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Coral Campbell 

Associate Professor, Deakin University, Australia


 

Coral Campbell is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Deakin University. Coral has worked in partnership with many early childhood centres and schools locally and has contributed to an enhancement of early childhood science education through the development of early childhood units (science, science and technology, science and the environment, and STEM). She has co-edited a text in Early Childhood Science Education – the first in Australia and now on its third revision. Coral is the current Early Childhood Science SIG Coordinator (with Estelle Blanquet) for the European Science Education Research Association. In 2017, she was awarded a Research Fellowship from the Association for Graduates of Early Childhood Studies to undertake research at the LUMA Centre at the University of Helsinki. Across 2017-2019 Coral has provided in excess of 15 STEM workshops for early childhood teachers across Australia.

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Christine Howitt  

Associate Professor, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Dr. Christine Howitt is an associate professor in early childhood science education in the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia. Christine’s research focuses on young children's science learning in informal contexts and the use of photobooks to enhance science identity. Christine has published 5 books, 20 book chapters and 25 peer–reviewed journal articles. In 2019, she wrote the first Early Childhood Science review of 100 research articles for Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Being passionate about making science accessible to all, Christine has published numerous early childhood science books including textbooks (Science in Early Childhood, 4th edition, 2020), teacher resources (Planting the Seeds of Science, 2010; Eyes Wide Open, 2020) and a children’s story book (Science is Everywhere, 2010). She has also won various teaching excellence awards at the university, state and national level for her innovative and engaging teaching in early childhood science education.

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Amauri Betini Bartoszeck

Associate Professor, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

 

Amauri Betini Bartoszeck is an associate professor of neuroscience and emergent science education with the Biological Sciences Institute at the Universidade Federal do Paraná in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (London, UK). Dr. Bartoszeck serves an editorial role with European Journal of Educational Research and Educere Revista da Educação, among other international journals. His work with young children focuses on young children’s drawings, particularly with regards to children’s conceptual understanding as conveyed by visual representations.

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Hanno van Keulen  

Professor, Windesheim University of Applied Science, The Netherlands

Hanno van Keulen currently is a professor of education at Windesheim University of Applied Science. He received his PhD from the Department of Chemistry of Utrecht University and specialized in inquiry and design-based learning and in educational development. His research in STEM education focuses on ways to co-develop language skills, social and executive skills, cultural sensitivity and creativity, and in this way to contribute to an inclusive and sustainable society. Hanno van Keulen is editor-in-chief of the European Journal of STEM Education.

Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux, France


 

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Kathy Cabe Trundle  

Professor, Utah State University, United States

Bio will be added soon.

Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux, France


 

Fani Stylianidou    

Senior Researcher, State Scholarship Foundation, Greece

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Bio will be added soon.

Associate Professor, University of Bordeaux, France


 

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Karen Murcia

Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University (Australia)

 

Karen Murcia (PhD) is a Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. She has an established track record of research related to scientific literacy for sustainability, STEM education and creativity with digital technologies. Dr Murcia has been recognized internationally for her research into pedagogical interactivity and technology enhanced learning environments. As a specialist in the field of digital technologies in early childhood education, she has led investigations into how tangible coding technologies impacted young children’s development of computational thinking and creativity during STEM inquiry projects. Importantly, Dr Murcia leads the Curtin University Node of the Australian Research Council funded Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. As a leading Chief Investigator, her research team is investigating the impact of digital technologies on children living and growing in the digital age. Dr Murcia is a lead co-editor, and contributing author in the Springer published books Young Children's Rights in the Digital World: Play, Design and Practice (2021) and Children’s Creative STEM Inquiry (2022). In addition, Dr Murcia’s expertise in STEM education and digital technologies for learning is recognised and utilized through her ongoing Board position with Scitech, which is Western Australia’s preeminent science discovery centre. 

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