues, science inquiry, STEM investigations and pedagogy, and applications of entrepreneurial thinking as a pedagogical strategy in school contexts. I am actively involved in developing connections across industry and the Faculty of Education with a focus on developing partnerships across the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Brisbane and Queensland.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.