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Associate Professor Terry Lyons

Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership

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Name
Associate Professor Terry Lyons
Position(s)
Associate Professor in Science Education
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3332
Fax
+61 7 3138 3985
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD in Science Education (University of New England)

Professional memberships
and associations

STEM Education Research Group, International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE), European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Returned Volunteer – Australian Volunteers International (AVI) Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ)

Keywords

Science education, STEM participation and enrolment trends, Out of Field Teaching in STEM, Science teacher education, STEM Outreach Program evaluation, Gender and STEM, Attitudes to school science, Engaging young people in STEM, Science education in rural contexts, Innovative ICTs in science education

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Lyons is an Associate Professor in Science Education and leader of the QUT STEM Education Research Group. He has been involved in science education for more than 30 years. After working as a high school science teacher for 14 years, he completed his PhD thesis in 2002 on students’ classroom experiences and decisions about participating in science. His areas of research include national and international STEM enrolment trends, student engagement with science, and STEM education in developing countries and rural and remote regions. He has co-authored three reports of national significance: The SiMERR National Survey of Rural and Regional Education (2006); Choosing Science (2010); and Starting Out in STEM (2012). He has worked as an educator and consultant in a number of developed and developing countries and has been engaged by the European Commission and UNICEF. Dr Lyons was Chair of the International Organization for Science and Technology Education (IOSTE) from 2006-2010, and a member of the Australian Chief Scientist’s STEM Education Advisory Group.

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Teaching

Science Curriculum Studies 1, 2 & 3 (various unit codes)

 

 

 

 

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Experience

Current and past roles

Leader, QUT STEM Education Research Group,

Australian Chief Scientist’s STEM Education Advisory Group (2013-2016)

Expert Evaluator, European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme (2014 -)

Past Chair, International Organization for Science and Technology Education (2006 – 2010)

Executive Board member, International Organization for Science and Technology Education (2004 – 2012)

Associate Director (Science Education), SiMERR National Research Centre, UNE (2007- 2013)

Expert Evaluator, European Commission FP7 research proposals – Science in Society (2008 – 2013)

Panel member, CSIRO Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) scholarships program (2011-2014)

Chair, Scientific Committee for the XIV IOSTE Symposium, Bled, Slovenia, (2010)

Co-Chair, Scientific Committee, International Symposia for Innovation in Rural Education (ISFIRE) (2009 & 2011)

Chair, Scientific Committee for the XIII IOSTE Symposium, Kusadasi, Turkey, (2008)

Research Projects

Project Title: Building Teacher Capability Using STEM Partnership Models (2016). Project Team: Terry Lyons, Donna King, QUT Faculty of Education, Les Dawes QUT Science and Engineering Faculty, Tanya Doyle, JCS. Granting Body: Queensland Department of Education and Training.

Project Title: Out-of-field teaching: Sustaining quality practices across subjects (2015 – 2017). Project Team: Deakin University, University of New England, Queensland University of Technology, Name of Program and Granting Body: Australian Research Council Discovery Grant

Project Title: Inspiring Science and Mathematics Education (ISME). (2015 – 2017). Project Team: Southern Cross University, University of Wollongong, Charles Darwin University, Academy of Technological Sciences, Stile Education, QUT. Name of Program and Granting Body: Australian Mathematics and Science Partnership Program, Commonwealth Department of Education.

Project Title: Step up! Transforming mathematics and science pre-service secondary teacher education in Queensland (2014 – 2016) Project Team: Queensland University of Technology, Australian Catholic University, Department of Education, Training and Employment Queensland, Griffith University, James Cook University, The University of Queensland Name of Program and Granting Body: Enhancing the Training of Mathematics and Science Teachers Program, Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)

Project Title: Building teacher capacity and student achievement in STEM within school-university partnerships (2013 – 2015) Project Team: Federation University, Deakin University, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University. Name of Granting Body: Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)

Project Title: Interest and Recruitment in Science (IRIS) (2011-2012) Project Team: UNE, JCU, Deakin, UTas, Curtin, ACU Name of Granting Bodies: Office of the Australian Chief Scientist; SiMERR National Research Centre; Project Title: Teaching Science Teachers for the Future (2011) Project Team: Terry Lyons, Frances Quinn & Helen Doyle, UNE Name of Granting Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)

Project Title: Expert Evaluation of research proposals for the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme Science in Society (2008-2013). Name of Granting Body: European Commission, Brussels

Project Title: Choosing Science: Understanding the declines in senior high school science enrolments (2007-2009) Project Team: Terry Lyons & Frances Quinn, UNE Name of Granting Body: SiMERR National Research Centre

Project Title: Attracting and retaining suitably qualified professionals to specialist teaching and non-teaching roles in Queensland State Schools (2008) Project Team: B. Miles, L. Greer, K. Purnell, D. Akbar, M. Dawson, & T. Lyons. Name of Granting Body: Queensland Department of Education, Training and the Arts

Project Title: Evaluation of ASISTM project ‘Enhancing Senior High School Science for Tertiary Success’  (2008) Consultancy Name of Granting Body: Curriculum Corporation

Project Title: Australian Government Summer Schools for Science and Mathematics Teachers (2007) Project Team: J. Pegg, T. Lyons, G. McPhan (UNE) & B. Conway (Flinders) Name of Granting Body: Commonwealth Department of Education, Science & Training (DEST)

Project Title: Science, ICT and Mathematics Education in Rural and Urban New South Wales: A disaggregation of data from the SiMERR National Survey (2006) Project Team: J. Pegg, T. Lyons & R. Cooksey (UNE). Name of Granting Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Title: Case studies of rural and remote teachers in New South Wales (2005) Project Team: T. Lyons, P. Merrotsy, D. Paterson, K. Afamasaga-Fuatai & H. Smith (UNE). Name of Granting Body: University of New England

Project Title: Issues in Teaching and Learning Science, ICT, and Mathematics in Rural and Regional Australia: The SiMERR National Survey. (2005 – 2006) Project Team: J. Pegg, T. Lyons, D. Panizzon, & A. Parnell (UNE) Name of Granting Body: Commonwealth Department of Education Science and Training (DEST).

Project Title: Technical Assistance for the Design of In-Service Teacher Professional Development in the Punjab, Pakistan. (2005). Consultancy Project Team: J. Pegg, T. Lyons, & D. Laird (UNE) Name of Granting Body: UNICEF

 

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Publications


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